M.D. Kittle on Senator Harkin's Fat Fatwa


You know what they say: The government helps those who won't help themselves—or who will help themselves to seconds. Exhibit A: U.S. Sen. Tom Harkin's fatwa on fat and individual responsibility, the Healthier Lifestyles and Prevention America Act, also known as the HeLP America Act. The bill, writes M.D. Kittle, is the latest in a growing line of big-government measures in obesity battle costing American taxpayers—morbidly obese and skinny alike—billions of dollars.