Mississippi legislators are considering a bill that would make it illegal for restaurants to serve food to fat people. Any restaurant found guilty of giving food to someone defined by the state department of health as obese risks losing its license.
No word on whether their will be exemptions if you are “big boned” or have “a thyroid condition.”
I want the state to issue Body Mass Index calipers for waiters to use before taking someone’s order. I also want a bill that bans idiots from proposing laws.
UPDATE: Turns out that this bill would cause fiscal chaos in M eye double S eye double S eye double P eye.
Preventing obesity and smoking can save lives, but it doesn’t save money, researchers reported Monday. It costs more to care for healthy people who live years longer, according to a Dutch study that counters the common perception that preventing obesity would save governments millions of dollars.
One wonders why the state is not already awash in saved dollars.