[POLL] Bye-Bye Super Size: NYC Plans Ban on Big Sodas

What's your take on Bloomberg's plan to rid the Big Apple of large sugary beverages?

Big Apple, small soda?

Pint-sized pops in Park Slope?

If New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has his way, that's what's coming next to your favorite five-borough restaurant, movie theater or street vendor.

The mayor plans to eliminate the sale of sugary drinks larger than 16 fluid ounces in each of those places in an "ambitious" effort to combat obesity, The New York Times reported today.

“New York City is not about wringing your hands; it’s about doing something,” Bloomberg told the paper. 

Exemptions, such as for diet drinks and sales in supermarkets, are expected to be part of the new law, eyed for spring 2013, according to the Times.

It would mark the first such ban in the country, but follows the mayor's successful efforts to ban trans fats and curb public smoking.

The New York City Beverage Association is certainly not thrilled.

So nanny-state-gone-mad or nice job Bloomie?

Theresa June 02, 2012 at 12:16 AM
Where do you buy your chicken? from the Colonel?
Aidan June 03, 2012 at 02:07 PM
There's not a soul with a brain who thinks Bloomberg's a republican. Not one.
Patricia June 04, 2012 at 03:39 PM
A closet Dem / Liberal? I am pretty certain that liberals do not want government making personal decisions for them...however if you are a republican / conservative, I can see how you would be embarrassed by this Bloomberg decision. Republicans do impose their righteous ideas on people when it works for them.
Walden Macnair June 04, 2012 at 05:11 PM
What the food cost is irrelevant. The question is, does the government have the right to limit portion size? The answer should be, no. You can walk into a restaurant and order a dozen fried chicken wings, a main course of steak, french fried potatoes, macaroni and cheese, bread and butter and a slice of cake bigger than your head for desert and then wash it down with three beers but, if you choose to drink a 20 oz bottle of coke, you're breaking the law! Come on Mayor, you've really jumped the shark on this one.
Francis T McVetty June 04, 2012 at 08:56 PM
Those righteous ideas do work for most of us. It is only the godless creatures that really complain. Doing the RIGHT thing is always the way to do things. Taking money from others and giving that money to others is wrong. From those who have to those who don't. Didn't work for the USSR and it won't work here. The government has and will continue to control your lives with its every action if we don't put an end to them doing it. This is a republic, not a socialist state!!! With the likes of people like Barrack Obama that is what we have to look forward to. He has been raised as a socialist. Any question about that can be answered by not only his actions but the people he hangs around with. It is time for our country and its citizens to be self reliant and NOT dependent on the government. It has worked all along until a few years ago. When in our history has there ever been 50% of the population being dependent on the government? We are becoming like Europe, just as the president wanted. If he wants to live like a European, then when he is defeated in November, he can move to Europe. I'm sure they will receive him with open arms.


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