Really this is too funny…….
This may sound humorous as you read along, but this isn’t a spoof. Obesity is a real problem with consequences for Americans and we’ve been unable to solve this growing epidemic without the use of drugs or surgery to solve the issue. Of course, exercise and dieting is ideal, but helping to fight obesity isn’t like having the flu or acquiring a chronic disease that can be cured drinking a Slimfast(tm) every morning.
The question that should be asked is whether the Republican Representative crossed the line by proposing such legislation. If you take him at his word that this was not a serious proposal, but intended to shed light on a serious problem in Mississipi, then maybe he has done his state a great service. Obesity is much like other sensitive subjects, e.g. Affirmative Action. No one wants to talk about it because it is a pretty prickly subject and people get hurt in the process no matter which way you roll on the issue.”