What’s Up With That?
New York City Bans “Sugary” Drinks!
On Thursday September 13, 2012 the NYC Board of Health banned the sale of soft drinks that contain sugar in any container that is larger than 16 ounces. Nine members of the board approve the edict with one member abstaining. Mayor Michael Bloomberg says this will be a huge blow to obesity.
What does this mean? It means Starbucks can no longer sell a Venti Frapaccino. McDonald’s can no longer sell a large Coke.
At 5’11” and 150 lbs I am not obese, and rarely consume sugary drinks. But occasionally I treat myself to a Venti Frapaccino. But not if I am in NYC, because the city has determined that I cannot make healthy choices for myself — they will start making decisions for me.
Is this really going to make a difference? No. People will just buy 2 medium size drinks and generate more trash for the union workers to haul away to the dump!
These Nannys are doing this because obese people are driving up health care costs and that is true. My solution is to charge higher insurance rates to the fat people who are causing this problem. Let the insurance companies determine the rates. Health insurance is not a right.
We are no longer a government by the people. We have given our rights and freedom to a bunch of Nannys. Let’s kick all of them out of office and reduce the government to the functions designed by our forefathers. The purpose of government is a military to protect our borders from foreign invaders, police to protect citizens from criminals, and a court system to adjudicate disagreements and contracts. Everything else needs to go. Our largest group of Welfare recipients has become Government workers.
I wonder what the Nannys are planning to spring on us next.