Poor “Nanny” Bloomberg…
One day before New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s ban on sugary drinks was to take effect, cooler heads prevailed at the New York
Supreme Court. Judge Milton Tingling - great name for a judge – found the law “arbitrary and capricious because it applies to some but not all food establishments in the city,” adding “it excludes other beverages that have significantly higher concentrations of sugar sweeteners and/or calories on suspect grounds.”
I’ve read a lot of legal opinions and in a lot of them the law and common sense, are mutually exclusive concepts, but here the judge nails it!
Apple juice was not banned in sizes exceeding 16 ounces-which was the maximum size that a vendor could sell a soda- and it has as many calories as Coca-Cola. Grape juice has a whopping 50% more sugar than Coke!
If you want to see the totalitarian mindset in all its glory, I would highly recommend going to YouTube and watching Mayor Bloomberg’s total
meltdown at a press conference in response to being shot down by Judge
Tingling. He’s truly unhinged at times.
My favorite quote is him attesting that, “I’m trying to do what’s right!…My job is to do the best I can for New Yorkers.”
If he really wanted to do that, he should get rid of the union contractors who just said it would cost $500 plus million dollars and two years to fix one of the subway lines damaged by Hurricane Sandy and hire a private sector group that could probably do it for less in six months!
There were times during his grilling by the press that I half expected
Bloomberg to blurt out, “No one puts Mayor Bloomy in a corner!!!!”
I don’t know that Sly James is the best Mayor in the World, but we would be better served by giving him the job for life if we had to choose between him and Bloomberg.
Bloomberg’s like a spoiled billionaire tyrant.
Who is this guy? Trying to ban salt, donuts and Coca-Cola… He would have been considered extreme in the old Soviet Union.
There are lot of legal and illegal things that have deleterious
effects on human health – but I’ve yet to see where laws, bans or embargoes work or stop people from engaging in self-destructive
It’s fair to say that America has an obesity problem.
My solution would be to make gym memberships and personal trainers tax deductible and offer discounts on health insurance for people in who are in shape. In short, PAY people to get healthy. A new study was just
released showing that giving people money for reaching weight goals