In San Francisco, City Hall went after the Happy Meal. The Richmond City Council has put a measure on the Nov. 6 ballot to enact what could be the nation's first municipal tax on soda and other sugary drinks -- a penny per ounce. In the Big Apple, the mayor is targeting the Big Gulp.
Bloomberg actually boasts that his big-drink ban couldn't really change much. He's too modest. He has turned up the spigot of the drip-drip-drip of local laws offered by local politicians who believe they are so enlightened that they owe it to the world to use their power to dictate what people who are not in power cannot do.
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