New York City’s self-appointed nanny, Michael Bloomberg, has become a national laughingstock — deservedly so — for proposing a ban on large sugary drinks. But at the root of the controversy is a lesson in the dangers of government-run health care.
Sure, it’s fun to mock the arbitrary nature of the mayor’s proposed rules. For instance, the regulations would ban coffee with sugar above 16 ounces but allow a sugary cappuccino or latte of any size so long as it’s 51 percent milk. The rules don’t allow consumers to purchase a Big Gulp, but they permit them to have as many free refills as they want.
Bloomberg almost seemed to engage in self-parody when he mused on Twitter this week, “Is purchasing two 16 oz sodas too much of an inconvenience to help reverse a national health catastrophe?”
OK, I get it, it’s like the “green energy fairy” telling us how to eat.
You get it? Here is a picture to help you focus. If it looks a little like the movie 1984, can’t help you there.
Seen the movie yet “Green Submarine”???