fat vest

Doesn’t the US Dept. of Agriculture have anything better do to with our tax dollars?

Apparently not.

Via Free Beacon: USDA Pays $17,500 for College Students to Wear Fat Vests

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is paying a researcher $17,500 to make students at New Mexico State University wear a fat vest for “weight sensitivity training.”

The 20-pound fat vest will be worn for an “empathy exercise” so non-obese students can experience what it is like to be obese. The premise of the project is to fight “weight prejudice.”

….Part of the project’s goal is to encourage social acceptance, which will be achieved by an “Experiential Empathy Exercise in which a 20 lb. fat vest will be worn by participants for a minimum of 12 consecutive hours.”

So, the Feds want to encourage “social acceptance” of obesity.

But, at the same time, they’re calling for “bold action” to fight obesity?

Got it…

Via Free Beacon: Federal Committee: We Need Fat Interventions At Worksites

The federal committee charged with creating nutrition guidelines for Americans is calling for fat interventions at workplaces.

During a presentation at the sixth meeting of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) on Friday, the committee said government needs to take “bold action” to fight obesity….

The solutions included “comprehensive” obesity interventions in “health care, the community, public health facilities, and work sites.”

….The committee, which is responsible for creating new nutrition standards that are used to create policy at the federal level, has previously called for moving Americans to “plant-based” diets, and using text message interventions to get people to lose weight….

A text message from the gubmint, telling you to lose weight?

Yep, that’ll do it.


Via National Review Online: Feds Spending Money to Study Why Obese Girls Get Fewer Dates

Free Beacon: Feds Spent $10 Million on a Video Game About Escaping a Fat Town

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  1. Gordon says:

    Will the government bureaucrat responsible for this expenditure also wear the “fat vest” to go along with their “fat heads?”

  2. Maynard says:

    We are being systematically destroyed by the philosophy that absolutely everything is the government’s business, and the notion that the government has the practical skills and the moral supremacy needed to micromanage the people. There is nothing, either material or spiritual, that the government can’t poke its nose into for the purpose of coercing the people into an alien (and often evil) framework, and of course taking away their money so that it may be used to coerce others. Weirdly, the people are beaten into submission under the banner of “tolerance” and “diversity” and other lofty goals. There is no clarity, no pursuit of truth, just falsehoods and a system of rewards and punishment for the purpose of herding the people like cattle. God help us all.

  3. Maynard says:

    Also, they should give the guy in the fat suit this t-shirt.

  4. Alain41 says:

    How about encouraging social acceptance of conservative Tea Partiers. Or is that anti – fathead prejudice?

  5. NeverSurrender says:

    How long before there’s a Handicapper General position in obama’s cabinet?

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