Would ya'll want a fat tax that just allowed the government to get fatter and more intrusive in our lives?
Saying, ooooo, it costs $XXXX billions to treat obese people is misleading. What does it cost to treat non-obese people? Well, apparently, there's a difference of $1244....not exactly earth-shattering.
Obese people die younger. They are highly unlikely to end up in Alzheimer's wards sapping the system of $120K a year for 6-8 years or more.