Can the government make you healthy? Dana Milbank of the Washington Post seems skeptical.
As you may know, the Agriculture Department released its latest eating guidelines yesterday.
It turns out that the Obama administration wants you to eat more fruit and vegetables, less salt, and less fat, because it knows that YOU HAVE BEEN LIVING ON MARS FOR THE LAST 30 YEARS AND ARE NOT AWARE OF THIS ADVICE.
Milbank, as you will see below, makes the startling point that since the the first dietary guidelines were announced in the late 1970s, the proportion of obese adults has risen from 15 percent to 34 percent.
Yes, your parents and grandparents were thinner than you while eating two fried eggs, bacon, and buttered toast for breakfast – washed down by WHOLE milk – a pastrami sandwich with Russian dressing for lunch, and their wife’s fatty, delicious brisket for dinner.
They died later than you will. And happier. And satiated. They went to their eternal rest with that full feeling.
None of which is stopping Mrs. Obama from mandating that children eat seventeen servings of sting beans a week at school.
My prediction for Michelle’s effort to use the government’s school cafeteria thugs to force food kids to eat food they hate: Hungry, misbehaving children.