The primary reason that lower-income people are more overweight is because the unhealthiest and most fattening foods are the cheapest. If you were broke and had just three dollars to spend on food today, would you buy a head of broccoli or a Super Value Meal with French fries, a cheeseburger and a Coke?(copied and pasted)<quoted text>
I don't doubt more people are on disability now!
Do you have to ask why?
All you have to do is look around. Have you ever seen so many FAT FAT FAT PEOPLE IN YOUR LIFE???
Yet, when Demcorats try to do something about it - by trying to pass laws to cut down the calorie intake of Americans - you Republicans get up in arms!!!
Unless we can get this OBESE PROBLEM under control - we're going to have a lot more people filing for disability before they are old enough to retire.
Are you fat?
If you are morbidly obese - don't be surprised if you're not filing for your disability in just a few years.
Yes, along with all are financial problems & political dead-lock - America also has a FAT PROBLEM. People in this country are literaly eating themselves to death!!!
Just go to the schools & look around. Probably one-third of those kids are obese. A few years ago - you probably wouldn't see but maybe about 5% of obese kids.
Now, that figure has shot up to 30-35% or more. Young kids are being diagnosed with high-blood pressure, high cholestrol and diabetes - even before they get in Jr. High.
Democrats & Republicans need to start waging a war against FAT. And this should be a bi-partisan effort...
Maybe the fatness is relative to the number of poor people in this country...or maybe not.