i disagree completely.
for one thing some "obese" people are that way due to things like the medicine that keeps them alive, one such drug is prednisone. everyone i know
who has been on that drug has become "obese" within a few months of taking it. my mother went from a skinny athletic person to gross obesity, and
nothing she tried would reduce her size. she had to try to ignore disgusted stares and comments about her size yet not only did she eat healthy her
PORTIONS were SMALLER than most people eat. a co-worker was put on it for a couple months for a "skin condition" and yet again she went from being a
rather skinny flat chested lady to a large, large breasted lady, at least twice her original size, and even after stopping the medication she did not
regain her original skinniness, and SHE was a HEALTH/HEALTH-FOOD FREAK.
then there is also seemingly a genetic issue as well, i had an ex girlfriend who's whole family was rather large, both tall and broad. yet again they
not only tried to eat as healthy as they could, and yet they ate less than me who is rather skinny. i have also know LARGE VEGANS, LARGE DIETITIANS
(the really annoying ones who lecture you about what /how much you eat), people who spurn things like pop and fast food, processed food etc. yet THEY
ARE STILL OBESE. i also know of skinny people that eat things like 2 big mac combos large sized at a time that are skinny as heck. that seems to tell
me that it is NOT necessarily WHAT YOU EAT or even HOW MUCH you eat that is the problem.
then there is people who seem to gain weight because of things like their job. my father drove a bus, he put on weight as seems to happen to a great
many people who drive for a living, yet not all of them do, regardless of what they eat. bus drivers, truck drivers etc. why do SOME gain the belly
yet others don't even the ones who eat the exact same things at the same places and the same portions?
heck I used to eat fast food every day, i even drank about 4 liters or so of Coke a day, yet that did not make me fat. in fact the ONLY time i became
"fat" was when i DID NOT HAVE ENOUGH TO EAT, one partial meal a day type not enough food. my waist size went up SIX INCHES during that time, and
went right back down as soon as food become more plentiful again. explain that to me please?
(seriously it has driven me bonkers trying to
figure out why without food i got fat).
the other normal claim for obesity is being the proverbial "couch potato". yet again i know many obese people who are extremely active, up to the
point of wearing over 100 pounds of armor and fighting for a couple hours every couple days (they would even do it longer and more if someone was
willing). i see "obese" children that are JUST AS ACTIVE as those kids who are NOT obese. i see skinny kids who just sit in front of the tv all day.
all in all it would be rather unjust to "tax" people over something that may not be their fault and in all fairness not even REALLY understood by
the "professionals" who just seem to come up with reasons that SEEM to MAKE SENSE, and put the blame onto the "obese" person.