The economy here is tanking thanks in no small part to incompetent politicians, but at least we can still afford food:
A new report from the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation places Michigan in a different Big Ten — it’s now the 10th fattest state in the nation.
For the five years ending in 2007, waistlines in Michigan have slowly expanded with nearly two-thirds of the state needing to lose weight. According to state data and the report, titled “F as in Fat,” 27.7% of state residents are obese, and 36% are overweight.
In fairness to Michigan, our national obesity ranking drops to 19th whenever Michael Moore leaves to give people in some other state health care advice.
What do we do about the rapidly growing obesity problem? I know our politicians — instead of encouraging and facilitating fitness and exercise in some way, right now they’re busy trying to figure out how to get us all fitted with mandible monitors so we can be taxed by the bite.