Sunday, June 13, 2010

Obama Signs Exec Order to Achieve "Lifestyle Behavior Modification"

Never waste a good crisis (even when the crisis - BP oil spill - has nothing to do with lifestyle behavior modification).

It's all for our own good. As increasingly cynical Zero Hedge reports:

Obama Begins "Lifestyle Health Modification" Program, Mandating Behavioural Changes Within US Society (Tyler Durden, 6/13/2010 Zero Hedge)

"Last week, with little fanfare, among the ever deteriorating oil spill crisis, the White House quietly noted the issuance of an executive order "Establishing the National Prevention, Health Promotion, and Public Health Council", in which the president, citing the “authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America” is now actively engaging in "lifestyle behavior modification" for American citizens that do not exhibit "healthy behavior." At least initially, the 8 main verticals of focus will include: smoking cessation; proper nutrition; appropriate exercise; mental health; behavioral health; sedentary behavior; substance-use disorder; and domestic violence screenings."

The actual executive order that's linked in the paragraph above does say "lifestyle behavior modification". It establishes the Council as in the title of the order, plus the advisory board. These are on top of the huge and numerous councils and boards to be established by the health care "reform" bill that was passed and signed into law, unfortunately for majority of Americans who still oppose it.

Zero Hedge as this observation at the end:

"Tangentially, we wonder if the president and the head of the House Financial Services Committee have kicked their respective tobacco/KFC habits yet."

Probably haven't. That may be why they want to drag the entire nation in kicking their respective habits. Much like ancient kings and emperors demanded that his wives, slaves, their favorite horses and hapless subjects selected for the occasion, be killed so that they could accompany him when he died.

BTW, just so you know, the federal officials wants to ban peanuts on commercial flights to alleviate fears of 1.8 million Americans who has peanut allergies.


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