Monday, May 19, 2008

 

The Epidemic of Epidemics Continues...

As a kid, I wasn’t fat. Now I’m trying to remember how my family and I managed that without the federal government’s help. Today’s Washington Post has the following which is almost a parody of how many of us perceive the liberal thought process…except they’re serious here:

Inertia at the Top
A belated and patchy response to an epidemic of childhood obesity is hamstrung by U.S. government's inadequate direction and funding.
Susan Levine and Lori Aratani” (from the Home page at washingtonpost.com)

The article notes favorably the national governments' approaches in the Nanny States of Europe and, of course, boils down the problem with our national government’s approach.

“Critics say the White House has not pushed the issue much beyond personal responsibility. They say the administration and lawmakers are not aggressively pressing for industry or food policy changes.”

Damn! Well, I’ve had some training in stochastic curves, variable equations and the like and when I crunch the numbers, there appears to be a direct correlation between the growth in federal government spending on social programs and the growth in kids’ waistlines.

Comments:
I recently noted that in 1800 there were 125 federal employees; according to this they were sufficient for 5,236,631.

Now there are an estimated 1.8 million federal employees for 304,121,701 people.

If we weigh more than we weighed back in 2008, that would support your claim.

Of course we probably can't find out the average weight of American citizens back then because there likely wasn't a commerce department to check something like that out.

Remember Attila and I are part of the problem.
 
I recently noted that in 1800 there were 125 federal employees; according to this they were sufficient for 5,236,631.

Now there are an estimated 1.8 million federal employees for 304,121,701 people.

If we weigh more than we weighed back in 2008, that would support your claim.

Of course we probably can't find out the average weight of American citizens back then because there likely wasn't a commerce department to check something like that out.

Remember Attila and I are part of the problem.
 
Unfortunately, SD, I'm not part of the solution....
 
You're also a fed?
 
well, Fed Society...
 
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