Were not banning anything, he said. Its called portion control its a typical [way] that companies use and governments use to explain to people whats in their interest and what isnt, he said.
‘Ban’ on large Bloombergs ‘in the country’s interest’
I would like to point out it started out with the smoking ban...
There is one rationale - and one rationale only - for the ban on large drinks, and that is clearly the exercise of Bloomberg’s enormous and demented ego.
Ban sugary drinks, legalize marijuana. Moral posturing in a decadent, declining America.
WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON IN THIS COUNTRY!!!!!
what business is it of Bloomberg OR ANYONE ELSE IN GOVERNMENT !! to tell someone that they can or can’t sell a legal product!!?!?!?!!!!?!?!?!?!?!?!
I am about to explode!
and who wants to bet that this SAME freaking idiot would fight tooth and nail to allowed some poor person on food stamps to be able to buy ANYTHING that want at the grocery store!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Bloomberg is nothing but a little tyrant. Thank God he’s restricted by the borders of his city. Of course, the good liberals of New York City deserve whatever the hell they get out of what they vote into office....
SMGFan~:” .. how 80% recent of NYC High Schools grads cannot read? “
Hey , we have priorities , ya know !!
Its not like you have a right to a quality education which is government funded and controlled.
See what Bloomie has done to pain medications in city hospitals
See what Bloomie has done to nutrition and sugary drinks
See how Bloomie wouldn’t even allow the State National Guard into the city without weapons despite looting
We have to expand government control since the public cannot be trusted with their own health issues.
Why doesn’t the power hungry old fart ban Obama and his crew from coming into NYC and holding up traffic..
Why don’t the people of NYC see he doesn’t get reelected?
If sugary drinks are that pernicious, then just lobby the congress to outlaw them, using the interstate commerce clause. They’ve already set the precedence.
This guy just won the grand prize for oppression. No level of government has any right to tell me what legal size any legal drink has to be. This is just the stupidity of political ego and arrogance. Take your nanny state and shove it way up there but be sure to leave room for your head.
It may look crazy to the rest of us, but this is exactly the type of leadership the people of New York want. He would probably easily win a 4th term as mayor. He is probably getting close to being the most voted-for mayor in the history of any city in the country. The people are clearly telling him they like what he is doing, so from his point of view why should he change anything he is doing.
Anybody considered the possibility that the boy has gone insane... or slightly demented?
Why do I get the feeling these laws are targeting minorities?
Since there are so many homeless, how about a ban on large apartments in NYC? Say over 1,000 sf. Nobody really needs more space than that.
Did they reduce the size of pizza’s? No. He singled out soft drinks for some moronic reason. Even then a person can go into a grocery store, buy a 2 litre coke and chug it. So they are not implementing portion control.
A ban on Michael Bloomberg would be in the interest of the citizens of the USA, not that we really matter any more...
The guy has a Napoleon complex, and needs to meddle in ever bit of our lives, with the exception of the things that a city government is actually supposed to do...