The political left has turned obesity among low-income individuals into an argument that low-income people cannot afford nutritious food, and so have to resort to burgers and fries, pizzas and the like, which .. .. cost more than food that you can buy at a store and cook yourself.
An article in the New York Times .. says that .. "we need action both cultural and political." In other words, the nanny state to the rescue!
An arrogant elite's condescension toward the people .. is one of the poisonous problems of our time. It is at the heart of the nanny state and the promotion of a debilitating dependency that wins votes for politicians while weakening a society.
Why are such people called "poor"? Because they meet the arbitrary criteria established by Washington bureaucrats .. need a large number of people in "poverty" to justify their programs. They also need a large number of people dependent on government to provide the votes needed to keep the big nanny state going.