The above link is to a news article published yesterday by the New York Times where Mayor Bloomberg announced that he plans to propose a ban on sugary drinks over 16 ounces. The ban would effect restaurants, fast food, movie theaters, ball parks and and deli's. Thankfully the proposed ban does not attack the vending machine or the grocery store.
Per the article: "Obesity is a nationwide problem, and all over the United States, public health officials are wringing their hands saying, ‘Oh, this is terrible,’ ” Mr. Bloomberg said in an interview on Wednesday in the Governor’s Room at City Hall.
I don't think anyone will deny the fact that obesity is a nationwide issue but let's look at the root cause of obesity; laziness and over indulgence. Any medical person will tell you that if you eat too much and exercise very little you will gain weight. Parents are the real problem and in an effort to not hold people accountable, New York City is dictating to the public that they are too stupid, or lazy, to take care of themselves. While I understand that the "Occupiers" probably love this notion, unless of course it has to do with getting a job, of the Government telling them what to do, but if you enjoy your freedoms and relish the ability to make a choice then make your voice heard in opposition.