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Majority Of New Yorkers Fall Flat On Support Of Large Soda Ban
NY 1 ^ | June 4, 2012 | Grace Rauh

Posted on 06/05/2012 7:01:50 AM PDT by C19fan

Mayor Michael Bloomberg wants to take away big sodas from New Yorkers. He wants restaurants, movie theaters and sports stadiums to be prohibited from selling sodas or other sugary drinks larger than 16 ounces.

"All we are trying to do with full sugar drinks is to give people encouragement to do things in moderation," the mayor said on Sunday. What do New Yorkers say? "Fuhgetaboutit."

"I really don't think that's like a great thing to do. People got to make up their own mind," says one New Yorker.

"I think it's ridiculous. I think he should let people live as they want," says another.

An exclusive NY1-Marist College poll finds most New Yorkers are opposed to the mayor's plan, as 53 percent say it is a a bad idea and only 42 percent say it is a good one.

(Excerpt) Read more at ny1.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: bloomberg; obesity; soda
So 42% believe it is ok for the gov't to tell you what you can you eat or drink. I am sure in a poll of NYers about abortion a much higher percentage would find it ok to kill a baby or you can smoke pot.
1 posted on 06/05/2012 7:02:04 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: C19fan

Seriously, I can’t really understand people supporting empowering the government to tell them what to eat or drink.

There are a couple of possibilities.
One, they could actually think of themselves as incompetent to make the correct choices, or
two, which is more likely, they believe everyone else to be inferior and too stupid to make the “correct” choices, and love to see them forced to comply.


2 posted on 06/05/2012 7:06:07 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: C19fan
53 percent say it is a a bad idea and only 42 percent say it is a good one.

Now that's scary! In a sane society it should be 90/10. Of course this being New York you would probably get a similar result if you asked "Should members of the Tea Party be sent to reeducation camps until they profess their love for Obama?"

3 posted on 06/05/2012 7:07:39 AM PDT by apillar
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To: C19fan

I didn’t know the government could limit or ban a LEGAL product. I’m new to this communism thingy so it will take me awhile to figure out how it works.


4 posted on 06/05/2012 7:07:45 AM PDT by shelterguy
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To: MrB

If it involves NYers it is the 2nd.


5 posted on 06/05/2012 7:07:50 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: C19fan

“42% believe it is ok for the gov’t to tell you what you can you eat or drink”

That’s approx. the percentage of people on the public teat and like being on it.


6 posted on 06/05/2012 7:08:03 AM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: C19fan

I have reservations about the mayor of a huge city like New York who has nothing better to do than sit around and think up stuff like this.

Doesn’t he have a job description? Isn’t there a better way he could spend his time? Is NYC such a utopia that the only problem it has is soda that comes in too large cups?

Gee—they have almost reached Utopia up there, it looks like..........


7 posted on 06/05/2012 7:09:59 AM PDT by basil
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To: C19fan

It’s really weird how New Yawkers demand “choice” when it comes to murdering babies but still want politicians to tell them what size of a soda cup they can drink out of. What a freak show.


8 posted on 06/05/2012 7:14:42 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Free Stuff or Freedom! You Decide 2012.)
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To: C19fan

If it involves “liberals”, it is the second, as well.

Most libs I talk to have joined “the club” for the sole reason of feeling superior to others.


9 posted on 06/05/2012 7:20:17 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: apillar
Now that's scary! In a sane society it should be 90/10. Of course this being New York you would probably get a similar result if you asked "Should members of the Tea Party be sent to reeducation camps until they profess their love for Obama?"

....and yet 54% of Americans voted for Zer0. The insanity is NOT limited to New York.

10 posted on 06/05/2012 7:21:53 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: FlingWingFlyer

The liberals believe in pro-choice positions on abortion, or anything relating to sex behavior of any kind.

But the liberals are against free choices in life for just about anything else. Liberals oppose choice for schools, for example. They oppose choice for smokers. They depend heavily on cigarette taxes paid by smokers, but that’s another story. They oppose choice of paper or plastic bags, and choices in light bulbs.

And now we see that, to be a good liberal, you have to support limits on soda sizes.

Liberals are in your face about sexual issues, saying that government and society have no right to say anything about anyone’s personal behavior. But on other issues, the liberal view is that government should have paramount control over people, and NOT allow people to make choices about their own lives.

Maybe we’ll see backlash. Even liberal comedian Jon Stewart made fun of Mayor Bloomberg on the soda issue.


11 posted on 06/05/2012 7:25:51 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: C19fan

Many of the obese people I know don’t even drink soda, let alone the watered-downed fountain crap, that is mostly ice. I doubt it’s the soda making Americans fat, but a combination of all the wrong foods. I’m not a nutritionist by a long shot, but reckon there is more sugar in a 12 oz. can of soda, than a 32 oz. cup of water. Just because 7 Eleven quits selling them, doesn’t mean people will quit drinking large drinks, even if it’s Koolade, lemonade, or any drink containing gobs of sugar.


12 posted on 06/05/2012 7:26:09 AM PDT by Jaidyn
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To: C19fan

NY voted for this ass clown. This is what they wanted.


13 posted on 06/05/2012 7:26:54 AM PDT by BO Stinkss
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To: BO Stinkss

I’m happy to see Mayor Bloomie acknowledge that New Yorkers are not smart enough to make simple decisions about their eating habits.

Now maybe we can get him to acknowledge that they shouldn’t be allowed to vote in Federal elections.


14 posted on 06/05/2012 7:31:15 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Roccus

....and yet 54% of VOTING Americans, most who should not be voting, voted for Zer0. The insanity is NOT limited to New York

corrected for you. :)


15 posted on 06/05/2012 7:35:00 AM PDT by i_robot73
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To: shelterguy

Its called the city health department.

Their power used to be limited to things like checking if the kitchen in a restaurant was clean, that frozen things were not left out, etc.

I guess they need more revenue so suddenly “Public Health” means not just taking bribes to pretend things are clean but telling businesses what legal foods they can sell and in what quantities.


16 posted on 06/05/2012 7:35:00 AM PDT by The Free Engineer
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To: FlingWingFlyer

“What a freak show.”

You’re right; I’m less than 10 miles west of NYC, and haven’t been there in almost 10 years. While NJ is liberal, NYc brings a whole new definition to the term. No bladderbuster sodas, but de-criminalize marijuana. The permissiveness as it relates to deviance is disgusting.


17 posted on 06/05/2012 7:39:57 AM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: Jaidyn
I have noticed that fat people don't go back for many pop/soda refills, presumably because they are too lazy to walk and are too engrossed in the food. Thin people, however, go for frequent refills. The emphasis on soda/pop is entirely wrong and typical of liberal well-intention but disastrous implementation.
18 posted on 06/05/2012 7:53:18 AM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture TM)
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To: Dilbert San Diego

You got it. I tell my lib acquaintances (can’t consider them friends anymore) that they don’t want the government in their bedrooms, but don’t mind the government in every other room of their house, or car, or workplace. You don’t even mind being told what you can or cannot say I tell them.

Then I leave off with my tagline.


19 posted on 06/05/2012 8:28:15 AM PDT by A'elian' nation (Political correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred. Jacques Barzun)
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To: steve86
I have noticed that fat people don't go back for many pop/soda refills, presumably because they are too lazy to walk and are too engrossed in the food. Thin people, however, go for frequent refills. The emphasis on soda/pop is entirely wrong and typical of liberal well-intention but disastrous implementation

Good observation! Also, have you noticed that obese people will order a mountain of food, and then, have a diet drink? Bloomberg didn't think this out. For him, it was an easy, authoritarian response that has little or no bearing on why people are obese.

20 posted on 06/05/2012 8:46:39 AM PDT by Jaidyn
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To: nascarnation
Nice of you to tell other Americans what there rights are. If a lib tells a Tea party member that he shouldn't vote, then he is a commie and a fascist. But it's ok for you to do that, and decide who can and cannot vote. I am tired of the constant NY bashing in here. Not every one in NYC voted for this clown. He spent over 100 million to get reelected and to over turn the term limit laws. And he barely squealed buy to win. If it wasn't for the low life's on the city council who think that they by Divine right should be permanent member's of the council, we would have had Freddy Ferrer as Mayor. A lib to be sure, but not a delusional one like Bloomie, who thinks that he needs to set a Legacy as the New LaGuardia. I don't like this clown and the only ones who really support him are Manhattan “Elites” and minorities that vote Dem no matter what. So flame away, I am sure where you are from that every one votes the way you approve of.
21 posted on 06/05/2012 8:59:41 AM PDT by JimC214
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To: JimC214
But it's ok for you to do that, and decide who can and cannot vote.

Thank You.

from JS Mill Representative Government (Personally I would have a few more restrictions, but that establishes a base.)
22 posted on 06/05/2012 9:46:00 AM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Gott mit Mitt, Mitt mit uns)
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To: C19fan

I wonder how the 42% would like it if large pizzas, hoagies, or chili dogs were banned...because those are going to be next but that is beyond their pea-brains to see it.


23 posted on 06/05/2012 12:06:03 PM PDT by mikey_hates_everything
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To: C19fan

New York deserves Mayor Bloomberg! Let them live together in peace (or war) or whatever..I don’t really care as long as he isn’t exported to the rest of the nation!


24 posted on 06/05/2012 12:28:08 PM PDT by JSDude1
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To: JimC214

My post was {obviously} humor/sarcasm.

Sometimes on FR folks are so rabid they miss that.

As for NYC, if you want to live there, awesome.

There are a good number of FReepers who live in places like NY, Ill, and Cali and love to come on here and complain. God bless ‘em all.


25 posted on 06/05/2012 1:11:14 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: C19fan
Government at all levels is too powerful, growing, too large etc. Democrats are statists/socialists.Government is doing or trying to do 1000's of things at all level, millions of pages of laws and regulations etc. the constitution never intended this. some thing has to change.They violated the constitution. but how do we rite a new one to stop them from violating it again?

I propose a new Constitution.

1. the only powers that government at all levels have is those listed in the Constitution. make a list of 5 or so only local police, courts, private property rights and that's it.Any government official attempting to ban sodas, or give Amnesty to illegals, or to create things like the EPA, IRS , government schools etc. Shall be automatically violating the law and so committing a crime and shall be automatically under arrest.

2. However allow more government against foreigners:Army , against illegals, against china. Let these nanny staters tax and regulate China, illegals , foreign armies, China products etc. or stop them. 3. Domestic government should be only just watchers of politicians and government not watchers over us and domestic businesses as is the case. Of course they should also watch over foreigners like illegals, China, OPEC , the UN. by watchers I mean things like the Army, customs , border patrol.

26 posted on 06/21/2012 9:14:20 AM PDT by rurgan (Sunset all laws at 4 years.China is destroying U.S. ability to manufacture,makes everything)
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