Nineteen Eighty-Fat

… As Mickey Kaus puts it.  This kind of thing is enough to remind me why, despite the fact that I consider it a beginning point rather than necessarily always the end point, I am fundamentally a libertarian.

We have ways of making you stress-free: Someone should write the fictionalized dystopian nightmare of mandatory “wellness” programs foreshadowed in Sen. Ensign’s business backed plan to let insurers penalize even those who seek non-employer-based health coverage if they don’t participate in healthy life regimens.”  Like THX 1138, but with brownies. … Nineteen-Eighty-Fat! … Ensign says his plan “would guarantee that the incentive is strong enough for Americans to want to participate.” … Next: Marital fidelity incentives!