Skip to comments.Majority Of New Yorkers Fall Flat On Support Of Large Soda Ban
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.
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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.
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?"
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.
If it involves NYers it is the 2nd.
“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.
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..........
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.
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.
....and yet 54% of Americans voted for Zer0. The insanity is NOT limited to New York.
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.
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.
NY voted for this ass clown. This is what they wanted.
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.
....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. :)
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.
“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.
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.
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.