by Big Dog on May 31, 2012 at 16:25 Political
Looks like Nanny Bloomberg in New York is at it again. The guy just can’t resist butting into people’s lives because for some reason he thinks it is his duty to decide what people need to be healthy. He has already decided that certain things that are bad for folks can’t be used or served in New York restaurants and now he wants to ban drinks with sugar that are larger than 16 ounces.
That’s right, Nanny Bloomberg wants to make it illegal to serve drinks containing sugar that are larger than 16 ounces in most venues in the city.
Bloomberg has not considered that people might just buy two smaller drinks or that they might just start taking sugary drinks to work instead of buying them. His solution though, for any potential loss of sales is to raise the price of the smaller drinks.
Yeah, that typical liberal response to economics is sure to have more folks buying smaller drinks.
People could always take sugar packets with them and buy unsweetened coffee or tea (hot or iced) and add their own sugar. People could take a 32 ounce container and buy two 16 ounce drinks and combine them. People can find all kinds of ways to avoid this stupidity.
That matters not because Bloomberg is convinced this will curb obesity which has evidently not been affected by his ban on trans fats. If this passes (and it will since the people who decide are appointed by him) what will happen when obesity rates do not fall? Will Nanny require everyone to attend morning exercise sessions? Will he ban motor vehicles so people have to walk? One can only guess how oppressive a tyrant will get.
Bloomberg is infringing on the right of the people to engage in commerce as they see fit. He is preventing people from eating and drinking what they want to eat and drink. If they want to eat and drink unhealthy items it is their business and not his.
Bloomberg is not in favor of a free America and the people who put him back in office have only themselves to blame.
I want to know what Nanny Bloomberg will do if people just decide to stop buying drinks in the city. What will he do if people buy packaged drinks at the grocery store and take them with them to work or when they are out and about.
One would think that a place that is losing people to other states because of the anti freedom policies (like what to eat or drink and oppressive taxes) would try not to tick off even more people.
Then again, we are talking about Bloomberg and he is a moron.
In related news the songs Pour Some Sugar on Me by Def Leppard and Sugar Sugar by the Archies will no longer be allowed to air in New York and the official song of the once great city will now be No Sugar Tonight by The Guess Who.
I find it ironic that the Statue of LIBERTY is located in New York…
Never surrender, never submit.
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