Apparently NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg thinks super size sugary sodas are putting the “big” in residents of The Big Apple and has introduced a resolution to ban them from being sold in certain restaurants and entertainment venues.
I guess the ongoing issues of education, unemployment, over-crowded emergency rooms, homelessness, crime and aging infrastructure of the city aren’t enough to keep him busy.
Ironically, it was Mayor Bloomberg who got an amendment passed in 2008 to super size his term in office.
The trans fat ban victory wasn’t enough. Now, it’s time to invade sugar.
Say it isn’t so.
Obviously, she’s never experienced an orgasm from eating a giant size KitKat.
I’m thinking that a basket full of veggies isn’t going to bring in the same amount of coin as the giant size candy bars in future school fundraising campaigns.
I love that she has reintroduced gardening as a hobby and as a low-cost source of healthy food.
However, I draw the line at replacing plus size clothing departments with greenhouses. You can’t wear broccoli.
Perhaps my favorite ban was when McDonald’s reduced the amount of french fries and eliminated caramel sauce from Happy Meals due to pressure from the government and some fun-mufflers that wanted to ban toys.
The hot, salty, crunchy yet soft, delicious french fries are the reason most people go to McDonald’s. And the caramel sauce, that’s half the fun of ordering the apple slices.
Last time I read the constitution, I don’t remember reading any verbiage like, “thou shall dictate what Americans put in their bellies.”
Wouldn’t that be a better use of the government’s time and energy?
Give us some credit. Give parents a break. Super size government needs to get a super size hobby, super quick.
© 2012 Terri Spilman