Nanny Knows Best

Nanny Knows Best
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Friday, November 14, 2008

Fat People Paid To Walk

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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7 comments:

  1. Lord of Atlantis11:22 AM

    In my opinion, this seems more like a bribe to get people to vote for nuLabour because, if Nanny were REALLY that concerned about the nations health, she would not have sold off school playing fields to property developers, closed and concreted over playgrounds, and allowed so many public swimming pools and leisure centres to be closed, and in many cases redeveloped. No doubt Nanny and her trolls will defend their actions by pointing out that there has been an increase in private sports centres but, especially bearing in mind we are facing one of the worst ever recessions, how many 'ordinary' people can afford to pay the fees charged by such facilities?

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  2. Ken wrote:

    "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."

    Have you never seen 'Logans Run'? In the future Nanny not care about geriatric care and dementia as there will be none. Mind you, there will be nobody left over the age of thirty either.

    Fiction ? Maybe! However, I'm sure if Nanny could come up with some wheeze that saw the obese, the ill and the un-PC either up against the wall or at minimum locked up in Ghettos then the law would go flying through Patliament.

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  3. Ken:

    I shall have to come back later and post my thoughts as I can't type for laughing....This does not take the biscuit, it takes the barrel as well!!

    Ken; You must be making this one up surely...Please tell me you are...Dam!! I've just wet myself from laughing too much!!!...

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  4. This is all very sad, as the early champions of socialism = Shaw, the Webbs, and other Fabians - were rightly concerned to improve public health by providing more public parks, playing fields, swimming baths and so on.

    Ou present-day nannies are ignorant of history, as of most other things. But of course they are NEW Labour, and their world only commenced with the advent of Blairism in 1997.

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  5. Well, personally I think it's a fantastic idea. I may be built more for comfort than for speed, but between circuit training, swimming and mountain biking, I exercise most days. So without changing my lifestyle Nanny will give me vouchers to spend on things I actually want to buy.

    However there must be some catch. I'm a single, native, male, have an above average income and no children, so normally I'm entitled to f**k all in return for the disproportionate amount of tax I pay.

    Still plenty of time to think up some exceptions before the scheme kicks in:
    "Ah, you were already paying for a gym membership before. Sorry you're not eligible."
    "Oh, you don't live in a marginal constituency. Sorry."
    "This measure is designed to help families. You're single so you have to go forth and procreate."

    I'm surprised you didn't mention pensions in point 5. Still Nanny has a solution to that one. Between increased longevity stuffing up the actuaries calculations, Gordon's final-salary-scheme-killing tax grab on funds, the credit crunch and recession, our pension pots will be worthless and we'll all either starve or freeze to death as soon as we retire.

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  6. I am scoffing biscuits as as I type in the hope of qualifying for something here since all the other alleged 'assistance' always seems to pass me by. Mortgage paid off this year with a small surplus on the endowment - so no claim for mis-selling tho9ugh doubtless my bonuses reflected amounts paid to others. Looks like the interest rate cuts will trash the income from my investments and so on.

    Now the kids are grown up - but in the true spirit of neighbourliness I am seeking out some non-obese locals with young children with a view to letting me walk their kids to school. Will I need a CRB check?

    What next? Paying bears to shit in the woods?


    Grant

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  7. Lord of Atlantis11:20 AM

    anticant said...
    "This is all very sad, as the early champions of socialism = Shaw, the Webbs, and other Fabians - were rightly concerned to improve public health by providing more public parks, playing fields, swimming baths and so"

    But we are talking about Nu Labour, to whom socialism is an anathema, and whose philosophy seems to be one of 'We're alright Jack, and we'll see our cronies are too, but we couldn't give a damn about the public'.

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