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People from Illinois are Idiots

Well, there is a minority that didn’t vote for their representation.  The rest, like my Gramps would say, “They are too dumb to pound sand in a rat hole.”

Today’s news is about a new law they are proposing.

If your child is overweight, you lose your tax deduction for the child.

Is this what it is coming to?  This is wrong on so many levels.  Those barely getting by keep things going with excessive but cheaper carbs.  Parents of overweight children aren’t bad parents.  But, the thing that indites them is that most people nod their heads in support of the nanny state and their forfeiture of self determination.

In 8th grade I was 205.  I just reached 6′ but I was FAT.  My mother served balanced meals and we almost never had a desert.  At noon each day was our main meal and it was prepared with love and consideration of proper nutrition.   I was 6′ 5″ and 145# with a 28″ waist when I graduated from high school.

So, the “health reporter” interviews this doctor who give all this his thumbs up and goes on about cardiovascular diseases.  This is the same health reporter that bi-weekly reverses herself on whether or not red wine is good for you for the next fortnight when she switches again.  Give anyone 20 minutes with some medical journal and they could come up with more honest reporting than her puerile nattering.

Need further proof?  They raised the tax on corporations.  They were warned and laughed it off.  They just gave Motorola tax breaks totaling 100-mil to not move to another state.  There are four other major corporations threatening to leave the state.  Their idiot governor (who someone I know admits to voting for) used the “opportunity” to let the people that he was willing to give away the farm to keep them with him touting his jobs mission.  He doesn’t mention they are deeper in debt (and the do-do) since they increased taxes as their governor increased spending.

Let me propose a health improvement.   Let sterilize the Illini.  That would massively improve the specie.  As Linda Richman would say, “Discuss.”

 

 

  1. May 11th, 2011 at 16:55 | #1

    So, I’m watching the national news after the above stupidity. They show a school. There are scales for their food and them. Cameras over their table is monitored as to what they take. This was a middle school. WTF?

  2. May 11th, 2011 at 17:21 | #2

    I would actually prefer an incentive as opposed to a disincentive. Give them an additional tax write off if their kid is extra fit. The army was good about incentive for weight control. Get fat and get humiliated. Plus it means you’ll be the slowest when the shooting starts.

    -DrC

  3. Very Josie
    May 11th, 2011 at 19:48 | #3

    You’re 6′ 5″???? Holy moly!

  4. May 11th, 2011 at 20:17 | #4

    You do realize that the idea of losing the tax deduction is just one politician posturing, right? No one is introducing any laws. Get a grip, hoosier.

    The funny thing is that the guy making himself look like an idiot is actually a pretty decent republican politician. And no … please do not ask which poker blogger lives in his district …

  5. May 12th, 2011 at 05:42 | #5

    Sparky,

    You realize the first time limiting smoking came up it was just a politician posturing, right?

    Munchkin,

    Surprise.

  6. May 12th, 2011 at 07:49 | #6

    Things don’t work like that here. All the talk means nothing. Michael Madigan decides what he wants and suddenly this legislature which can not pass anything passes some new law in a matter of hours that screws citizens and pads the pockets of the pols’ friends.

  7. May 12th, 2011 at 09:08 | #7

    Your post leaves me confused. I think you’re saying I am right.

  8. May 12th, 2011 at 09:46 | #8

    Shane Cultra made the stoopid statements, not Michael Madigan. If madigan said them …

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