Quantcast

Letters: Intertwined problems

Published: Wednesday, Jan. 9 2013 12:00 a.m. MST

Should the government intrude on what junk food or liquid we consume, like what is happening in New York City where Big Gulps are banned?

Ravell Call, Deseret News

Enlarge photo»

Should the government intrude on what junk food or liquid we consume, like what is happening in New York City where Big Gulps are banned?

Yes. Why? Because government is intruding on our "health care insurance," namely Obamacare.

Many of us do not want the government to be too intrusive in our lives. But why should our taxes go to taking care of everyone who suffers from diet-related health issues?

Consuming a lot of sugary or fat-laden foods? Oh well, we may have to pay a little out of our own pocket, but the government will take care of my $1,000 diabetes doctor bills once Obamacare is fully implemented. Take that scenario across the nation.

Let's eat and drink what we want and face lots of mounting government spending.

The two problems are intertwined.

Diane Wilson

Sandy

Get The Deseret News Everywhere

Subscribe

Mobile

RSS