A similar measure failed in the statehouse last year and this time state Rep. Don Moffitt said he doesn’t expect anything different this time around.
“It would create another bureaucracy, raise taxes, with the idea of fighting obesity and diabetes,” Moffitt said. “Last year, this did not advance. At the moment I would say the chances are not very good.”
Moffitt, chairman of the self-created “retrofit caucus,” said he has his own plan to fight diabetes and obesity.
“We do need to address obesity and we do need to address diabetes, and I have a plan,” the Gilson Republican said. “It’s called you put one foot in front of the other and you do that 10,000 times a day and keep your calories between 1500 and 2000, and you’ll have smaller government and solve those problems.”
“We have the answer, we don’t need another government program to do it, so we’ll vote no and do everything we can to stop it,” Moffitt also said.