Friday, October 1, 2010

Rep. Paul Broun: CDC wants to force people to eat fruits and veggies

Posted By on Fri, Oct 1, 2010 at 5:49 PM

U.S. Rep. Paul Broun, bless his heart, just wants to protect us from the evil that walks the Earth and grows from its soil.

In early September, the Georgia Republican told the crowd at a political forum he organized in Elberton that the Centers for Disease Control wanted to force people to eat more fruits and vegetables.

"This is socialism of the highest order!" Broun, who is a medical doctor (!), said to the audience.

From Think Progress:

Notes the Athens Banner-Herald's Blake Aued, who has the unfortunate task of covering what the congressman says: "By 'forc(ing) you to eat more fruits and vegetables,' what Broun means is setting up a website telling people why they should eat more fruits and vegetables."

(H/T Blake Aued)

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