You’d better be, because there will eventually be a
fine tax for not exercising!
‘Thirty to forty group!’ yapped a piercing female voice. ‘Thirty to forty group! Take your places, please. Thirties to forties!’
Winston sprang to attention in front of the telescreen, upon which the image of a youngish woman, scrawny but muscular, dressed in tunic and gym-shoes, had already appeared.
‘Arms bending and stretching!’ she rapped out. ‘Take your time by me. ONE, two, three, four! ONE, two, three, four! Come on, comrades, put a bit of life into it! ONE, two, three four! ONE two, three, four!…’
Nineteen Eighty-Four, by George Orwell
Think it’s fantasy? Think again! With the .gov now in charge of our health care, and able to
fine tax us for doing and for not doing anything, this latest study is the final knock that swings the door wide open.
A lack of exercise is now causing as many deaths as smoking across the world, a study suggests.
The report, published in the Lancet to coincide with the build-up to the Olympics, estimates that about a third of adults are not doing enough physical activity, causing 5.3m deaths a year.
That equates to about one in 10 deaths from diseases such as heart disease, diabetes and breast and colon cancer.
Researchers said the problem was now so bad it should be treated as a pandemic.
With the .gov running health care, and managing responsibility for the costs, how long do you think it will take for daily exercise to become mandatory, with
a fine an increased tax burden for those who fail to comply?
Those who value freedom understand that Obamacare must be repealed, today. Unfortunately, I have little confidence that it will ever actually happen. We are well into the “panem et circenses” phase of our Republic, and I fear its decay and eventual collapse has become inevitable.
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[Source: Nineteen Eighty-Four, by George Orwell. Excerpt retrieved from Project Gutenberg Australia on July 18, 2012. Use of this excerpt falls under Fair-Use guidelines, and all proper attribution is given herein.]
[Source: BBC News Health article, retrieved 7/18/2012]