Tuesday, February 5, 2008
No Soup for You!!
This is amazing. Mississippi wants to ban fat people from eating in public restaurants! In general, I do support government-imposed public health restrictions on bad behavior, such as the smoking ban in several cities and states across the U.S. I support the ban on "trans fats". I also was somewhat intrigued by the concept of the "fat tax" that was entertained a few years back (unhealthy fatty foods would have higher taxes than healthy foods).
However, I think they may have crossed the sensitivity line by banning all people with BMI over 30 from eating in restaurants. People still have to eat. Check out the story. They even include the actual verbage of the bill that was proposed.