• Fat and Tax

       The obesity hysteria will not stop.  The MSM tells us that it’s just obvious that the “crisis” requires new taxes and government limits on your choices. 

       The American Council on Science and Health, as usual, offers valuable perspective on “rising obesity rates”:

       “'Obesity rates are not rising,' says ACSH’s Jeff Stier. 'That’s not to say that obesity is not a serious problem or that we shouldn’t do something about it, but for the media to continue to report falsely that obesity rates are rising when we know for a fact that those rates leveled out about five years ago is a misrepresentation of the data. This is an example of the media agenda that supports things like a soda tax and government involvement with restaurant food options.

       What is rising, says ACSH, is the 'Rate of Media Misrepresentation.   Reporters do seem eager to force us to eat better.  I say, no thanks.  I’d like to make my own choices.  Apparently, so do most Americans: Burger King tried to sell tofu burgers for a while, but no one bought them.'"