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Does Congress have the power to mandate obese people join Weight Watchers?


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#1 g5jamz

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Posted 05 July 2011 - 08:14 AM

If not...why not. This is the basic premise of the constitutionality of the mandated purchase of health insurance in Obamacare.

http://www.mrctv.org/video/103311

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Posted 05 July 2011 - 08:32 AM

I wish Congress had the power to mandate you stay off the internet after your wake and bake.

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Posted 05 July 2011 - 08:34 AM

You obese?

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Posted 05 July 2011 - 09:34 AM

i prefer "pleasingly plump".

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Posted 05 July 2011 - 09:41 AM

If we had a public option there would be no need for a mandate...

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Posted 05 July 2011 - 09:42 AM

Yeah thats the crux here. Republicans went nuts for the public option, Dems caved...so now the mandate that's required to make this work because of the Dems negotiating is awful to them. Grow up.

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Posted 05 July 2011 - 09:49 AM

Under this administration's interpretation of the commerce clause, yes.

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Posted 05 July 2011 - 09:57 AM

So theres hope the whole wake and bake G5 thing might actually happen?

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Posted 05 July 2011 - 10:15 AM

I think the gov't should ship them to Mexico.


edit: Just got back from the VA mountain. Jesus f'n Christ there are a lot of fat fugers up there. It was disturbing.

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Posted 05 July 2011 - 10:15 AM

I just don't like anything that is a "mandate."

Didn't dubya coin that phrase?

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Posted 05 July 2011 - 10:15 AM

I think the gov't should ship them to Mexico.


fat people?

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Posted 05 July 2011 - 10:17 AM

fat people?


yes, i'm tired of looking at them