TAX THE FATS

Raise costs for fast food, lower our weight scales!

Winning a title we shouldn't be winning

In this day and age America is winning a title that no one wants.


This Country is the second fattest country in the world, with an average body mass index of 26.5 for men and 29 for women.


The reason is because of the low cost of Fast Food restaurants. The price attracts too many low budget shoppers.


It is very clear that we must wage a war with our fast food industry and lower the consumption of fast food in the United States.


Fast food needs to be taxed higher to battle against this terrible consumption.


FA(s)T Food Utopia

There are over 200,000 fast food locations in the United State's, that number is increasing every week.



There are nearly 16,000 fast food restaurants in Texas!

In fact Texas is home to the fattest cities in the country.

Yet we are not the fattest! We are not even on the top ten!


There are more fast food restaurants than gas stations!

Kill our wallets! Not our Health!

The low cost of Fast food is killing our nation is slowly. With menus that attract low budget shoppers and college students thriving for the "value" or "dollar" menu, we are destroying our health.





Fattest of States

Its sad that Texas boasts two of the fattest cities in the united states, however we are not even on the top 10.

McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, Texas

poverty rate of 37.7% (the highest) and obesity rate of 38.5%


Beaumont-Port Arthur, Texas with 32.5% obesity rate and poverty rate of 17.6%






  • West Virginia: 33.5 percent
  • Mississippi: 32.2 percent
  • Arkansas: 31.4 percent
  • Louisiana: 30.9 percent
  • Alabama: 30.4 percent
  • Kentucky: 29.9 percent
  • Tennessee: 29.6 percent
  • Ohio: 29.5 percent
  • Oklahoma: 29.2 percent
  • Iowa: 29.0 percent


notice the trend?



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