Bloomberg Vs. Soda

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.”

2 Responses to Bloomberg Vs. Soda

  1. The fat asses will just order 2 16 oz. sodas and drink them both at the same time. Are they going to enforce “one soda per customer per visit”? Good luck with that.

  2. Anonymous Coward June 5, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    The government should use education to suggest to people not to drink large sodas. Yet another another law to a huge mass of laws. So many laws, nobody understands the law and understanding the law requires huge libraries, cd-roms, computer searches, a huge search of previous case law and very expensive lawyers.

    By the way FSK, have you heard of the hot pasty tax in the United Kingdom?

    If you buy hot food, you now have to pay 20% Value Added Tax. If you purchase a hot chicken for a supermarket or a hot pastie, it now have 20% tax on it.

    There was an outcry and now the interpretation has been changed. If a Cornish Pastie is cooling down after being taken out from an oven it has no tax, but it is warmed above ambient temperate it now has 20% tax.

    So you can sell two pasties at the same temperature and one will have tax and one won’t. A hot pastie just taken out of a oven has no tax. A hot pastie kept warm has tax.

    It is completely stupid.

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