Yup that’s exactly what I was thinking when I saw the proposed banning of Sodas that are bigger than 16 ounces, Prohibition.
Except soda isn’t illegal, and there isn’t some huge criminal underworld peddling home made sodas and banking millions in untaxed dollars.
I get it though man, Prohibition is great word that will forever live in history and serve as reminder that the government screwed up by making something illegal that shouldn’t have been.
It’s not the same as putting a cap on how large a cup of Soda can be from a Fast Food spot though. Is this really going to disrupt your life?
Bloomberg, who was the one that told New Yorkers where they can and can not smoke cigarettes, as well as waging a war on trans fats (applaud him for that one), has decided to go after those ridiculously large sodas you usually find at 7/11 and other Fast Food places.
I really don’t think anyone has a problem with banning of those
(poison) big sodas, America is the fattest country in the world and should definitely be consuming less sugar.
I think it’s the way it’s being done, people don’t like being told they can’t do something and Bloomberg has never been one for finesse and subtlety.
In response to the Mayor’s proposed ban on soda servings over 16 oz., Mountain Dew and New York Art Department put together a public art/advertising campaign called PROHIBITION: NEW YORK CITY, which features a fictional 17 ounce can of Mountain Dew as a kind of subtle protest.
I’m sure your gonna start seeing these everywhere in the City.
So do you care?