Friday, June 27, 2014

It's Official! No Soda Ban

bonappetit.com
It's official! The government will not be telling New York City what or how much to drink.

Last year Mayor Bloomberg tried passing legislation to ban large sugary drinks, any drink over 16 ounces would be illegal.
The mayor's defense for ignoring our rights was that it is very unhealthy to drink such large quantities. And that is a major reason for childhood obesity.

Well I am glad he would make a good father with that advice. And that's where his authority on this issue stops!

I appreciate the concern, but the government can't tell me what to drink or how much of it, or what to sell for that matter.

Before exiting his third term as New York City Mayor, Michael Bloomberg and friends appealed a previous court decision ruling the soda ban illegal to enforce.
The ruling was yesterday. Judge Eugene F. Pigott Jr. of the New York State Court of Appeals, ruled against Bloomberg, again

The original law would exclude certain establishments, which made no sense at all. Such as 7/11's Big Gulp, or refills and alcoholic beverages. Yet, 2-liter sodas in supermarkets would be illegal.

Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg tried this ban and was unsuccessful. His overreaching, over-regulating governing style has finally been put to rest. Although the legal age to buy tobacco is now 21, teens can still drink soda over 16 ounces at a time.