Friday, September 14, 2007

"Tax cuts should be for people who work, not people who work out. "

I don't know. Would the carrot of a big, fat refund check give me any more incentive to go to the gym?
All the worst elements of the American hyper-culture are here: narcissistic self- affirmation, dependency on the nanny state, and unreasonable claims for the virtue of obesity. On one side, the Health Gestapo wants to ban fast food ads, tax junkfood, and turn Big Brother into our personal trainers. On the other, fat-is-good advocates push for special government assistance, under the questionable guise of furthering equality and ending discrimination.
It's like you can apply the Tom Wolfe template to everything.

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6 Comments:

Anonymous Worlds Heaviest People said...

We need tax cuts ... we need them bad ... YOU need to pay for our treatments!!!!

11:15 AM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

Not that I think they should do it, but an extra $1000 would give me a little more incentive to work out more than once a month and put down the fork a few bites early! :p

And, on a mildly related note, I'm so emotionally and ethically conflicted about pro-fat organizations and publications....

1:14 PM  
Anonymous allan said...

At least with pro-fat publications you know you'll get your money's worth because they won't be thin on content.

8:54 PM  
Blogger Dana said...

Charlotte!! allan is doing that thing with words again!

9:12 PM  
Blogger Nancy said...

Charlotte? Is Charlotte here?

7:27 AM  
Anonymous cassandra said...

have we seen her this weekend? She's missing!

Obsessive health nuts are insufferably moralistic.

9:49 PM  

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