"Reducing obesity to 1980 levels will save Medicare $1 trillion." -- Barack Obama
Now a new study, as reported by Junkfood Science, calculates that reducing obesity actually costs governments more money in the long run.
What the study really points out, says JS, is the ridiculousness of coming up with such estimates in the first place. And I would add, the moral sledgehammer of using them in sound bytes, to make points that truly do not exist.
We've already had a president who fudges with spectacular ease and seeks to impose his own moral code on all of us. Please, let's not have another.**
**Oh, wait, do any of the candidates pass this test?