Bloomberg Proposes Ban on Big Sugary Drinks

by Ryan on May 31, 2012

in Anything Else,Health Care,New York City,Pop Culture,Stupid government

The case for term limits, Exhibit 1:  New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg has decided to fully embrace nanny-statism by proposing a ban on sugary drinks over 16 ounces being sold in his fiefdom city.

Here’s Bloomberg defending this proposal:

We’re not taking away anybody’s right to do things, we’re simply forcing you to understand that you have to make the conscious decision to go from one cup to another cup.

Whenever an elected official uses the phrase “simply forcing you to understand” about anything, it’s time for that politician to go.  In the meantime, the left’s War on Food continues with those like Bloomberg and Michelle Obama treating citizens as if we are all child-like subjects who can’t run our own lives and make our own decisions without them.

Solution to obesity?  I don’t know — I’m not fat, but nonetheless enjoy the occasional big soda.  I guess I’m also part of the obesity problem since I’d buy a big soda.  To paraphrase FA Hayek:  the more the planners plan, the more the plans fail.  This stuff never ends up well and Bloomberg, Michelle Obamasaurus, and food Nazi’s like them need to worry about their own waistlines and let us be.

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