Obesity is the most pressing issue that faces America today.
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Today, 36% of all adults ( people over 18 ) are obese! That is 1 in every three adults. what's more is that obesity rates have doubled from 1990 going from 15% to 30%! However, this major issue does not just affect adults. 2 out of every 9 kids ages 2-19 are obese.
This is not a problem that will just resolve its self, without immediate attention obesity rates could double again and again and again until the entire population is obese! Do you really want a society where the children of the future all can't do many of the physical activities that we enjoy today due to their weight?
As I stated above obesity affects 1 out of every three adults and 2 out of every 19 kids ages 2-19.
Obesity does more than just make a person look bigger / fatter, it also increases the risk of many serious health conditions such as the following ;
Heart disease in adulthood
very high blood pressure
high blood sugar
type two diabetes
certain types of cancer
and finally, obesity has been linked to high depression rates.
My opponent has the burden of the proof. My opponent has not stated how or why obesity is the most pressing issue in America, he has only stated that it is a pressing issue.
As Con, I will take the opposite stance. A recent Gallup Poll reported what Americans thought what was the most important problem in America today. The results are shown below:
As we see above, obesity wasn't even on the list. The economic issue Americans thought as most important was unemployment/jobs and non-economic Americans thought as most important was dissatisfaction with the government.
Let's take another poll. What Americans thought as the top five "Most Important" U.S. problems are listed below:
Now that we have an understanding of what the American population thinks, let's go on to the why and how. Obesity is an issue, but it is nothing compared to the United States's debt crisis, struggling economy, poverty rate, war relations, etc. My opponent has yet to prove how obesity is more of an issue then all of these things. Since my opponent hasn't brought up a legitimate argument for me to rebut, the task of rebutting goes to my opponent.
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Vote Placed by travis18352 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: pro forfited the debate but i feel con made more convincing arguments
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