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Mayor Bloomberg and the Nanny State
Principles and Policy ^

Posted on 07/01/2012 2:42:57 PM PDT by Sark

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg doesn’t really seem to get it. Recently, he proposed banning the sale of sugary drinks larger than sixteen ounces in many places within the city. National medial outlets picked up the story, and soon the nation was abuzz over the Mayor’s plan. Of course, it was controversial. It probably won’t work. And oh, it was most definitely lampooned, and by no less than Daily Show host Jon Stewart, who aptly argued that, “It combines draconian government overreach people love with the probable lack of results they expect.”

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TOPICS: Government; Health/Medicine; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: governmentoverreach; michaelbloomberg; sugarydrinkban

1 posted on 07/01/2012 2:43:06 PM PDT by Sark
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To: Sark

When government tells you what size soft drink you can buy and how much water your toilet can flush, it’s a subtle sign that government has grown a little bigger than it ought to be - even before they tax you for not buying what they want you to buy.


2 posted on 07/01/2012 3:04:55 PM PDT by Pollster1 (A boy becomes a man when a man is needed - John Steinbeck)
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To: Sark

I hate it when trust fund babies seek relevance.


3 posted on 07/01/2012 3:22:20 PM PDT by FlyVet
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To: Sark

4 posted on 07/01/2012 3:32:46 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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