Bloomberg's Coked-Out Nanny State

If New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg gets his way, soon you'll have to buy your Coca-Cola from a guy in an alley. The self-appointed chief of the food police has proposed a citywide ban on the sale of any cup or bottle of sweetened beverages larger than 16 ounces, including soda, coffee, energy drinks, and iced tea.  New York's restaurants, theaters, and street vendors would have to abide by the ban, which also would extend to sports arenas, ballparks, and even fast food franchises. In the press conference announcing the move, Bloomberg rejected the idea that this would annoy people or store owners. "Your argument, I guess, could be that it's a little less convenient to have to carry two 16-ounce drinks to your seat in the movie theater rather than one 32 ounce," Bloomberg said. "I don't think you can make the case that we're taking things away." There are a few carve-outs.  You can still get a large fruit juice, even though many juices are full of sugar more than sodas...(Read Full Article)