According to the CDC Roughly 198 million Americans are considered overweight. This number has stayed relatively the same for the last decade.
Now these numbers are controversial, but anyone who ventures outside their house from time to time can see that a lot of people could stand to lose a few pounds.
There has been a lot of talk on how to get Americans to lose weight but only President Bush with help of several years of the rubberstamp Republican congress had the guts to do anything about it.
By creating an economic climate that any Keynesian Economist could see would lead a serious crash, Bush has made a climate that will foster a significant drop in the number of overweight Americans.
Thanks to Bush’s economic policy, 31.5 million Americans are now on food stamps. Being on Food stamps is a great way to diet, when your monthly budget for food is the same as what most people spend on food in a week it is really hard to spend money on food items that contain fats and sugars, and junk food is almost out of the question.
Another great way being on food stamps helps people lose weight is it becomes hard to afford citrus products. Citrus fruits, Oranges, Grapefruit, Lemons, and Limes are the main sources of vitamin C for most people. By cutting back on vitamin C people have an increased risk of Scurvy. An early symptom of Scurvy is Gingival Hypertrophy, which is the swelling of the gums between the teeth. This leads to bleeding of the gums making an excellent environment for bacteria to grow. The growth of bacteria in the mouth tastes nasty, leading people to eat less, and have a less sophisticated palette. So they will eat almost anything, but not in large quantities.
With so many new people going on to food stamps we can expect the number of overweight Americans to start dropping dramatically.
I hope historians will look back and honor Bush’s legacy as the one President who did the most to significantly lower the number of overweight people in America.