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New York Times: We Deserve the Soda Ban

Kjell Magne Wrote: Jun 04, 2012 6:37 AM
"I may not get what I need. I may not get what I want. Just as I dont get what I deserve" Thats an old saying from sinners. New York Times should have been bankrupt years ago. Thats what they deserve.

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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