tell me again how ObamaKare is “just” about Health
After failing to get a soda tax passed in Albany, or to convince federal lawmakers to prohibit food-stamp recipients from purchasing sugary drinks, Michael Bloomberg announced a plan to ban large-size sweetened beverages from being sold in New York City…
“I don’t think you can make the case that we’re taking things away,” since customers will still be able to buy multiple sugary drinks in smaller sizes.
So your point in using gov’t resources to tell people what size pop they may buy is …whaaa?!?
…an amendment to the city health code to prohibit food-service establishments from selling sugary drinks in cups or containers larger than 16 ounces, …ban would apply to restaurants, mobile food carts, delis and concessions at movie theaters, stadiums or arenas,…
…a diet soda, a milk shake or sweetened latte that is larger than 16 ounces wouldn’t be banned…
…The proposal will be submitted to the Board of Health on June 12, which will mark the beginning of a three-month comment period before a vote. Since the mayor controls all the appointees on the board, the proposal is expected to be approved. …The proposal completely bypasses the City Council and essentially enacts the ban by mayoral fiat.
Reins in the teeth.
Since *I* am now expected to pay for *everyone else’s* “Health Care,” *I* am also expected to approve of The Force of Law restricting everyone’s individual choices.
There’s one sure-fire way to fix this: everyone pay for your own Health Care. Your choices: your consequences. As it should be.
“If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude than the animating contest of freedom, go from us in peace. May your chains sit lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen!”
“We’ve got to do something. Everybody is wringing their hands saying we’ve got to do something. Well, here is a concrete thing. You can still buy large bottles in stores. But in a restaurant, 16 ounces is the maximum that they would be able to serve in one cup. If you want to order two cups of the same time, that’s fine. It’s your choice. 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,” NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg said …
…[Bloomberg's] administration also supporting “National Donut Day” … at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow morning, Entenmann’s will be unveiling “Custom-made Entenmann’s large donuts, 1-foot in diameter” at Madison Square Park at the same time they unveil a “Proclamation Letter by Mayor Michael Bloomberg.”
“The work of the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene reflects the mayor’s public health agenda,” Deputy Mayor Linda Gibbs said about the possible donut conflict. “The message is that we will do what we need in our official capacity to protect the health of New Yorkers.”
Whoa Whoa! WHOA!! Department of Mental Hygene??!?!?
A gov’t Department of Mental Hygene??!