August 30, 2006

Rush-limbaugh_-1.jpg Rush is now an expert on obesity.

Limbaugh: At least here in America, didn't teach them how to fish, we gave them the fish. Didn't teach them how to butcher a -- slaughter a cow to get the butter, we gave them the butter.

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LIMBAUGH: And so, now, we find out that there is obesity and all this amongst the poor more than amongst those who are not poor. It's sort of a textbook case of what happens when we let liberals have their way. I mean, for decades, all over the world, we've been beat about the head that there are hungry people out there, that they are starving. UNICEF -- how many of you trick-or-treated for UNICEF? Did you "Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF," Brian? We all did -- did you? We all trick-or-treated. One of the biggest scams on the face of the earth. It was -- the scam was to get everybody loving the United Nations. The scam was to get everybody thinking the United Nations is feeding poor people. Remember all these stories: "A dime a day will feed 20 kids in some outward place around the world"?

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LIMBAUGH: This is what happens when you let the left run things. We've been beat about the head. There are hungry people everywhere. UNICEF got it all started. We've seen the babies with the extended tummies, the walking skeletons, told that kids can't learn unless they're fed. We've been guilted into pouring resources on the problem. And now, now, the latest crisis is that there is obesity among those who are impoverished. Because we are sympathetic, we are compassionate people, we have responded by letting our government literally feed these people to the point of obesity. At least here in America, didn't teach them how to fish, we gave them the fish. Didn't teach them how to butcher a -- slaughter a cow to get the butter, we gave them the butter. The real bloat here, as we know, is in -- is in government.

According to the August 29 AP report, Trust for America's Health -- an organization that tracks obesity in America -- recently released a study that found, among other things, that, in 2005, obesity rates for adults increased in 31 states. Dr. Janet Collins of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention noted, "Low-income populations tend to experience all the health problems we worry about at greater rates."

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