The hypocritical government you vote for has no real plans to make this nation safer, fitter and healthier.
If you vote for me I would implement real changes to give you every opportunity to be healthy.
I am not sure if our political parties are hypocrites or just plain ignorant. They continue spend millions of dollars on ideas, platforms and institutions that will not get the overweight individual person into action. Building a website on weight loss, offering a phone number for a chat and activating lobbyists will not reduce the obesity in this nation.
Your government’s actions are just pure rhetoric, media spins and blatant short term action to get media attention. Who are they kidding? This nation deserves better from its government.
Here are 5 ways the Government can truly take action on getting people into shape, and I will not overspend on the budget.
- Make it cheaper to play sport and be a part of a club.
- Make gym membership, sports clubs and sporting equipment tax deductible
- Make driving to work bloody expensive.
- Make it illegal to have children if you are too fat
- Make vegetables and fruit extremely cheap, by over taxing fat food!
We need to hurt people where it counts and reward them for being active.
Forking out $400 to play a sport each new season is ridiculous. Especially when you are parents with a family with active kids. When need to ensure sporting clubs get sufficient local government support and reduce the cost of insurance on clubs. We are willing to put up government officials in five star hotels but we will not make sport accessible for our children and parents.
I think $500 worth of sporting equipment a year should be tax deductible. Our government makes Christmas parties and staff drinks tax deductible. They want you to get drunk and over eat, but your health is your cost. Give people the incentive to buy a good pair of runners, start a gym membership or buy a new cricket bat, but still not enough that its for free.
It should feel like you are getting paid to cycle or walk to work that’s how good the reward must be. We must incentivize our nation to be active before and after work. Even when you catch public transport you always end up walking a bit. I want those driving to work to pay those who are exercising on their way to work. This will also reduce numbers on the road, reduce road erosion and help to towards reducing green house emissions
We need to get serious about breeding a nation of health people. If you are extremely over weight your children are only more than likely to be a burden on the national health. We want to encourage people to get fit before they have kids and stay fit for their kids.
It’s cheaper to eat Fast Food than eat fresh fruit and vegetables.
A government website and call line is a joke; when we make it expensive and difficult to buy good quality fruit and vegetables to eat. Independent fruit and veg stores are being squeezed out by mass producing hormone filled product at the big 2 centres. Your government must tax fast food, junk food and sweats to supplement the price of fruit and veg.
Having a big salad should be half the price of ordering a big mac!
Incentivising people to eat right and exercise will reduce the cost on the health sector, stimulate the health food industry, reduce carbon emissions and reduce the cost of maintain roads.
If your member of government is not willing to address this issue in a meaningful way that will actually activate people to live a healthier life, vote for me I will.
How do you believe the government can reward you for being fit?