Nanny State PING!
Sorry, but I disagree.
That high-calorie beverages are a nutritional disaster is clearly established.
Which doesn’t mean the government should be banning them. People have the right to make stupid decisions, and it’s not the government’s business to try to stop them.
But there’s a huge difference between the government forbidding people to do something stupid and the government deciding not to pay people to do something stupid.
The nanny state part is the food stamps. Since soda is not food I don't see why my tax dollar should be used to provide food stamps and then they're used on stuff with negative nutritional value.
What's the solution? Put US citizens back to work so they can afford their own food. And send home non-citizens who aren't self-sufficient enough to feed themselves.
Thanks for the ping!