Fat Is As Fat Does

From the VOMITORIUM

The debate rages on and on…..many of the liberal elite see the worse problem in America is obesity….and their half hearted attempts to change the tide are amusing at best and flipping naive at worse….but now they have found a new champion…..Mayor Bloomberg of NYC…..

Sugar-sweetened beverages are “the largest single contributor to the obesity epidemic,” Governor David Paterson and Mayor Michael Bloomberg said in a joint statement in advance of a City Hall news briefing today. Obesity is almost twice as prevalent among the city’s poorest households compared to the wealthiest, they said.

The state’s office for disability assistance intends to ask the USDA to exclude the drinks from the list of items that can be purchased with food stamps, a welfare program that started in 1964, the statement said. The department oversees the benefit.

Obesity-related illness costs New York State residents almost $8 billion annually, or $770 for each household, according to city and state health officials. Overweight or obese adults comprise 57 percent of the city’s population, they said.

Almost half, or 46 percent, of the 22,300 people hospitalized for obesity-related diabetes each year live in low- income neighborhoods, the statement said.Almost 40 percent of New York City’s public school students in kindergarten through 8th grade are overweight or obese, including 46 percent of Hispanic students and 40 percent of black students, according to the statement. A child who consumes one sugary drink a day has a 60 percent higher risk of becoming obese than those who don’t.

All of this is well intended but look at the figures…Hispanics and Blacks are the heaviest and have the most problems and the answer to this is to all but tax them into submission….the groups mentioned are the families living in poverty….and the answer is to lessen the amount of sustenance that their benefits provide….find a solution to poverty and your obesity problems will also be solved….just a thought…..

This is a typical American response to a problem…..do NOTHING to solve the problem…and what is that problem?  ……you want to truly solve the problem then address the cause…..POVERTY!  All this type of reform does is give the idle rich a warm and fuzzy feeling that they are championing an issue……

It is easy to sit at your desk making plenty to give your family everything and have the spare time to go out an run to Albany….but real people do not have that luxury…penalizing poor people will NOT solve the problem…..only smooth the feathers ruffled by those who have NO idea……..the idea in NYC penalizes the poor, as I have said, they want to avoid taxing this stuff for it will effect those who can afford it….and that is NEVER the idea.

Here is an idea for those liberal airheads…..solve the problem and stop patting yourselves on the back for sticking it to the poor….so far all your well intended ideas are crap…..try again, but this time look at it from a real perspective, the perspective of making barely afford to live on and then have to feed a family,  if you can from the Hamptons…….

20 thoughts on “Fat Is As Fat Does

  1. Isn’t it interesting that the people most likely to be on government assistance programs like TANF (food stamps) the longest are also the most likely to be obese?

    We are enabling engorgement.

    1. And I guess lazy is the reason…….then why are the average people receiving food stamps on it for less than two years…..they must eat way too much during those times……aren’t those damn poor people a real problem?

      1. Laziness? I don’t know about that, but it could be. I’m not one to rule anything out.

        Obesity and poverty are correlated, lobotero. But, what I do not know is if obesity is a cause of poverty, or if poverty is a cause of obesity, or if there is some other underlying cause that leads to both poverty and obesity.

        However, if the purpose of the TANF program is to prevent hunger, why are the most poor who are on it the longest also the most likely to be obese (if not morbidly so)?

        Perhaps TANF needs a term limit.

      2. That limit has already been installed but Bill Clinton as part of his ‘new federalism’……

        Before I was hurt by the storm I worked for the state housing authority and I can tell you that there is nothing lazy about most……circumstance plays a bigger role than lazy….

      3. In part at least, you are WHAT you eat rather than just the quantities involved – eat crap, become crap… of course, it may be different on other planets where some seem to hail from… 😆

      4. Obesity is like education…..it becomes popular about once a year and those that really do not give a shit about the children and their health……but it does help them feel a little better about themselves….

      5. Nevertheless, it is a serious and worthwhile concern…

        As a VERY broad generality, Americans eat crap and the Brits have followed them now completely and there seems a considerable likelihood that the two things are linked.

        In continental Europe, habits are mostly very different. For instance, there are some fat Spanish (more than there onece were – probably due to the influence of the huge number of Brits living here), but they are still relatively rare. The Spanish take a pride in their eppearance and have respect for their bodies – and the majority still SMOKE too! I would say there’s a correlation there (but then I would, wouldn’t I?). However, that cause and effect hes no stronger link than global warming and man-made greenhouse gasses and we don’t want to get into that one right now, do we?

        😆

      6. Globalization has given the world the Big Mac and fried chicken…..when I lived on Mallorca their was once place to get a burger…Mam’s Bar and the fires were cooked in olive oil….and there was NO place that I could have found fried chicken….so globalization has brought some great wealth and others bad diets….a fair trade ….no doubt…..

      7. You think? Hmmm… If this means that the so, SO beautiful Spanish senortitas are going to become as fat and ugly as a huge number of British and American women… well, I’m just glad I’m old and I won’t live to see the worst of it!

        Just for the sake of equality, exactly the same applies to the men, of course, but I have no desire to look at them in the same way – 😆

      8. LOL……so true….men just do not have the parts to keep me interested…..BTW, if you get the chance check out an actress named Cote de Pablo…oh my GOD!

      9. Ah yes… sigh… something special… and yet… and yet, although she’s pretty, the real difference about this senorita is that she’s fit (in the true sense of the word) and not fat.

        It doesn’t lessen the importance of anyone as a person whatever their physical shape and condition, but sex IS what life is all about (whatever some people would like to kid themselves) and I can’t imagine any member of their preferred sexual bias wanting to f*** the fat and unfit ones – male or female – can you?

        Still, it takes all sorts…

      10. Oh I agree…body measurements has nothing to do with a person’s real beauty….their mind. For me, some are for looking at and fantasizing and reality hits me in the ass and I go where I know I will succeed….I was once in a gym watching this studly little shit dead lift his weights….he drop them and turn to me and said “340…what can you do?” I just look at him and said, “read a book….. “

      11. You don’t have to spend your life in a gym to be fit – walk, don’t drive, eat well and often instead of stuffing your face with fast-food sh*t until you are bloated….

        Basically – get a life – sex is superb exercise too 😈

      12. They do that here too…the prob is they do it in the street when there is sidewalks available…..I have a walking track less than a mile from my house……5 people use it……countless use the streets and that is in all the ‘hoods…..food….so true…but we live in a fast food country…no time to eat well….or so they say……

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