Some See Nanny Bloomberg’s Soda Ban As Racist

It seems that another group thinks the big sugary drinks regulation is a Bad Idea

(WRAL)  Opponents of the city’s limit on the size of sugary drinks are raising questions of racial fairness alongside other complaints as the novel restriction faces a court test.

The NAACP’s New York state branch and the Hispanic Federation have joined beverage makers and sellers in trying to stop the rule from taking effect March 12. With a hearing set Wednesday, critics are attacking what they call an inconsistent and undemocratic regulation, while city officials and health experts defend it as a pioneering and proper move to fight obesity.

The issue is complex for the minority advocates, especially given obesity rates that are higher than average among blacks and Hispanics, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control. The groups say in court papers they’re concerned about the discrepancy, but the soda rule will unduly harm minority businesses and “freedom of choice in low-income communities.”

Nope, sorry, these groups tend to vote overwhelmingly for Democrats, like Bloomberg and Obama, who push these types of Big Government Nanny State policies. Now they can suffer the consequences of that support. Elections have consequences.

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Comment by Gumball_Brains Subscribed to comments via email
2013-01-23 16:01:35

ummmm… still not seeing how this is raaaacist. oh.. wait a minute. OHHHH.. Ok. now I do. Because anything over 32 ounces means “kill all minorities”. Right?

or. hmmm…
Does limiting REAL-sugar drinks to 32 ounces means white people secretly want to re-enact slavery? Oh, but then the other racial groups would be exempt on that one.

hmmm..
Oh, is it because it would force white people to sneak in to black areas causing whites to feel oppressed and thus racially offended?

Wait. I’m not sure I understand how “pioneering” and “fighting obesity” this is when someone can just buy TWO 31oz bottles, or THREE 16 oz drinks? Buy one get one free, maybe?

Aren’t liberal policies supposed to make sense? I mean, if the CONSENSUS of people want these rules enacted, then they must make sense, …. right?

 
Comment by john
2013-01-24 11:03:36

The cost to treat diabetes is over 100 billion per year. 175 billion if you count lost productivity. I think that we should work to reduce this cost. If that means no more 64oz Superbiggulps for kids, well LET THEM SUFFER THIRST I can think of some other better uses for those billions

 
Comment by Brian
2013-01-24 11:23:16

Committee To Get The Brits To
Trade Us Bermuda For Manhattan

(and we’ll throw in Brooklyn,
Queens, Bronx & Staten Island)

(and we’ll give them California)

 
Comment by Brian
2013-01-24 11:31:10

Committee To Get The Brits To
Trade Us Bermuda For Manhattan

(and we’ll throw in Brooklyn,
Queens, Bronx and California)

 
Comment by Brian
2013-01-24 14:06:52

And we’ll swap Chicago for the Falklands, too.

 

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