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It's Best to Take Government Health Advice with a Pinch of Salt

wnicholson Wrote: Jul 10, 2012 3:05 PM
I think that we had better get tougher in our stance against these meddlesome fed bureaucrats whom can't find real jobs to perform. We need strong economic recovery now and FDA and several other depts need not just downsizing but total elimination from budget. And by the way, did anyone forget that we have to quit supporting the U.N. and giving them a terrorist base of operations in New York ?

Mayor Bloomberg’s recent decision to outlaw the Big Gulp in New York City in the name of promoting public health made news headlines as well as fodder for some pretty scathing one-liners from the late night comedians. But this is no laughing matter.

While Americans instantly saw the stupidity of such easily skirted regulations (one can just get a free refill or purchase two smaller-sized drinks) they shouldn’t dismiss Mayor Bloomberg’s actions as just the folly of one eccentric politician. In fact, one reason to oppose such efforts (beyond the obvious fact that it’s far outside scope of government to act...