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The Benefit of Bloomberg's Big Beverage Ban

Dr. Bob2 Wrote: Jun 20, 2012 9:26 AM
when did the Founding Father's decide it was time to rebel and kill their oppressors?
wmou Wrote: Jun 20, 2012 10:31 AM
July 4th 1776?

I keep some hope we can still win at the ballot box.
We got rid of Lugar and Dan Burton.
Then Romney gets the republican nomination.
Everyone expected that New York City's Board of Health, all 11 members of which were appointed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg, would rubber-stamp his proposed 16-ounce cap on servings of sugar-sweetened soft drinks. But at a meeting last week, several board members zeroed in on the most obvious problem with Bloomberg's plan to treat adults like children: It does not go far enough.

Given Bloomberg's avowed goal of reducing New Yorkers' waistlines by reducing their calorie intake, his soda scheme is indeed absurdly inadequate, as he inadvertently emphasizes every time he minimizes the extent to which it will restrict consumer freedom. Once...