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Michelle Obama backs the proposed ban in NYC on large-sized soda drinks before issuing a...

Michelle Obama backs the proposed ban in NYC on large-sized soda drinks before issuing a statement later on detailing that she didn't quite mean to enter the debate. At this point the uproar in the Big Apple has taken much of the steam out of any move to adopt any federal framework to limit soda sales, helping analysts keep forecasts in place for a beverage industry powered by the American consumer who drinks a whopping 43.5 gallons of soda a year on average.
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  • Tack
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    Following the logic of these twisted do-gooders, in the future you won't even need a menu. Your food will be selected for you and jammed down your throat by a Government official.
    6 Jun 2012, 08:52 AM Reply Like
  • COS911
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    Soylent Green is people!
    6 Jun 2012, 09:32 AM Reply Like
  • The Delivery Guy
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    They've already been doing that for school kids that bring in lunches from home... and they view all of us as little kids incapable of making decisions for ourselves...

     

    I fully plan on dumping crates of soda into Lake Michigan if they try to ban or tax it here...
    6 Jun 2012, 01:42 PM Reply Like
  • davidbdc
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    A government official earning twice what anyone in the private sector would pay them, with a retirement plan worth three times what they would earn in the private sector, with health care benefits worth four times what they would be able to earn in the private sector.

     

    All paid for by your children and grandchildren - who will be shepharded through life by the big brother nanny state!
    6 Jun 2012, 02:13 PM Reply Like
  • The Delivery Guy
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    three times for a retirement plan?

     

    Average Private Sector worker has $174K in assets at 65.

     

    My father a retired mid-level Federal Law Enforcement Officer (whose pension was suspended for the last few peak earning years) get $80K per year or the equivalent of $2.7 Million (4% discount rate) to $5.3 Million (10 year bond rate a little while back).
    13 Jun 2012, 11:17 AM Reply Like
  • jhooper
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    Rats. I was hoping to take a large position in makers of smaller containers. Perhaps Bloomberg has already done this, hence the idea of a ban. It would be a way to make money when the smaller container manufacturers wind up selling twice as much, since people will just wind up buying two of everything.
    6 Jun 2012, 08:57 AM Reply Like
  • lafano
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    This is clearly a priority for New York City...lol...Bloomberg is truly tackling the tough issues to lower taxes, increase jobs, and stop the exodus of high earners from the city...lol...how about banning burgers, blt's, etc...lol...what a fool...
    6 Jun 2012, 08:58 AM Reply Like
  • oriented
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    Are they saying that the American people in NYC are too stupid, too irresponsible to make their own disciplined decision about what, how much and when to (eat and) drink and need the government to dictate what they should and should not buy (eat and drink)?
    6 Jun 2012, 08:58 AM Reply Like
  • davidbdc
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    They are saying that the "elites" in government (the majority of whom have never accomplished anything in life) can make better decisions for people than the people themselves can make. Arrogance pure and simple.
    6 Jun 2012, 02:17 PM Reply Like
  • Windwood Trader
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    The marketing tactics directed at kids is what the outrage is all about. "You want to upsize that- You really do!"
    I'm not obese- I'm American!
    6 Jun 2012, 09:00 AM Reply Like
  • The Delivery Guy
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    Its called replying "no"... try it sometime.
    13 Jun 2012, 11:10 AM Reply Like
  • Mercury245
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    No more big gulps?! These politicians need to worry about what is important. Whether or not I want to drink a liter of cola should be a personal decision. At this point, politicians might as well handcuff us to treadmills every day and force us to watch Micheal Moore movies.
    6 Jun 2012, 09:04 AM Reply Like
  • The Delivery Guy
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    Be sure to do it under GE approved $60 high efficiency lighting.
    6 Jun 2012, 01:43 PM Reply Like
  • davidbdc
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    Just be aware that the rules only apply to "the people", the elites will have different rules.... which will exempt Michael and his friends - who will be drinking cases of the very soda your prohibitted from having.

     

    USSR Communist Party membership anyone???
    6 Jun 2012, 02:20 PM Reply Like
  • sean.parmelee
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    I think handcuffing Michael Moore to a treadmill is worth considering, too.
    8 Jun 2012, 04:41 PM Reply Like
  • Tony Petroski
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    The left has had their fun for a very long time. What they don't approve of, they regulate out of existence. When the tables are turned they hit us with "you can't legislate morality."

     

    Now it's our turn. Go ahead and ban large cups of pop. Try to enforce it. Meantime, I propose a ban on gaudy eye makeup. What a waste in a world of want! Or at least limit Michele's annual consumption to 3 gallons.
    6 Jun 2012, 09:10 AM Reply Like
  • lafano
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    Why isn't Michael Moore screaming? Perhaps he'll make another foolish documentary on this all important topic.
    6 Jun 2012, 09:17 AM Reply Like
  • DeepValueLover
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    Dear Madam First Lady and Honorable Mayor:

     

    With all due respect, stay the f--k out of my eating habits.

     

    Thank you.

     

    Signed,
    America
    6 Jun 2012, 09:21 AM Reply Like
  • The Delivery Guy
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    Now now now Deep Value Lover...

     

    Use a adjuective or adverb before your profanity to show you've gotten an education, and to add emphasis.

     

    I'd go with HOLY F--K.
    6 Jun 2012, 01:45 PM Reply Like
  • Terry330
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    When will the extreme right come up with there taxes to support all disabled Americans who follow the GOP lifestyle.
    6 Jun 2012, 09:23 AM Reply Like
  • Joseph Poma
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    When will the extreme left stop throwing money at services that do an injustice to society by teaching and promoting laziness?
    6 Jun 2012, 10:20 AM Reply Like
  • lafano
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    In all due respect, you are totally "irrelevant" and make zero sense to the subject matter...lol...
    6 Jun 2012, 10:33 AM Reply Like
  • Ginny
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    What you drink and how much is none of the government's business.
    6 Jun 2012, 09:29 AM Reply Like
  • Terry330
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    If GOP policies sends you to hospital, then GOP should pay, its not your fault you weight 358 pounds.
    6 Jun 2012, 10:56 AM Reply Like
  • The Delivery Guy
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    That's the point TERRY, no one should tell you how much of something you can or cannot eat, and no one else other than YOU should pay your healthcare. Its called individual responsiblity... and concept Democrats can't master I know.

     

    Both for those of us that can, get out of our lives and get out of our wallets...
    13 Jun 2012, 11:09 AM Reply Like
  • bukdow
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    Anyone who annually drinks 43.5 gallons of acidified sugar water should be assessed a stupid tax that could be used to offset the expense of their diabetes treatment.
    6 Jun 2012, 09:40 AM Reply Like
  • The Delivery Guy
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    I've been arguing for a liberal tax for years...
    6 Jun 2012, 01:46 PM Reply Like
  • sunsetdeb
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    Folks will just order two drinks instead and increase sales overall.
    6 Jun 2012, 09:47 AM Reply Like
  • jhooper
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    Its a tax designed to transfer wealth to drink mfgs. Bloomberg probably has an interest here that will benefit him or someone that funds his campaigns.
    6 Jun 2012, 09:51 AM Reply Like
  • jlbrown
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    LOL:-) The Skeleton and The Whale - two would-be dictators so frustrated they've decided they can at least be food Nazis. Wrong. Try another gig and stay out of our private lives.
    6 Jun 2012, 12:29 PM Reply Like
  • Josh ODonnell
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    I could never finish a Big Gulp...That drink is massive. Anyways...who the hell is the govt. to tell us what to do with how we consume soda?
    Oh wait...You all didn't think we were living in a democracy did you?
    6 Jun 2012, 05:56 PM Reply Like
  • LonW
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    Michelle Obama can do what she wants, what the hell do care what she is backing. Michelle Obama could lose a few pounds and has no business taking about losing wieght.
    12 Jun 2012, 10:05 AM Reply Like
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