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New York Times: We Deserve the Soda Ban

johnm h Wrote: Jun 04, 2012 5:27 AM
As one commentator at Hayek Cafe observed there is no problem we can't solve if we suspend reason even briefly. We can sell cigarettes in packages of 10, ice cream in thimble sized cones, donuts as finger sized rings, we can easily get four or five meals out of a single rib eye, and there is no end to how we can downsize hamburgers, pastramis, and pizzas. There is no limit to human ingenuity. No wonder New Yorkers look down on fly over country; they are so much smarter and even though New York is the world’s most food crazed city, New Yorkers are thinner than the rest of the country. Would it be because they walk everywhere?
Rowdy9 Wrote: Jun 04, 2012 6:46 AM
OH, GREAT! I GET TO BUY TWO SODAS!

TYPICAL LIBERAL ECONOMIC STIMULUS PACKAGE!

Do New York City residents deserve Mayor Bloomberg's ban on large sodas because they voted him in in the first place? No, it's because they (and the rest of America) has gotten too fat and piggish:

While Michelle Obama focused on carrots, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg brandished a stick. It’s what we deserve. Cry all you want about a nanny state, but as a city and a nation we’ve gorged and guzzled past the point where a gentle nudge toward roughage suffices. We need a weight watcher willing to mete out some stricter discipline.

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