Thursday, September 22, 2011

Obama Ag Secretary: Americans Must “Adjust” To What The Government Wants Them To Eat

Remember, according to the Obama administration, Americans do not have a fundamental right to obtain whatever food they wish (video at the link).

( – U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told members of the National Restaurant Association on Monday that Americans need to “adjust” their tastes so that they like the kind of food the government believes they should eat—and “we have to make sure that what we do is create the appropriate transition.”

“You know, as we deal with this issue of reducing sodium and sugar, it sounds simple to do, but you all know better than I do, it’s not as simple as it sounds,” said Vilsack.

“It’s going to take time for people’s taste to adjust and they will adjust over time, but it will take some time,” he said. “So, we have to make sure that what we do is create the appropriate transition.

“At the end of the day, though, we’ve got to deal with this,” said Vilsack.

Or, we could just let people eat what they want and expect that they deal with the consequences of their lifestyle choices.

Because how can we say that we live in a free country if we have to “adjust” our food tastes to what the government wants?