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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

The Fat Tax Debate: Point Counter Point with CG Brady and Fat Bastard

Many people are advocating a fat tax or a junk food tax. The following is a debate between leader of the New Fat Acceptance Movement Fat Bastard and reknowned weight loss guru CG Brady.

Is a fat tax a good idea?

CG Brady: I would support a fat tax and possibly a junk food tax. With deaths from obesity reaching nearly 500,000 per year combined with the staggering costs of obesity something clearly needs to happen.

Fat Bastard: I oppose a fat and junk food tax. Fatlings love junk food and there is no reason to tax people based on their body weight. If fact fat people are an economic stimulus and good for the economy. We consume more food, gas and medical treatment and that is good for the economy. Gluttony is good.

CG Brady: Unfortunately most of the massive consumerism does little to stimulate small businesses which are the backbone of a strong economy. The restaurants frequented by fat people for example are owned by huge corporations and they pay their employees low wages. The oil companies who benefit from the gass guzzlers that fat people drive are not good corporate citizens and seek to squash small enterprenurial energy firms. The medical industry is a mostly owned by big corporations whose way of paying taxes is to simply pass it on to the consumer. Hospital workers are poorly paid which in part accounts for the poor medical care in the US that ends up costing the consumer nearly 3 times what medical consumers pay in Europe.

Fat Bastard: This is about more than economics. Food is what America is all about. It is part of our culture. I am proud that the USA is the fattest nation on earth. A tax on what you call junk food and what I call comfort food could devistate the fragile psyches of the great American glutton. When asked about a fast food tax look what happened to this SSBBW.
The very thought of eating salads turned this SSBBW's stomach!

Gluttony is a choice and taxing comfort food or body weight limits choice and it is clearly unconstitutional.

CG Brady: Are you serious Fat Bastard about a fat tax being unconstitutional?

Fat Bastard: Gluttony is like a religion and being fat and malodorous is a form of expression. The musk of fat people says, "I fat and fuck you" Also we gluttons have certain dietary customs and taxing the food we customarily eat is a clear infringement on fat rights, the promotion and normalization of gluttony and obesity. A fat tax is un-American.

Fat Bastard went on to quote the following article from Slate Magazine to illustrate the economic benefits of hyper gluttony.

The United States clearly has a head start in fatonomics. Obesity is a byproduct of many complex factors, ranging from genetics to psychology. But fast-food restaurants, sugar-laden drinks, and the availability of massive quantities of cheap food have all played important roles in making Americans heavier. So with any luck, the rest of the world will be porking up soon. After all, which American companies have been forging ahead aggressively in foreign markets? McDonald's, Coca-Cola, and Wal-Mart. Their expansion should not only fatten the pockets of U.S. investors, they should also help fatten the local populations. It's only a matter of decades before China and India start to lose their battles with the bulge. And where will they look for quack potions and expensive surgeries?

CG Brady: Come now Fat Bastard. You wrote an article on Bigger Fatter Blog called Save the Thinlings. In that article you explained how and why by 2020 the US will be too fat bound to function. You pointed out how out military and public safety is compromised. You are worried about who's going to service all the fatlings. Your fantasy girlfriend MeMe Roth rightly pointed out that by 2020 the US will be so fat bound that we will be too fat to function. Former US Surgeon General Dr Richard Carmona sees obesity as a greater threat to the national security of the US than Islamic terrorism.
Would you want some fat cop like this guy protecting you?

Fat Bastard: Fatlings make great cops. So what they can't run? That's why they have police dogs. More importantly fat cops are more intimidating.
Who would strike more fear in the mind of a criminal? The cop in the left or the one on the right?

Moderator: If they do pass a fat tax of weight how do you think it will work?

CG Brady: I suppose it will be based on BMI and start at a 25 BMI or higher. I don't think that would go far enough because millions fat people are disabled due to their weight so I think a junk food tax would create revenue and maybe keep the morbidly obese a bit healthier. I think a dollar per pound on the federal tax would generate revenue and I think that it should extend to the children of fatlings. Let's say we have a family whose combined weight is 300 pounds over the limit then their tax bill should be three hundred dollars but perhaps a better way would be to provide a tax cut to thinlings who keep their BMI under 25.

Fat Bastard: If Dr Brady's proposals were ever instituted there would be riots in cyberspace. The fatosphere would be ablaze with outrage.

Moderator: Would a junk food tax promote healthy eating?

CG Brady: It might but I suspect in the long run fatlings would breakdown and pay a little extra for their kibble. A better solution would be to restrict that foods can be purchased with food stamps to non junk food foods.

Gratuitous image of SSBBW  for Proud FA.

Fat Bastard: Leave it to a socialist like CG Brady to allow the government to dictate what people can or cannot eat. Eliminating comfort food purchases with food stamps is another step towards socialism. It could tear at the very fabric of our society. Keep government's hands off my social security disability and my food stamps.
Fat people soon with be joining the tea party movement.

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Carolina Maiden said...

I think it's great that Bigger Fatter Blog allows free speech. The fat acceptance movement has done fat people a great disservice by squelching speech.

Bigger Fatter Blog is a breath of fresh air in the fat acceptance movement! Thanks :>)

CG Brady said...

Hi Carolina,

Fat Bastard and Proud FA are to be commended for standing up for free speech. Unlike most of the people in the fatosphere they have the courage of their conviction.

Carolina Maiden said...

A fat tax may have slowed my eating down some but I don't think it would have prevented me from indulging my piggy ways.

@CG Brady: I was treated horribly on Big Fat Blog because I said that I got fat by eating too much and that most fat people get fat that way. They went totally sick on me.

I didn't get a chance to vote in the poll but I see that most fat people think NAAFA stinks.

Fat Bastard said...

There are a bunch of dick faces at Big Fat Blog. They are so fucked up. Proud FA and I are registered there but we rarely post. It's too pathetic.

Don't take what they did to you seriously. They are a bunch of sick jealous fat girls who still will not accept nor embrace their fat and gluttony. That is why they make excuses and gave you shit. They are ashemed of their fat.

Harpoon said...

At least you jerks admit you are gluttons. I'll say that much for you.

Fat people ruin it for everyone!

EAT EAT EAT you big fat losers!

Fat Bastard said...

Bit me Harpoon!

Rev. Big Lard Ass said...

Dear Everybody,

I talked to my friend the lawyer, and he told me that unfortunately the U.S. Constitution does not protect the right to be fat. This means that the government is allowed to pass laws regulating what we weigh! This is the first step towards a Skinny New World, overseen by Skinny Brother, watching everything we eat.

I personally believe that being fat is a basic human right. Since freedom from starvation is considered a human rights issue, obesity is simply taking that concept a step further, to its logical conclusion. Obesity can be seen as anti-starvation, and therefore, a basic element of human rights. Unfortunately, the U.S. Constitution does not protect all human rights, only whatever is in the Bill of Rights and the other amendments, and the regular constitution. But we can still make this argument in general, because the government does want to respect human rights, in my opinion.

I think that fat people make vastly superior cops compared to muscular cops. Most of what a cop does involves interacting with regular people, not just chasing criminals- its driving around, responding to calls, and filling out paperwork. Fat people are awesome at paperwork, and driving around, because they involve sitting down. When fat cops come to the scene of the crime, they will be better with people skills towards the victims, who are statistically more likely to be fat than skinny. Us fatlings stick together.

I firmly believe that our nation's military NEEDS to create an elite all-SSBBW commando unit of 500 pound women who each weigh 500 pounds or more. Half will be in the Pear Corps, and half will be in the Apple Corps (not the computer company). Unlike thinlings, fatlings can easily wear heavy body armor because it will be a lower % of our total weight compared to skinny people. The SSBBW unit will defeat terrorists by intimidating them with their incredible size and body odor, causing them to fall madly in love, or at least start to masturbate on the spot. Remember, in other cultures, being fat is considered sexy, and this includes many Muslim cultures.

While the bad guys are distracted by the apple shaped SSBBWs on patrol, the pears will take advantage of the situation by using heavy machine guns that normally have to be put on tripods. Since they are so large and bottom-heavy, the pear SSBBWs will be able to steadily hold the guns and not go flying all around unsteadily like a thin person would.

Of course, we would also need to have a cabal of 250 dedicated FAs in order to keep the 500 SSBBWs well-sexed and well-fed and thus ready to go. That's right, each FA gets two SSBBWs. This is to promote competition between the SSBBWs, to encourage them to try to out-gain each other, thus improving overall morale for everyone, and combat effectiveness as previously described.

There, I just solved the terrorism problem. You're welcome.


Rev. Big Lard Ass

Fat Bastard said...

We need a fat amendment! We need a fat rights amendment to protect all fatlings.

A fatling brigade is a great idea! Those Muslims would swoon seeing a squad of steaming hot SSBBWs. Because the Middle East is hot they will have to dress like sluts to be comfortable. They will surrender and want to be captured by an SSBBW.

Fat cops have a better temperament than skinny cops. Riding in cars is fun for them and stopping for a 10-20 to refuel their bellies is something they will appreciate. If they are in a donut shop they won;t be riding around wasting gas. Also they will employ more dogs for chasing criminals and dogs cost far less than some skinny cop.

Fat Bastard said...

Rev Big Lard Ass,

Would you consider being a chaplain on Bigger Fatter Blog?

Anonymous said...

Gluttony seems to be a sin that Christians like to ignore. We are often quick to label smoking and drinking as sins, but for some reason gluttony is accepted or at least tolerated. Many of the arguments used against smoking and drinking, such as health and addiction, apply equally to overeating. Many believers would not even consider having a glass of wine or smoking a cigarette but have no qualms about gorging themselves at the dinner table. This should not be!

Proverbs 23:20-21 warns us, “Do not join those who drink too much wine or gorge themselves on meat, for drunkards and gluttons become poor, and drowsiness clothes them in rags.” Proverbs 28:7 declares, “He who keeps the law is a discerning son, but a companion of gluttons disgraces his father.” Proverbs 23:2 proclaims, “Put a knife to your throat if you are given to gluttony.”

Physical appetites are an analogy of our ability to control ourselves. If we are unable to control our eating habits, we are probably also unable to control other habits, such as those of the mind (lust, covetousness, anger) and unable to keep our mouths from gossip or strife. We are not to let our appetites control us, but we are to have control over our appetites. (See Deuteronomy 21:20, Proverbs 23:2, 2 Peter 1:5-7, 2 Timothy 3:1-9, and 2 Corinthians 10:5.) The ability to say “no” to anything in excess—self-control—is one of the fruits of the Spirit common to all believers (Galatians 5:22).

God has blessed us by filling the earth with foods that are delicious, nutritious, and pleasurable. We should honor God's creation by enjoying these foods and by eating them in appropriate quantities. God calls us to control our appetites, rather than allowing them to control us.

Teddy Bear said...

OK, it's been a while since I have posted anything here, because I have been busy with some other projects.

I'm working on a new article about fat cartoons from around the Internet and how I feel that the artists who depict obesity in my opinion draw their cartoon characters way too thin to satisfy me.

OK . . . . .

In response to Anonymous:

Well, I have perfect control over my appetite!

I eat as much as I like. Nobody is forcing me to overeat. I choose to eat and eat to become as obese as I please, so I'm in control.

My gluttony is deliberate.

And as for the "other habits, such as those of the mind (lust, covetousness, anger) and unable to keep our mouths from gossip or strife" well . . . . .

I don't have any feeling of lust (except for food) and I do not covet my neighbors good because I'm happy with what I have, and I don't spread lies and gossip, nor would I deliberately cause any strife.

Yes, I do express my political view, and I speak out against injustice and bullying.

Now my views might cause some strife, but then, I don't expect everybody to agree with everything I say.

Speaking out against racism for example: might cause feeling of strife among racists.

Speaking out against bullies might cause feelings strife among those who like to bully people around who can't defend themselves.

So, what should I do?

Keep silent and not speak out against injustice for fear of causing some strife???

In that case, nothing would ever get done to improve the human situation.

So, sometimes on must take an unpopular stand, even at the risk of causing strife.

But sometimes reforms are the result.

Anyway, gluttony is natural. Most people like to eat. It's perfectly natural for people to enjoy food.

Anorexia use to be a rather rare phenomenon and has only become more common place in recent times because of our society that is so obsessed with being thin.

Gluttony is more natural. It's been around forever.

Anonymous said...


Carolina Maiden said...

I agree with Fat Bastard. Keep the government's hand's off our food stamps and Medicaid, Social Security and Medicare.

Anonymous said...

God sucks!