A quick rant today and then I’m off to a mountain of work.
First they came for the salt. Then they came for the sodas. Now they’re coming for your tub of popcorn and milkshakes. What’s next? Bacon cheeseburgers. Chocolate croissants.
Mayor Mike and the New York City Board of Health are discussing various bans in an effort to curb obesity.
Now, I’m a fattie. I’ll admit it. I need to lose weight. But here’s the deal. I’ll do it my way because in my mind, I have the Liberty to do that.
To me the role of the Board of Health is to make sure there wasn’t a rat tap dancing on your bagel before you bought it. Not to tell me what I can and can’t eat. If I wanted someone else to tell me what to do and how to do it, my family would have never left Cuba.
How do you feel about these bans? Do they make sense to you or do you think the government is going just too far in thinking they know better than you do about what’s good for you?
Plus, did it ever occur to Mayor Mike that an extra-large soda with two straws is one way to save some dough in today’s economically challenged times?