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Tuesday, April 24, 2007

The War on Fat

How long can America continue the hypocrisy of leaving overweight people alone while arresting people who use drugs, even though fat people are as big of a drain (or bigger) on society?

Overweight workers cost their bosses more in injury claims than their lean
colleagues, suggests a study that found the heaviest employees had twice the
rate of workers' compensation claims as their fit co-workers.

Obesity experts said they hope the study will convince employers to invest in programs to help fight obesity. One employment attorney warned companies that treating fat workers differently could lead to discrimination complaints.

More here. I suggest fat courts to punish people who abuse their body with fatty food. As for discrimination, I fail to see why businesses shouldn't refuse to hire fat people in the way they refuse to hire known drug users. After all, we're in a war here.

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