According to Burger King's spokesman, chief global marketing officer, Russ Klein:
"By expanding our indulgent breakfast sandwich menu, Burger King restaurants now offer even more alternatives for our guests who want a convenient and filling breakfast."
If the powers-that-be, especially here in Canada where we live in a perpetual nanny-state, can tax the shit out of a pack of smokes and claim it is for "health reasons" (the idea, I guess, is that most of the tax money will go to the health care system when heavy smokers go in for cancer treatments), then why isn't there a hefty fucking tax on fast food? Not just at restaurants, but even at grocery stores. If I want to buy a bag of extra-fatty Pork Rinds, then by God, I should pay for it with more than my health.
Now, I am far from a health nut. No granola-eating, hemp wearing, vegetarian moi! But even I can see the stupidity of actually consuming one of these artery hardeners.
The government should tax every fast food company for "inventing" such a sandwich, and then tax every food item over a certain fat level (and caloric level?). I mean, it would depend on the size of the portion, of course, but it certainly can and should be done.
On the same note, if you weigh 400 pounds, I have no qualms about airlines charging you for 2 seats, or for stopping you from boarding a plane at all.
Most of the people who are obese are most certainly not that way because of some glandular condition....unless the mouth is a gland. I lost 62 pounds in 3.5 months! Just by eating correctly (following the Dr. Bernstein diet plan). I don't exercise.
Universal health care will only work if people stop doing stupid things like eating a 730 calorie (47 g of fat) sandwich.