There is no difference, the fact that Dems or Rebs win power in national elections, has proven to be worse for the U.S. as a whole, no matter which is in power. It has been this way for years now.
Guess you missed that President Hope & Change has received the most money from... BP and it's employees than another other politician. Obama has corporations hands in his own pockets as much, or more so, than any other President.
I could go on, but there is no need to.
And, can you say "obvious", I knew you could.
Wouldn't it be a better idea for people to walk those short distances, given how fat people are these days?
It's all relative. For a fat person, a "short distance" for a walk might be from the couch to the fridge to get another ice cream sandwich and back to the couch. Whereas, for a non-fat (or low fat) person, a "short distance" for a walk might be walking five blocks to local restaurant to get a hand made malt or milk shake.
Yes, we have modified our food.
But, until GMO-sis, to coin a term, we haven't taken "X" gene from a completely unrelated species and put it in "Y" plant.