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Nikki Haley’s War On Fat

Following in the footsteps of her health care czarina Catherine Templeton, S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley has launched her own war on obesity.” Well, let’s not get ahead of ourselves … after months of delay, Haley’s notoriously incompetent S.C. Department of Social Services (SCDSS) has finally gotten around to requesting a…

Following in the footsteps of her health care czarina Catherine Templeton, S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley has launched her own war on obesity.”

Well, let’s not get ahead of ourselves … after months of delay, Haley’s notoriously incompetent S.C. Department of Social Services (SCDSS) has finally gotten around to requesting a waiver from the federal government regarding its food stamp program.

Specifically the waiver – an idea which originated months ago at Templeton’s agency (the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control) – would restrict which foods and beverages could be purchased using food stamps.

Does this matter? Yes … dirt poor South Carolinians are heavily reliant on food stamps (to the tune of $1.4 billion a year), and forcing healthier choices with regard to food stamp purchases could reduce the chronic disease costs taxpayers are subsidizing at the other end of this totally unaccountable alimentory canal.

But wait … isn’t dictating food choices a violation of these citizens’ individual liberties?

No … not unless you believe beggars can be choosers.

For the record, this website opposes food stamps on principle. We subscribe to the “Coolio Maxim,” which holds that “if you don’t work, you don’t eat” (a lyric taken from the rapper’s 1994 hit “Fantastic Voyage”).

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Diggity …

Still, we support this waiver as a small first step in the direction of common sense – although we don’t expect the federal government will approve it. Nor do we expect Haley’s administration – which has proven totally incapable of running a food stamp program – to effectively execute it in the event it is approved.

South Carolina is one of the fattest states in the nation, with more than 30 percent of our adult population currently classified as obese (the eighth-highest rate in America). Our obesity epidemic is also growing faster than most other states. From 1995-2010, South Carolina’s obesity rate climbed by 14.3 percent – the tenth highest increase in the nation.

Would this waiver do anything to reverse that trend?

It’s possible … but our state’s real focus ought to be on creating a business climate which encourages more people to get off of food stamps in the first place.

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26 comments

? February 22, 2013 at 12:19 pm

Awwww, no more purple drank for the unwashed public dole masses. My heart cries out at the injustice of it all.

Nice pic of Godfrey btw.

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? February 22, 2013 at 11:19 am

Awwww, no more purple drank for the unwashed public dole masses. My heart cries out at the injustice of it all.

Nice pic of Godfrey btw.

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Sassy Liberal Bitch February 22, 2013 at 12:35 pm

Haley should declare war on her own fat ass…

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Sassy Liberal Bitch February 22, 2013 at 11:35 am

Haley should declare war on her own fat ass…

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Trolling for Comments February 22, 2013 at 12:39 pm

Considering the number of times you post on this site a day, I find it hard to believe you’re gainfully employed.

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? February 22, 2013 at 3:39 pm

Probably because what takes you 5-10 minutes to respond to takes me 30 seconds.

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Trolling for Comments February 22, 2013 at 11:39 am

Considering the number of times you post on this site a day, I find it hard to believe you’re gainfully employed.

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? February 22, 2013 at 2:39 pm

Probably because what takes you 5-10 minutes to respond to takes me 30 seconds.

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Smirks February 22, 2013 at 3:03 pm

Hell yes! Limit junk food bigtime, and place limits on meat products! That will BY FAR improve the program.

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shifty henry February 22, 2013 at 8:04 pm

Feb 22 – this just in.
Today I made a personal visit to a Walmart. I counted the aisles containing what we may consider “junk food”. I included candy – crackers – chips – sodas & other nonjuice drinks – other sweets, etc. Pacing off each aisle I determined that there were 7 aisles (counting each side as 1 aisle) that were 100% junk food . Other partial aisles and special displays I estimated to be the equivalent of 4 additional aisles, giving a total a 11 aisles at 55 feet in length. Each was 7 feet high and the total of displayed items (facing a customer) is 4,235 square feet. This does not include using the depth of the shelves. That’s one hell of a lot of temptation!
Anybody got any thoughts on this?

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Smirks February 22, 2013 at 2:03 pm

Hell yes! Limit junk food bigtime, and place limits on meat products! That will BY FAR improve the program.

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shifty henry February 22, 2013 at 7:04 pm

Feb 22 – this just in.
Today I made a personal visit to a Walmart. I counted the aisles containing what we may consider “junk food”. I included candy – crackers – chips – sodas & other nonjuice drinks – other sweets, etc. Pacing off each aisle I determined that there were 7 aisles (counting each side as 1 aisle) that were 100% junk food . Other partial aisles and special displays I estimated to be the equivalent of 4 additional aisles, giving a total a 11 aisles at 55 feet in length. Each was 7 feet high and the total of displayed items (facing a customer) is 4,235 square feet. This does not include using the depth of the shelves. That’s one hell of a lot of temptation!
Anybody got any thoughts on this?

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call me Mr. Sinister February 22, 2013 at 3:54 pm

no sodas, no chips/cookies/candies/sweets; store brand items only (cost less than name brand name); no high end deli or speciality meats/products; limit lifetime ability to receive benifits limited to 1 year; additional dependents can not be added after intial filing (having more kids after one qualifies doesnt increase the amount they get); criminal mis-use carries a mandatory year in jail not just for the person getting the benifit but for any minors over the age of 14. any combination of these would drastically cut funds spent and save our tax dollars

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call me Mr. Sinister February 22, 2013 at 2:54 pm

no sodas, no chips/cookies/candies/sweets; store brand items only (cost less than name brand name); no high end deli or speciality meats/products; limit lifetime ability to receive benifits limited to 1 year; additional dependents can not be added after intial filing (having more kids after one qualifies doesnt increase the amount they get); criminal mis-use carries a mandatory year in jail not just for the person getting the benifit but for any minors over the age of 14. any combination of these would drastically cut funds spent and save our tax dollars

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Charlemagne, King of France February 22, 2013 at 4:01 pm

in the grocery store last year, saw someone buying a rack of ribs and prepaid visa cards with their foodstamps, while i rolled out some quarters for my PB&J

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Charlemagne, King of France February 22, 2013 at 3:01 pm

in the grocery store last year, saw someone buying a rack of ribs and prepaid visa cards with their foodstamps, while i rolled out some quarters for my PB&J

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Thomas February 22, 2013 at 7:55 pm

Let us pause and think here for a moment. Our food supply is poisoned with all kinds of genetically modified unknowns, preservatives, and sugar substitutes.

Most people have what I call the corn syrup bloat.

This is a good idea, after all, isn’t the First Lady advocating the same principles in public schools?

For you weight watchers, a few notes:

1) Raspberry Ketones

2) Alpha Lipoic Acid

3) Cold-pressed Nigella Sativa (black seed oil)

4) read anything written by William Buckley Jr-free your mind and your ass will follow

5) 30 Hindu Squats a day

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Thomas February 22, 2013 at 6:55 pm

Let us pause and think here for a moment. Our food supply is poisoned with all kinds of genetically modified unknowns, preservatives, and sugar substitutes.

Most people have what I call the corn syrup bloat.

This is a good idea, after all, isn’t the First Lady advocating the same principles in public schools?

For you weight watchers, a few notes:

1) Raspberry Ketones

2) Alpha Lipoic Acid

3) Cold-pressed Nigella Sativa (black seed oil)

4) read anything written by William Buckley Jr-free your mind and your ass will follow

5) 30 Hindu Squats a day

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Hello, My Name's Nikki. February 22, 2013 at 10:30 pm

“You want fries with that?

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Hello, My Name's Nikki. February 22, 2013 at 9:30 pm

“You want fries with that?

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9" February 23, 2013 at 2:33 am

what about guys who have they penis thickened by injecting fat into the peter,so they’ll feel something when they fuck her worn out ax-wound…

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9" February 23, 2013 at 1:33 am

what about guys who have they penis thickened by injecting fat into the peter,so they’ll feel something when they fuck her worn out ax-wound…

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Tons Of Fun February 23, 2013 at 5:32 pm

… but Willie, most of the people in SC are transplants from other states. Hence, they bring their fat with them!

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Tons Of Fun February 23, 2013 at 4:32 pm

… but Willie, most of the people in SC are transplants from other states. Hence, they bring their fat with them!

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Fresher Pelion. February 23, 2013 at 5:59 pm

It’s subconciously an assault on the Lexington Lardball.
Even defeated, he still still bothers her.

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Fresher Pelion. February 23, 2013 at 4:59 pm

It’s subconciously an assault on the Lexington Lardball.
Even defeated, he still still bothers her.

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