OBAMA CARE: A BAND-AID ON A FESTERING SORE

OBAMA CARE: A BAND-AID ON A FESTERING SORE

No health care system in the world can afford to care for a population where 80% of the people are overweight and 50% are obese. Diabetes, heart disease, cancer, all caused by or exacerbated by weight, costs this country over a trillion dollars (medical costs and productivity loss).

People aren’t foolish. They know that a salad is better for them than a pizza; that grilled chicken is better than a smothered burrito.

To have an impact, policy must, of necessity, take hold from where people’s values and concerns are centered. When a burger is $9.00 and a salad is $1.00, health care costs will be cut in half. There is only one program that will influence people’s eating habits: A food tax.

So, why is there no tax on unhealthy products? It’s back to the lobbyists and the companies like Pepsi, Coke, and McDonalds and Burger King who contribute millions to the coffers of the politicians who vote against such legislation while our children are poisoned by harmful food in school and on every street corner. They would rather see millions of people die prematurely, or live with diabetes, hearth disease and dietary cancers than affect their bottom line.

My political commentary is meant to bring a heightened consciousness and real discussion to people intent on changing social, political, and economic conditions. Politics as usual is destroying our Democracy. Government corruption demands real political change, not just a new candidate in the old system. Political leadership only leads to self-serving agendas and self aggrandizement. Politicians eschew social causes for personal enrichment. Political power corrupt morality and rationality. The result is criminal behavior and Constitutional crimes.

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