In the 21st Century, the United States along with much of the world has been accused of being plump and over-indulged. The facts are that only 1 in 6 Americans are obese, which means 5 out of 6 Americans are walking around fit and lean. Current trends only show that the people who are overweight are only getting bigger. How could they not when they walk around and every 5th Americans they see eating at the same restaurants they are, are fit and lean?
Karl Marx is best known for saying, “From each according to his ability, to each according to his need.” This has been the slogan for redistributional practices all of the world. To use this for income only is unjust. Like income many people are born with different speeds in which they metabolize food. This is why we must ask our future President has said spread the wealth. Those who have attempted to diet know that lean people having a quick metabolism is a great wealth we can only dream of. We must transfer the fat from the people who are born with quicker metabolism than others.
People cannot choose who they are born to and there are two types of people in the world. It is those who are naturally faster at metabolizing food and those who are not. The faster metabolism allows some people to enjoy foods like donuts, greasy burgers, and other wonderful flavorful foods. The Declaration of Independance calls for the life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness. Someone who has to eat foods that they do not like it not pursuing their happiness. If we were to redistribute the fat directly, as mentioned before, this would be more efficient way to use the faster energy and lower the health care cost.
Those who eat the greasy burgers and donuts without flinching or counting the calories. They do not understand the stress that is involved in worrying day to day whether you are going to gain a pound and whether that will send you over into a heart attack. The slow metabolized person tries to switch to low fat foods but when they join their friends over for dinner they cannot help but indulge. This is a receipt for disaster in which there is no cure.
If Barack Obama wants a real plan to fix health care costs in America, he must follow this plan of redistribution. This plan will bring happiness to those who have been disenfranchised by skinny people across America and finally give them what the founders entailed. To the critics that call will call this plan inefficient, I say live a day in the life of a fat man shoes.