Sunday, February 22, 2015

Let Them Eat Cake . . .

Taxes so high she can't afford more clothes
. . . As long as they pay taxes. Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee calls for taxing dessert, ‘electronic tracking’ of time spent watching TV. Oh, and they would also like to use the power to tax to make vegans of us all:
The federal committee responsible for nutrition guidelines is calling for the adoption of “plant-based” diets, taxes on dessert, trained obesity “interventionists” at worksites, and electronic monitoring of how long Americans sit in front of the television.

The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) released its far-reaching 571-page report of recommendations to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Thursday, which detailed its plans to “transform the food system.”

The report is open for public comment for 45 days, and will be used as the basis by the government agencies to develop the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The guidelines are used as the basis for government food assistance programs, nutrition education efforts, and for making “decisions about national health objectives.”
You'd think after their recent turn around on the topic of cholesterol, they would be a little slower to make recommendations. But then, why would they have jobs.

It's my belief that the governments prior policies and propaganda on cholesterol, meat, salt, and dietary fat have been an enormous mistake, one which has been responsible for the blossoming rate of obesity in the United States, as food producers have struggled to make desirable food without fat which carries most of the taste, and replaced it with carbohydrates and sugar:

Wombat-socho has the big "Rule 5 Sunday: Post-CPAC/Blogbash Edition" post ready at The Other McCain.

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