Should We Be Worrying About The Poor When More People Are Dying From Overeating Than Are Dying From Starving?

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg vowed to appeal a judge’s ruling that blocked a ban on the sale of large sugary drinks in New York, insisting in an interview on “The Late Show with David Letterman” that public officials must do something to curb the obesity epidemic.
“For the first time in the history of the world, more people will die from overeating than under-eating this year,” Bloomberg told Letterman in an interview that will air Monday night.

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8 Responses to “Should We Be Worrying About The Poor When More People Are Dying From Overeating Than Are Dying From Starving?”

  1. Galactus says:

    I have to view Bloomberg’s claim with skepticism and do not consider him a credible authority on the subject.

  2. Andrew says:

    It does not cost anything to cut back, it is also a choice not something that is going to happen through unavoidable circumstances.

  3. Fireball says:


  4. Lili says:

    The people who are dying from overeating are irrelevant to the needs of the poor, who are still there, after all.

  5. liwmld says:

    i guess michelle obama must be your hero then?
    we will always have the poor, Jesus said, and we are always to help them.
    as for Mayor Bloomberg, i think he has good intentions, but that doesn’t mean what he is doing is constitutional. he can’t tell people what they can or can’t eat or drink.

  6. Tracy says:

    Love and compassion should never be out dated, we should always help the poor.

  7. Maurog IV says:

    More obese people than starving people?
    Feed the obese people to the starving people, problem solved.

  8. Melissa P says:

    well, People who die from overeating make their own (if very poor) choice to overeat.
    People who are starving aren’t typically (stereo-typically) starving by choice.
    So your question can be changed into: should we try to force people to make better choices so they don’t die,, or should we try and worry about those who have no choice and die?
    ‘That’s if you can trust the Mayor’s words. Outside the U.S. I’m sure that starving is more prevalent than than over eating.

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