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Paul Broun: The government wants you to eat your spinach. Or else.

The Free World has long been deeply suspicious of Brussels sprouts. Just look at the name. And despite any number of endorsements from Popeye, spinach has always looked remarkably like the stuff on Fidel Castro’s jaw.

Now we know why.

Think Progress, the liberal political site, has posted video from a Sept. 9 town hall meeting held in Elberton by U.S. Rep. Paul Broun, R-Athens, in which he asks us to think twice before we buy into any food pyramids:

Says Broun, a physician who faces Democrat Russell Edwards in November:

”I tell you, we’ve got some big problems in Washington. Big problems. Just today, Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta said people in America are not eating enough fruits and vegetables.

“They want to get all the power of the federal government to force you to eat more fruits and vegetables. This is what the federal, CDC – they’re going to be calling people to find out how many fruits and vegetables you eat today. This is socialism of the highest …

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