In NYC Bloomberg wants to ban sugar-filled drinks larger than 16 oz

We are from the government and we are here to help you. You have no idea what’s good for you to eat or drink, and you’ve obviously failed at the “freedom of choice” experiment, so New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (RINO) wants to take the choice away from you.

You’re a toddler, and you don’t have a clue as to what’s OK and not OK. Bloomberg will propose a ban on sugary drinks served in containers containing more than 16 oz of the bad stuff.

Every single menu in New York City could soon be getting a major overhaul if Mayor Michael Bloomberg has his way.

The man behind calorie counts is set to announce a new public health initiative to battle obesity, taking aim at super-sized sugary drinks.

In other words, it may soon be time to say goodbye to those Big Gulps, those Slurpees or even Venti at Starbucks, CBS 2’s Derricke Dennis reported.

You have been abusing the privilege by purchasing 20 oz bottles of Pepsi at the convenience store, and it will stop.

Let me propose Bloomberg’s tyrannical power grab is the direct result of the government becoming the number one payer of health care services in the country. With Obamacare, this type of tyranny will continue and expand. Quite simply, if anything you do costs the government money, liberal/statists/socialists will demand they have the right to regulate it.

This is a very important point, and remember, strings are always attached to government funding. You give up freedom by accepting government dollars. An example…

Let’s say more kids start getting involved with skateboarding and a government study finds skateboarders are 100 times more likely than non-skateboarders to suffer injuries including broken bones and concussions that cost the government a lot of health care dollars. Since the costs are high and they are paying the bills, the government will feel they have the right to regulate skateboarders with a strong hand since they don’t have the skill set to partake in the sport responsibly. They could demand all kids wear full-body protective gear, only skate in designated areas, and be monitored by a government employee at all times.

Or, they could just ban skateboarding…

Do you see the tyranny? Do you understand the impact? Do you care?

10 replies
  1. JBS
    JBS says:

    There is no disputing the fact that Americans are getting fatter and more obese every day. Government types always see bigger government (regulation, taxes, warnings) as the answer to any issue. To paraphrase Ronald Reagan, government is why there is a problem.
    Limiting a high calorie soft drink to 16 oz. won’t work. Mass quantity consumers will just buy two or more drinks. Result: more trash, steadily increasing weight and declining health.
    Better to remove the government subsides on corn and corn-derived products. (This would also) increase the cost of corn-fed meats. High-fructose corn syrup, scientific arguments aside, enjoys no advantage/disadvantage over plain table sugar, except price. Remove the price supports and the price of soda, meats, etc, finds its own level.
    It would be better to increase efforts to educate people about the dangers of increased calorie consumption. While food is a necessity, regularly eating too much is an addiction. As with any addiction, no one will change behavior unless he or she wants to change.
    It is not a matter of will power — people will consume too many calories if they want to — <span style="text-decoration:…

    • JBS
      JBS says:

      ?. . . it is a matter of won’t power!?
      But, that also entails drastic life-style changes, abandoning the oral fixation, and starting and continuing to live lean.

  2. TomTGRWolcott
    TomTGRWolcott says:

    There was one KEY issue missing here.?? One must remember that about 75% of African Americans are lactose intolerant (see video:

    Total number of Americans who are lactose intolerant
    40 million

    Total percent of all African-American, Jewish, Mexican-American, and Native American Adults who are lactose intolerant

    Total percent of Asian-Americans that are lactose intolerant

    Average amount of time it takes for side effects of lactose intolerance to occur after intake
    30 min

    ??Humans are the only animals to drink milk or milk by products after weening.? Even the great apes, chimpanzee’s, oragantans, gorilla’s all give eventually stop drinking milk.

    For the Mayor of NYC to wage a war on sugar based drinks in the hopes of making Americans more healthier by drinking MILK or other fluids is just one more example of government not knowing what is really best for you.

    no where in the?Constitution of the…

  3. TomTGRWolcott
    TomTGRWolcott says:

    a BIG portion of my analysis got cut off so here is PART II

    So were waging a war on SUGAR are?we?? Well lets break it down shall we

    1: The human body?via the krebs cycle breaks down all sugars the same way to their simplist forms to be used in the KREBS cycle…very complicated look it up…but it deals with ATP and ADP

    A can of?soda 12oz contains 39 grams of sugar
    the same size serving of Apple Juice has 36 grams of sugar?

    Since SUGAR is?TREATED by the body the same way no matter what kind of sugar….then what WAR is the mayor really waging war on?? If you wanted to?keep things equal than you would have to ban, or tax?all products containing sugars….such as Starch based foods?like rice, potatos and pasta…because all starch is is a complex sugar molecule.??????

    Why take away choice from an individual I will not understand…because someone who is lactose intollerant will NOT drink milk

    • JBS
      JBS says:

      There is water to drink. New York reportedly has some of the best city water (it is transported via aqueduct from up-state) in the nation.
      And, it is already metered.

  4. JBS
    JBS says:

    Excellent points for criticism. I certainly don’t want the government dictating what I eat or drink. Another tax only grows the government. Show a politician a tax stream and he or she will spend it many times over.
    The underlying point is belabored by both sides of this issue: what is any answer — that we can all live with — to America’s obesity problem?

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