Friday, November 14, 2008
Fat People Paid To Walk
Given that we are facing the worst recession since 1475 (or there abouts), thanks to Wee Gordie's magnificent mismanagement of the economy and financial regulatory system, I have to ask myself is Nanny's latest idea for spending our tax pounds really the most effective use of our hard pressed resources.
Nanny, as we all know, is hyper ventilating about obesity. Nanny is of the belief that she must stop us from becoming fat, no matter what. As such she has come up with a "terrific" new wheeze.
She will pay "fat" people to walk their kids to school.
Under the scheme people who exercise, which includes walking kids to school, would receive supermarket style vouchers to spend on sports gear and healthy food.
The proposal will be run as a pilot project in Manchester, one of nine areas designated as "healthy towns".
Nanny obsesses about obesity, not because she cares about us but, because she is of the view that it costs money to treat obese people; ie it is a cost saving initiative.
Nanny is partially correct in that treating obesity, directly and indirectly, does cost money. However she ignores a number of key points:
1 Obesity, whatever that really means, is a choice not a disease.
2 Not everyone is obsessed with looking like Kate Moss, nor can they afford the coke to make themselves look like Kate.
3 Some people are happy within their own skins.
4 We should have the right to live our lives as we wish; ie eat, drink, smoke etc without hindrance.
5 Were we all to be made perfect physical specimens by Nanny (eg slim, non smoking, non drinking etc), doubtless we might live longer. However, the costs to Nanny would change from those associated with obesity and cancer treatment to those associated with geriatric care and dementia; ie one cost would be replaced by another.
I should point out that Nanny, as already noted on this site and others, has already given thought to point 5. She hates the old and would sooner they die quickly, neglected and abused in one of her prison camps (formally known as geriatric care wards/homes).
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