Sen. Matt Bartle, R-Jackson County, who chairs the committee, asked if eating french fries should also be banned because it negatively impacts taxpayers who have to pay for Medicaid costs related to obesity.Oh, and speaking of "banning other habits", Bartle is the state senator -- and Ass Clown -- who wants to ban all nudity at Missouri strip clubs.
"Because that's the slope were on," he said. Bartle said he finds smoking offensive and would support the bill but is concerned that a de facto ban on smoking might lead to banning other habits.
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