I wanted to get everyones thoughts on Bloombergs recent attempt to ban soft drinks over 20oz in many aspects of NYC dining - which was struck down by a judge today.
My girlfriend and I differ as much as can be on this issue:
She says: It's just soda. If people don't like it they can live somewhere else, right?
I say: Since when is it the governments job to tell me I can't have 21 ounces of soda if I want it? Why should the government have any kind of role in that? What's next, I can't have cheese on a burger because cheese makes the burger extra fattening? It's not the soda that upsets me it's the principal. Where does it end? Whatever happened to personal accountability? Why should someone who doesn't practice self control be allowed to ruin it for the majority of people who do?
Edit: Found this in a CNN artcile. Basically sums up my thoughts "...an illegal overreach that would infringe upon consumers' personal liberty."
What do you guys think?
Edited by gardenstatepkwy, 11 March 2013 - 03:51 PM.