Why taxes can never keep up
Because progressives come up with ideas for two dollars in spending for every one dollar of increased revenue. Craig is being proven right once again when he said the government will one day assume control of food production in this country. This knew "idea" will create 1,000s of new government employees. The only way a government employee is paid is if the dollar is first taxed from another working American. The government creates zero wealth, all it can do is take wealth created by someone and give it to someone else. Enjoy liberals and begin the process of coming up with exotic ways of blaming it all on the racist, thumpin, holy warrior baggers.
DGAC proposed a variety of solutions to address obesity, and its promotion of what it calls the “culture of health.”
“The persistent high levels of overweight and obesity require urgent population- and individual-level strategies across multiple settings, including health care, communities, schools, worksites, and families,” they said.
In response, DGAC called for diet and weight management interventions by “trained interventionists” in healthcare settings, community locations, and worksites.
“Government at local, state, and national levels, the health care system, schools, worksites, community organizations, businesses, and the food industry all have critical roles in developing creative and effective solutions,” they said.
DGAC also called for policy interventions to “reduce unhealthy options,” limit access to high calorie foods in public buildings, “limit the exposure” of advertisements for junk food, a soda tax, and taxing high sugar and salt items and dessert.
“Align nutritional and agricultural policies with Dietary Guidelines recommendations and make broad policy changes to transform the food system so as to promote population health, including the use of economic and taxing policies to encourage the production and consumption of healthy foods and to reduce unhealthy foods,” its report read.
“For example, earmark tax revenues from sugar-sweetened beverages, snack foods and desserts high in calories, added sugars, or sodium, and other less healthy foods for nutrition education initiatives and obesity prevention programs.”
The amount of sedentary time Americans spend in front of computers and TV sets is also a concern to the federal panel.
They recommended “coaching or counseling sessions,” “peer-based social support,” and “electronic tracking and monitoring of the use of screen-based technologies” as a way to limit screen time.
The screen-time recommendations came from The Community Guide, a group affiliated with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which reviewed studies that used an “electronic monitoring device to limit screen time” of teenagers.
Re: Why taxes can never keep up
The reason they can do that is because they have nothing else to do.
If all those "working" in government actually had to produce something and be responsible or get booted they wouldn't have all the free time to come up with more goofy and wasteful spending ideas.
Most of which is designed to get friends and relatives a job.
Re: Why taxes can never keep up
Yes, the GDP growth is too dependent upon government spending, trouble is the government spending no longer has even a equal bang for the buck in growth.