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May 31st, 2012
02:35 PM ET

NYC plans to ban large sugary drinks

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg wants to ban large sodas and sugary drinks.

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  1. KC

    It's not ok to drink 20 ounces of Coke, but I can sure as hell drink 20 ounces of beer!!! As if alcoholic drinks don't make you fat!

    May 31, 2012 at 5:00 pm |
  2. Doc Daytona

    Shame on you for wasting your broadcast time on the absurdity of banning beverages containing sugar by limiting intake purchase quantity proposed by the double digit I Q politico who thinks that this is a rational step is averting obesity ! Before you take away consumer rights and free trade of products for all citizens, might you entertain posting signs in all establishments that simply say ' no overweight / obese customers allowed ' – – – if you entertain a bar/ ban on certain libations or food, that has no relevant bearing on the FDA findings to support the ban, then you are guilty of discriminating against the population that does not fall into the ' obese' category, and you limit existance of companies manufacturing and selling these products. Your panel this morning needs to apologize to the representative from Coca-Cola as you were out of your realm with your illiterate Q & A during your broadcast. Your broadcast today diminishes the integrity of your viewers. Maybe you should stick to reporting the weather – as it either is or is not raining – and your stupidity on consumer consumption matters would not be so evident.

    June 1, 2012 at 8:03 am |
  3. randy

    i think sugary drinks shouldn't be banned, is it the mayors choice what we drink, no its our choice what we spend our money on. i live in new jersey, and i know if this gets passed, it will come to new jersey so i am against it

    June 1, 2012 at 11:06 am |
  4. IanA1

    It's a dumb proposal, but as usual, this is about runaway insurance rates.
    The US healthcare is the most expensive system on earth with some of the poorest results and quality per dollar in the first world. It rises on average at 4% a year (thus becoming increasingly unaffordable for all but the rich, since 90% of wages don't rise at anything close to that). Since everyone's insurance is raised by others making poor health decisions, this is a way to try to curb rate increases a little. Since the USA has the highest rate of chronic disease in the first world (other than Australia), this is an attempt to lower all of the self-induced diabetes, heart attacks, etc.

    The thing is, it wont work. The costs will continue to rise, and nothing is going to stop that at this point. Besides, everyone who wants it will just buy two 16 ounce sodas if they want, vs. one really big banned one.

    June 1, 2012 at 12:23 pm |
  5. John T

    in all I personally hear on the news today is, how much can we get from the laws that we pass to make tax money! next thing I hear is about tobacco companies, East Coast had been put out of business by our government farms are now grape growers for wine, farms used to grow a lot of groceries and food for the people of the United States and the world. It seems they want o put people out of work so they can raise tax money revenue for what? When I was in the 6 grade, my teacher said. In the future we would have to pay for water, I did not believe her then because water was free to drink but now water is more expensive than gasoline. It's all about money, money, money and more money. What happens when the money runs out? Will the politicians go to a different country?

    June 1, 2012 at 5:11 pm |
  6. Jonj W

    I thought this was a free country. If they outlaw soda, what will be next? Who gets to decide?

    June 6, 2012 at 1:32 am |

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