As the ban on 16 ounce beverages begins to shape up in New York City, the "Health" panel is already discussing moving on to bigger and better things. Two fresh new ideas are bans on popcorn and milk sizes. Here's the article for reference. I left the comment: "Once the camel's head is in the tent, prepare to sleep with it." What say you?
I think Mr. Bloomberg himself mentioned you could just buy two... I just hope this kind of mock-politics puts whatever decorative nails are needed so America can again retire the coffin of 'no-labels, post-partisan' politics.
Then the Sargent said to President Clinton "Well, Mr. President, we usually just ride the camel in to town where the women are..."
Is New York still infested by CHUD?
Yeah, good luck gettin between those guys and their "big gulps!"
Typical New York Democratic kind of mentality. "You all are too stupid to think for yourselves so we'll take over that for you. Oh, and by the way the Public Sing-Along is at 3:00pm sharp, be there or we'll write you up."
They don't see any problems with freedom. When you're in the cat-bird seat, you're free to do as you please. Right Mr. P?
Yep, no problem with freedom as long as they got it and you don't.
I'm sure if you just give them the opportunity to control our freedom they will dole it out to us in tiny little pieces. They don't want to take away our freedoms. They just want full control over our freedom, have the ability to threaten to take it away and dish it out to us in miniscule little pieces.
And only when it suits their purposes, according to the fleeting whims of the moment.
You gotta ask yourself "What would the Founding Fathers think about this?". Talk about Tyranny over the Masses.
Is this Constitutional? I can't see how it could be, can someone enlighten me?
Doesn't this directly affect Interstate Commerce (sales of cups, straws, syrup, corn, oil, etc.)? Didn't the Whitehouse use some such argument in favor of the Obamacare plan?
Nah, those bigoted white slaveholders who were out of touch with the modern world...wouldn't understand the need for the government to control soda pop.
On a more serious note, it's not Constitutional, if it was done by the Federal government.
State governments and local governments have a lot more power than they usually use...so it *may* stand up to scrutiny, since it's a local law.
One argument about the health care debacle is that it's unconstitutional if done federally, but each state could mandate it, as Taxachussetts already has.