Feds look to regulate food similar to tobacco, with hopes of saving money on health care

June 22, 2011 08:12

Big Brother is ready to tell you what you may eat, drink and own in the name of “healthcare costs.” “Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive.” C.S.Lewis

By Neil Munro at The Daily Caller


The federal government has a growing interest in the eating habits of Americans for the same reason it has an interest in tobacco consumption, said Kathleen Sebelius, the secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services.

The reason is money, because three-quarters of medical-spending is driven by chronic diseases, such as obesity and tobacco-related diseases, she said.

Sebelius’ comments came at the tail-end of Tuesday’s White House press conference where officials showcased nine new photos that must be carried on cigarette packs.


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