Most of us see why Mayor Bloomberg wants to ban supersized sugary drinks, but the issue is Who makes that decision (if not the seller of the product)? and What’s next? Mark Roberts weighs in:
I’m all in favor of Americans (including me) cutting down on calories, especially empty ones. But I’m not all in favor of the government mandating such things. I wonder what will come next? Surely there are other unhealthy foods that Mayor Bloomberg and his pals can ban. How about overly sugary donuts? Or what about candy? Or what about cotton candy at Coney Island? Or how about the use of half and half in coffee drinks? Or oversized bagels? Or pizza with too much cheese? Or movie popcorn with butter? Or . . . ?
Let’s have some fun with this one: What would you ban from sales if you could?
I begin with this: pendulum putters, gas guzzling engines, brussel sprouts, phones that ring on trains or airplanes, Notre Dame football games on Saturdays, Duke basketball games all week long, and … drumroll… cheesehead hats for Green Bay Packer fans.