Ace of Spades:
The funny thing is that we only hear “the science is settled” in the precise cases where it’s not settled. No one ever says “the science is settled” as to whether the earth revolves around the sun. It is settled, of course; so no one has to attempt the Appeal to Authority to establish it.
A growing consensus says they know, you know.
So, for 50 years now, the medical establishment and the government have been telling fat people to do the exact opposite thing they should be doing.
They’ve been telling them to replace fat with carbohydrates. Be healthy — hey, have eight ounces of orange juice every morning (and ignore the fact that eight ounces of orange juice has just as much sugar as eight ounces of Coca-Cola).
And yet the fat get fatter. But then, the fat are being put on a diet which is inadvertently designed to do just that, make them fatter.
So by all means let’s create a new government agency to tell fat people how to make themselves even fatter. And let’s all pay for that.
And, though it’s not yet suggested, you know this would come within a couple of years — let’s use coercive government force to compel fat people to follow a diet which will make them even fatter.