And You Said It Couldn’t Happen…It’s Already Started

This almost seems like satire to me…almost, but I wouldn’t put it past this administration;

In a stunning move widely considered as “spiking the football” President Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid have proposed new legislation in the wake of the Supreme Court Decision yesterday.

The Child Obesity Prevention and Protection Act, S.1848 would curb childhood obesity by establishing health guidelines for parents.

If the law passes, doctors will be required by Health and Human Services (HHS) to report the Body Mass Index (BMI) of every child in their care. Any child with a BMI over the limit established by HHS will fall into the protection of the program.

Once a child is determined by the HHS panel to have an unacceptable BMI, the parent(s) will be required to buy the minimum required servings of fruits and vegetables for the child. If the proper quantity and type of foods are not purchased, the parent or legal guardian will be taxed $300 per month, with a progressively increasing scale as long as the problem persists. In the event of non-compliance, the parent will face additional fines and potential jail time under IRS Code 1917.

Daniel De Leon, Director of HHS Child Wellness Programs said, “The government has the primary responsibility for the health of our children. Parents are all too often in the way of raising a child properly.”

In an early morning Rose Garden press conference, President Obama was joined by De Leon, and the President agreed, “In the wake of this historic Supreme Court decision, it is time for the nation’s children to come under the care of the bureaucracy that can make the best decisions for them. Now is not the time for party politics, it is the time to save our children.”

Kathleen Sebelius was attending a late-term abortion rally and unavailable for comment, but her office issued this statement:

“We believe that HHS and the Executive Branch have the primary responsibility in raising our nation’s children. We hope in the coming months to extend the regulations to all citizens, including those who have normal BMI’s so that we can fight disease and other health problems. By strictly regulating what people eat and how much they eat, and with the incentive provided by excessive taxation and jail time, we can lead the world in terms of a healthy populace. Furthermore, by mandating certain foods be purchased, we can make critical investments in green farming techniques, essential to our economic recovery.”

The Bill will be fast-tracked through the Senate and sent to the House, where it is expected to meet resistance.

Jim Madison, Chairman of the House Committee on Constitutional Issues, was not available for comment. ( emphasis added.)


8 thoughts on “And You Said It Couldn’t Happen…It’s Already Started

  1. I tried to tell my boss on the RNL that this would happen, and that, by the time we can get enough “R’s” in place to do anything about it legislatively, it would be too late. Now you watch, they will get this passed because some “conscientious” R’s will vote for it – they always do.

    But, hey, if they actually grow a spine in the House, not to worry: Obama can do it by Presidential decree and blame it on a do-nothing Congress that refuses to ‘do what’s right’ for America. He knows no one will stop him. If they had that sort of courage, he would have been impeached long ago.

    • Thanks for reading B3. I was pretty sure it was satire and the author confirmed it below. But you’re right, I wouldn’t put it past those sorry excuses for humans on the left.

      • It may be satire – but only for the time being. One need but look at Michelle’s agenda over the past three years and the blank check the court just handed Obama to see this one coming. It is inevitable.

  2. Hey Mike – Thanks for the link and repost! This little satire was fun to write. It was inspired by liberals….

    The day Roberts dropped his decision bomb, I wrote a blog post with a bunch of random thoughts on the subject. One of things I wrote was, again, a tongue-in-cheek blurb about how it must have been a blackmail conspiracy, akin to a Vince Flynn novel plot.

    Fast forward 6 hours…. by 4pm in the afternoon on Thursday, a fe liberal blogs picked up my musings, but took it as REAL. 🙂 My blog was inundated with liberals commenting about how kooky I am, what an indict I am to believe in such conspiracy theory.

    So, I decided that since libs are so gullible, I’d really confuse them with the satire you found.

    Again, thanks for the link! I’ll be dropping by here more often!

  3. Nice piece of satire, Mr G!

    “Daniel De Leon?” Considering the only guy by that name that I know of is the Socialist/Marxist revolutionary from the late 1800s, that’s a pretty big hint. That, and “Sebelius was attending a late-term abortion rally “?
    Really good stuff.

    But you’re right: these folks are too creepy to laugh TOO hard.
    Just like the Green Police commmercial: I’d laugh more if I didn’t suspect this is what they truly wish to do.

  4. Reblogged this on Phoebe's Detention Room and commented:
    Satire today, reality tomorrow or maybe yesterday!
    Obese third-grader taken from family: Did state go too far?

    November 28, 2011

    A Cleveland third grader who weighed more than 200 pounds was taken from his mother after officials reportedly said she did not do enough to help the boy, who suffered from a weight-related health issue, to lose weight.

    “They are trying to make it seem like I am unfit, like I don’t love my child,” the boy’s mother, who was not identified, told the Cleveland Plain Dealer. “It’s a lifestyle change and they are trying to make it seem like I am not embracing that. It is very hard, but I am trying.”

    Officials first became aware of the boy’s weight after his mother took him to the hospital last year while he was having breathing problems, the newspaper reported. The child was diagnosed with sleep apnea and began to be monitored by social workers while he was enrolled in a program called “Healthy Kids, Healthy Weight” at the Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital.

    The boy lost a few pounds, but recently began to gain some back, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported. At that point, the Department of Children and Family Services asked a juvenile court for custody of the boy, citing his soaring weight as a form of medical neglect, according to the newspaper.

    Taking obese children from their families has become a topic of intense debate over the past year after one high-profile pediatric obesity expert made controversial comments in the Journal of the American Medical Association advocating the practice in acute cases.

    “In severe instances of childhood obesity, removal from the home may be justifiable, from a legal standpoint, because of imminent health risks and the parents’ chronic failure to address medical problems,” Dr. David Ludwig co-wrote with Lindsey Murtagh, a lawyer and researcher at Harvard’s School of Public Health.

    A trial is set for the boy’s ninth birthday next month to determine whether his mother will regain custody.

    But one family who has been in the same position as the Ohio family told ABC News they disagreed with the practice when “Good Morning America” spoke with them in January.

    “Literally, it was two months of hell. It seemed like the longest two months of my life,” mother Adela Martinez said.

    Her daughter, 3-year-old Anamarie Regino, weighing 90 pounds, was taken from her parents and placed into foster care a decade ago.

    Anamarie didn’t improve at all in foster care, and she was returned to her parents. The young girl was later diagnosed with a genetic predisposition.

    “They say it’s for the well-being of the child, but it did more damage than any money or therapy could ever to do to fix it,” Martinez said.

    Anamarie Regino, who is now a teenager, agreed.

    “It’s not right, what [Dr. Ludwig] is doing, because to get better you need to be with your family, instead of being surrounded by doctors,” she said.

    When told of the Regino case, Ludwig said his solution of state intervention did not always work.

    “Well, state intervention is no guarantee of a good outcome, but to do nothing is also not an answer,” he said.

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