Posted by | May 10, 2011 23:16 | Filed under: Top Stories

Illinois State Senator Shane Cultra says parents with obese children should lose their state tax deduction because, he says, “it’s the parents’ responsibility.”

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.

And they are looking at taxing sugary beverages. Funny that Republicans are the ones who normally blame Democrats for wanting a nanny state.

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