Wednesday, June 13, 2012

They're Coming For Your Milk Shakes!

June 13, 2012 Fox New York is reporting that Bloomberg's nanny state isn't stopping at your Big Gulps:
The New York City Board of Health showed support for limiting sizes of sugary drinks at a Tuesday meeting in Queens. They agreed to start the process to formalize the large-drink ban by agreeing to start a six-week public comment period.
At the meeting, some of the members of board said they should be considering other limits on high-calorie foods.
One member, Bruce Vladeck, thinks limiting the sizes for movie theater popcorn should be considered.
"The popcorn isn't a whole lot better than the soda," Vladeck said.
Another board member thinks milk drinks should fall under the size limits.
"There are certainly milkshakes and milk-coffee beverages that have monstrous amounts of calories," said board member Dr. Joel Forman.
Read more: http://www.myfoxny.com/story/18774940/health-panel-talks-about-wider-food-ban#ixzz1xhSNXoRh
Yet New York City is still working its way slowly towards decriminalization of marijuana.  Health is clearly not the big concern driving this.  Or at least, not in any consistent way.

For what it is going to cost them to pass these regulations, wouldn't it make more cost-effective for NYC government to start running ads reminding people that they won't hot and sexy if they keep drinking too many calories?

2 comments:

Josh said...

If you want hypocrisy, the pot's not the place to point. The very day Bloomberg unveiled his plan to begin the War on the Big Gulp, he also had a commencement letter for Entemann's National Donut Day.

Yes, really.

Anonymous said...

When the country was arguing over whether to build a fence on the southern border, we were told that if you build a 20 foot fence, the immigrants will just come with a 21 foot ladder.

Well, the shoe could be on the other foot. If you ban 20 oz drinks, retailers will just market 19 oz drinks instead!

Swallow that Mr Mayor!