Skip to comments.Nanny State: De Blasio to Resurrect Attempt at NYC Big Soda Ban
Posted on 05/04/2014 4:10:49 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Hide your Big Gulps again, New York.
Mayor Bill de Blasio announced this week his administration will pick up where former Mayor Michael Bloomberg left off and will continue the battle to ban sodas larger than 16 ounces. The city will appeal a state court ruling that pulled the plug on the ban last year.
City lawyers will argue the case at the Court of Appeals on June 4, the New York Daily News reported this week.
Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg got plenty of headlines in 2012 when he declared war on Big Gulps and other large sugary drinks.
The much discussed ban on sodas over 16 ounces was an edict issued by the city's Health Department and never got approval from city council. A state judge in March 2013 blocked the ban and said Bloomberg overstepped his authority in issuing it without the city council's consent.
De Blasio and Bloomberg have not seen eye to eye on everything, but the new boss is the same as the old boss when it comes to regulating away that special kind of joy that can only be found at the bottom of a half-gallon of Coca-Cola.
In fact, de Blasio seems determined to keep up New York City's reputation as one of the biggest nanny states in the nation. (It's a city, not a state, of course, but stick with the metaphor, OK?)
He wants a ban on electronic cigarettes, building on Bloomberg's long campaign to make it illegal to smoke traditional cigarettes just about anywhere inside the city limits.
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New York City: the black hole of personal freedom.
Nanny State PING!
You elected him New York,embrace the suck.
“City lawyers will argue the case at the Court of Appeals on June 4, the New York Daily News reported this week. “
So the people of NYC will have to foot the bills for the lawyers trying take away some of their personal freedoms.
You can have your “plan B” pill at age 12, just don’t wash it down with a big soda, or smoke a cig after having sex...
I smell a rat in this Rat's story.
I believe that Comrade Bill hasn't been getting...well,you know...for so long that it's made him bitter,anxious and angry.And now he has a dog to kick in his frustration,New York City's populous and business community.
Just leave people alone. This is not the governments business.
Ironically, Bloomberg’s soda ban exempts Big Gulps.
Yup and they have no problem with it for the most part. Just spent a few days in Jersey and then Franklin square out on LI, never went into Manhattan, still spent almost 100$ in tolls in just a few days going AROUND the damn city. My wife says it’s the city where everything’s at your fingertips but you can’t do anything.
The absolute best thing that could ever happen to New York is for New Yorkers to be tormented by the statist government they so badly want. Only then might they learn to appreciate liberty anew.
“——— still spent almost 100$ in tolls in just a few days going AROUND the damn city.”
“...or smoke a cig after having sex...”
On the other hand, a joint is probably OK...
Can just imagine the NYC Police Vice Squad sitting in the squad room after busting large sugary soda drinkers, smokers, salt eaters, etc. “Well, I tasered 3 4th graders I caught outside PS 102”, “Caught a junior high kid smoking outside his family apartment, shot his 12 week old puppy ... that will learn him.” “Did the old baton tap dance on a young lady eating a salty pretzel in the mall.”
I did NOT vote for this commiecritter, but I will be suffering greatly from his idiotic machinations!
Whenever DeBlasio makes a public appearance, all present should throw Big Gulps at him.
Thanks for the ping!