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NY tries to ban large soda sales- gotta hear from my fellow Grokkers!
It's not a ban on the drinks, per se, it's a ban on the large size drinks. Not saying it's a good thing to start banning something people should be able to make their own choice on, though. I mean, if people want to spend their money on a 44 oz drink when they could spend less on a 20 oz drink and fill up as needed, then they should be allowed to be stupid.
Bloomberg had some really great mayoral moments during his first 2 legitimate terms, but with this weird shady third term he snuck in, he's really ruining his legacy. Banning the trans-fats in restaurants in NYC, that I was ok with, even though I'd rarely to never eat fried foods anyway, but this soda cap seems pointless and just a cheap way for him to grab some headlines for being a mayor who really cares about the common folk while he's shuttling between NYC and his weekend home in the bahamas.
It is frustrating to see so much consumption of soda though. My god, people would save so much money and landfill space if they just drank water. I used to "hate" water. Now it's all I drink unless I need alcohol.
So, let's say I'm a food vendor and the gov't makes that rule. I can no longer sell a small soda for $1, and a large one for $1.50. Hmm, what to do? I will now sell a small soda for $1, and then sell two small ones for $1.75!
Female, age 51, 5' 9"
SW - 183 (Jan 22, 2012), CW - 159, GW - healthy.
Met my 2012 goals by losing 24 pounds.
2013 goals are to get fit and strong!