Why are Americans so Fat if Poverty is a Problem?


The unelected Michelle Obama is trying to force schools to serve healthier lunches. Many schools are rejecting her menu choices mainly because students won’t eat what she wants them to eat.

Liberals are all about choice when it comes to killing unborn babies, but once the babies are born, they belong to the State.

“Hummus is too fatty, pretzels are too salty. Even hard-boiled eggs and yogurt don’t make the cut.
“Those restrictions and others imposed on schools through the revamped ‘healthier’ National School Lunch Program convinced officials in Illinois’ second largest school district to forfeit nearly $1 million in federal lunch aid to serve students food they want to eat, rather than what the government tells them to, CBS reports.”

Who elected her food boss?

Liberals are playing both ends of the perspective. They want to raise our taxes to care for the poor because we are told that nearly 25 percent of the nation’s population goes to bed hungry each night and at the same time they want to control what we eat because they claim we are too fat.

This Week reports:

“Depressing new statistics show that not one state was able to decrease its obesity rate in 2013.

“A report from Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, based on government data, found that obesity rates increased in six states and decreased in none. From 2011 to 2012, meanwhile, the obesity rate increased in just one state.

“The report found that in 2013, the rate of adult obesity was higher than 20 percent in every state, and 42 states had obesity rates above 25 percent. In 2013, the obesity rates of adults increased in Alaska, Delaware, Idaho, New Jersey, Tennessee, and Wyoming. Childhood obesity rates have generally ‘leveled off,’ Reuters reports, with one in three two- to 19-year-olds either overweight or obese.”

Could there be a correlation between government welfare programs and obesity? By paying peo0ple not to work, is their stay-at-home activity contributing to their fatness? Could be.

Now that would be a study I would be willing to pay for.

This section for the New Testament is instructive:

“For you yourselves know how you ought to follow our example, because we did not act in an undisciplined manner among you, nor did we eat anyone’s bread without paying for it, but with labor and hardship we kept working night and day so that we would not be a burden to any of you; not because we do not have the right to this, but in order to offer ourselves as a model for you, so that you would follow our example. For even when we were with you, we used to give you this order: if anyone is not willing to work, then he is not to eat, either. For we hear that some among you are leading an undisciplined life, doing no work at all, but acting like busybodies. Now such persons we command and exhort in the Lord Jesus Christ to work in quiet fashion and eat their own bread” (2 Thess. 3:10).

Our government is the “busybody” by developing a welfare system that creates poverty and dependency, a taxing system that makes it difficult for businesses to grow, and for those same businesses to hire people.

As the Bible says, there will always be poor people (Deut. 15:11; Matt. 26:11; Mark 14:7; John 12:8). If the government got out of the busybody business there would be fewer poor people that could be taken care of by voluntary organizations.

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