A New York state judge on Monday threw out a ban on large sugary drinks set to go into effect in New York City on Tuesday, calling the new regulation “arbitrary and capricious.”
The new regulation—which would have limited the sale of sugary beverages including nondiet sodas, fruit drinks, sweetened teas and other high-calorie drinks to just 16 ounces—was championed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who said Tuesday that the city would immediately appeal the verdict. Bloomberg saw the ban as a way to fight the city’s growing obesity epidemic.
Greatest judge EVER!
I’m kicking back with my 32 oz Pepsi in celebration!
Nice to know someone will turn back liberal oppression.
So ... buy 2-16 oz sodas instead of 1-32 oz.
What? And add all that polution to the environment.
What I would have found entertaining is: How would you police “free refills” at self serve soda fountains.
Technically if you got 1 free 16 oz. refill, didn’t the business sell you 32 oz. for one price?
I am not supposed to drink large sodas because it is bad for me. OK but why would anyone think I am brain dead and incapable of ordering a smaller soda or, if soda is that bad for me, drinking water (except the water downstream from the Bad River Band’s sewage plant, too many suspended solid ruins the flavor but I suppose you could have fun playing with the floaters.)
A former Village President demonstrated the “Nanny State” mentality when, speaking against a petition to place a question of the ballot, she said, “It is too important a decision to allow the voters to decide!” Really, I still have the email.
This is not a political party thing, it is a bureaucracy thing. Those in the elite class, both elected and appointed, forget their job is TO SERVE THE PEOPLE. The lunacy of these people is best illustrated with tobacco use. They overtax the product so folks will not smoke. When folks quit smoking, these lunatics complain about the lost revenue.
I do not believe that obesity can be blamed on the availability of sugary drinks and fast food. These are available to all and everybody and yet why can some eat and drink in moderation whilst others can’t. I’ve been working as a weight loss therapist for nearly ten years and food addiction has many components to it. You can’t ban everything that someone COULD be addicted to. Instead, more should be done to help those who are struggling to lose weight and deal with their sugar cravings. Weight loss hypnosis in London
Why not just ban sugary drinks all together? If it will save just one life, or keep one person from becoming morbidly obese, it MUST be worth it.
Liberals in this country do not have the courage to take their dictatorial ideology to its full fruition, like we see in North Korea.