On March 12, the boom comes down on demonized “sugary drinks” in Michael Bloomberg’s authoritarian dystopia. Servings larger than 16 ounces will be forbidden.
Among the implications, inmates of NYC will need to pay higher per unit prices for smaller bottles.
Typically, a pizzeria charges $3 for a 2-liter bottle of Coke. But under the ban, customers would have to buy six 12-ounce cans at a total cost of $7.50 to get an equivalent amount of soda.
This also makes for more trash. But Bloomberg will make up for this by banning Styrofoam.
Families will get pinched at kid-friendly party places, which will have to chuck their plastic pitchers because most hold 60 ounces — even though such containers are clearly intended for more than one person. …
If you get bottle service at a city nightclub or restaurant, you cannot also get a carafe of cranberry juice… Tonic water and other beverages are also limited, even though they are only used as mixers.
The point? Tyranny for the sake of tyranny. Americans may still have enough character to fight for our right to bear arms, but who is going to rebel over a bottle of Coke to go with a pizza? The idea is to incrementally erode liberty until we come to accept creeps like Bloomberg micromanaging every conceivable aspect of our lives.
Bloomberg’s soda smackdown follows his attacks on salt, sugar, trans fat, smoking and even baby formula.
Note that these endless petty infringements on our freedom are always justified by their supposed health benefits. ObamaCare paves the way for their application nationally.
On a tip from Wiggins.