LOL! I knew this would happen eventually. When they were busy persecuting the smokers at work, I told them that eventually the day would come when the health Nazis would come after the porkers. That day is drawing close.Ill. lawmaker says raising obese kids should cost parents at tax time
Ill. lawmaker says raising obese kids should cost parents at tax time
BY HANNAH HESS • email@example.com > 217-782-4912 STLtoday.com | Posted: Tuesday, May 10, 2011 4:31 pm |
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. • An Illinois lawmaker says parents who have obese children should lose their state tax deduction.
"It's the parents' responsibility that have obese kids," said state Sen. Shane Cultra, R-Onarga. "Take the tax deduction away for parents that have obese kids."
Cultra has not introduced legislation to deny parents the $2,000 standard tax deduction, but he floated the idea Tuesday, when lawmakers took a shot at solving the state's obesity epidemic.
With one in five Illinois children classified as obese and 62 percent of the state's adults considered overweight, health advocates are pushing a platter of diet solutions including trans fat bans and restricting junk food purchases on food stamps.