At 4/2/11 04:53 PM, hypeserver wrote:
In theory, it makes sense. Honestly though, it wouldn't work. People will always pay for Starbucks, McDonalds, etc. They're not going to give up an addiction simply due to cost. It would help the economy, but the obesity situation wouldn't go down. If you eat healthier it also doesn't mean you're going to lose all the unhealthy weight you had already gained.
True, but I don't think she was proposing an idea that was to end both obesity and the debt. It was kind of a "win/win" in her mind. Either more people start eating better or you gain a big boost towards paying off that debt, with some wiggle room obviously. I agree that there would still be a lot of people getting their fast food's and Starbucks, but there would be at least some decrease, especially among low income families. Eating healthier won't make you lose all the weight, true, but it does a hell of a lot more than just continuously eating three Big Mac's for lunch.