Study Claims Universal Basic Income will Fix Childhood Obesity
Another day, another attempt by the left to edge us even closer toward being a socialist
sh*thole utopia. Now, some lefties are claiming Universal Basic Income will put the kibosh on childhood obesity. As usual, the solution for our ills is more "free" stuff.
See for yourself:
A new study of Alaska's own universal basic income program, the Permanent Fund Dividend, which is fueled by the state's oil riches, shows that a $1,000 yearly stipend awarded to both children and adults who reside in the state reduces the probability of an Alaskan child being obese at age three by as much as 4.5 percent.
Except, even according to them, it might not.
One potential complication: More income could also lead to children consuming more calories and also gaining weight by leading more sedentary lives, an earlier study on the economic causes of obesity shows.
This obesity epidemic isn't due to some conspiracy by CEOs to make healthy food unaffordable. It's the parents' fault for choosing Ho-Hos over lima beans. Double-Sugar Diabetes Flakes over oatmeal. Gummy bears over fresh fruit. The solution isn't free money, it's better choices.
This just sounds like another sucktastic excuse to push more government on us. Even their own article admits giving people free money is likely to drain their incentive to get off their rears. Thus, ensuring said rears become comparable in size to a Volkswagen.
This is textbook leftism. The left wants to convince us none of our problems are our responsibility to solve. "Sit back and let the government take care of it." Except sitting back is exactly what's causing our waistlines to achieve planetoid status. Thanks, but no thanks.
While we're on the subject of being rotund: