NY Mayor Michael Bloomberg
for his ban on big sodas
From the New York Times, "Seeking to reduce runaway obesity rates, the New York City Board of Health on Thursday approved a ban on the sale of large sodas and other sugary drinks at restaurants, street carts and movie theaters, the first restriction of its kind in the country. "
"Asked about the soda industry’s well-financed campaign against his plan, Mr. Bloomberg responded with an amused look. “I just spent roughly $600 million of my own money to try to stop the scourge of tobacco,” the mayor said, as a round of laughter began to rise in the room. “I’m looking for another cause ..."
I think he found it. Big sodas. A threat to the lives and livelihood of every New Yorker! Yeah, right. Mayor Bloomberg is a control freak! A mayorial extremist. A rich liberal. And a complete a-hole! The government should mind its own business and keep it's nose out of mine!
Banning sodas. Really? Amid high unemployment, huge budget deficits, high taxes and high prices the City of New York is spending the taxpayers' time banning big sodas. Really? It's stupifying!
Is New York a Nanny state? Yes. Will the soda ban spread to other cities? Undoubtedly. Is it dangerous to personal freedom of choice in America? Very. Is New York's ban on big soda un-american? Quite.
Is America the land of the free and the home of the brave? Not any longer.
Congratulations Mayor Bloomberg, by restricting personal freedom of choice in New York, the largest city in the U.S., you deservedly earned the Stu Pitt Award!