Kelly Brownell is at it again. The main proponent of a “Twinkie tax” on snacks and restaurant foods took his message to Capitol Hill this week, crowing the anti-consumer line at obesity hearings helmed by portly politician Ted Kennedy.



Calling America’s school environment a “7-Eleven with books,” Brownell hauled out all his old classics, warning of a “toxic food and physical inactivity environment” and blaming “out of control” portion sizes — arguing that consumers should get less for their money at restaurants. He also continued to link the food and tobacco industries, nothing new from the man who has said “there is no difference between Ronald McDonald and Joe Camel… we have to start thinking about this in a more militant way.”