This story is amusing. NYC mayor Michael Bloomberg proposed a stupid new law. It should be illegal to sell a large soda.
The offensive part is that some people are saying “Maybe that’s a good idea! People should drink less sugary drinks!” rather than “WTF? It’s none of the government’s business, what size soda I want to buy.”
There’s another recent stupid law. It’s the “trans-fat ban”. That law makes it illegal to sell fresh cake that includes “trans fats”.
What’s the loophole? Pre-packaged cakes are not subject to the ban! That’s an obvious corporate welfare law. If a cake is pre-packed (i.e. made by a large corporation), it’s allowed to use trans-fats. If it’s a fresh cake in a bakery, they aren’t allowed to use trans fats. The “trans fat ban” is a corporate welfare law.
The large soda ban is a stupid law. It is offensive that people discuss this law without saying “WTF? It’s none of the government’s business.”