Well, that was fast!
Straight from their imposition of plain-packaging for tobacco products, our taxpayer-funded anti-freedom paternalistic nanny state advocates have abandoned any pretense that it was ever about tobacco, and have begun to call for plain packaging for fast food.
In today’s taxpayer-funded The Conversation appeared this article: “Plain packaging for junk food? Health experts call for govt intervention”.
According to Bebe Loff, the taxpayer-funded director of the Michael Kirby Centre for Public Health and Human Rights at Monash University, the problem is that it “took 60 years, and a decision by the government to ignore its own guidelines for regulating, to see the plain packaging crackdown on the tobacco industry” and we just can’t wait that long for fast food! We need to act now! We need plain packaging so that we are not “encouraged every time we turn around when walking through a supermarket, and being bombarded with all sorts of imaginative marketing techniques.” Because Australians are stupid! We need the government to tell us how to act and think!
Plain packaging for food isn’t the only thing endorsed by our taxpayer funded nanny state industry. In the same article are calls for “regulated portion sizes”. That’s right, we need a government to tell you exactly how much you are allowed to eat. I’m surprised ration cards weren’t proposed in this article. At this rate though, they’ll probably be seriously promoted in a few months…