Nanny Bloomberg Stumbles onto Something

Bloomberg can try to sugarcoat this all he wants but NYC's proposed ban on the sale of large soda drinks over 16 oz, which is supposed to save people from their own destructive impulses, is yet another example of the ever growing nanny-state.  Obviously confused as to which country he lives in, Mayor Bloomberg says: "We're not taking away anybody's right to do things, we're simply forcing you to understand that you have to make the conscious decision to go from one cup to another cup."  Aside from the lost freedoms involved, this should make the trash collectors union happy.  While Bloomberg and the government have absolutely no business "forcing" people to do such things, the Mayor actually inadvertently makes the case for why we need "forced" limited government. When questioned about his nanny-state intrusion Bloomberg stated:  "The idea here is, you tend to eat all the food in the container in front of you," Bloomberg said on MSNBC Thursday afternoon. "If it's...(Read Full Post)