Obesity is becoming a serious problem for the US economy. It is emerging a bad thing just like fire accident and is costing the country something like $270 billion annually. So, it is very important to fight against this problem.
I cannot understand the reason behind inactivity of US government about this issue. I guess that the political parties do not want to offend the fast food industry as the industry brings a lot of jobs and taxes. So, it is becoming an irony for the country. On the one hand, obesity is causing serious economic loss. While the politicians are afraid to fight against this loss because then, it may cause further problem to the economy.
I think that the ordinary people have to come forward to fight against this problem because at the end of the day, it is they who are suffering most not the politicians or the fast food industry.