If you're a city worker in Chicago your dish will not be as deep if Mayor Rahm Emanuel has his way. He wants city employees to lose weight, cut down on fats, and sugars, and exercise or else they will pay a $50. a month penalty toward their health premium*. His reasoning is "You can't ask the taxpayers to pay for a healthcare problem that you can manage and do a good job". Consider this, if you are a crack addict you do not need to take a blood test to get welfare, if you are an alcoholic your SSI benefits are not in jeopardy if you don't give up drinking, the obese don't have to diet to continue to get food stamps, and Medicaid recipients can't have their benefits canceled if they have poor lifestyle choices. Does this knucklehead not know that taxpayers pay for these programs as well? So an obese, cigarette smoking, drunken, crack whore is off the hook. Meanwhile taxpayers who pay for their own health insurance, and pay for those who can't afford it will be forced to carry a even bigger load.