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Should government ban the sale of large-sized sugary drinks?

Yes 14% 59 votes
No 85% 358 votes
Total Votes: 417

Note: This is not a scientific poll.

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May 31, 2012
4:57 p.m.

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MDogsMom ( MDogsMom ) says...

People are going to drink what they want to. If they have to buy 2 to get the amount, they might end up drinking more than they would have originally.

May 31, 2012
7:30 p.m.

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Fritzdawg ( Fritzdawg ) says...

"MDogsMom:
People are going to drink what they want to. If they have to buy 2 to get the amount, they might end up drinking more than they would have originally."

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And add to the litter problem to boot, because they'll be buying more containers.

June 1, 2012
9:45 a.m.

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march84 ( march84 ) says...

Don't drink the stuff and certainly not the large sizes but everyone has a right to eat/drink what they like. Government should stay away from this stuff...don't they have better things to do like fixing roads/bridges???

June 1, 2012
9:58 a.m.

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Woodrow ( Woodrow ) says...

The people of NYC changed election rules so Mayor Bloomberg could serve an extra term. Look what they got. He is a lame duck, and started with banning transfats, and now the peoples' right to buy and sell larger than 16 oz. sugar-sweetened soft drinks.

Until people turn off their TVs and PCs and start walking and exercising, obesity will continue to be a problem no matter how much food and drink is banned. Meanwhile, our liberty and personal freedom is being boarded up by politicians like Bloomberg who believe government knows better than the "ignorant citizens".

June 1, 2012
1:41 p.m.

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rswanker ( rswanker ) says...

Yeah, this is a ridiculous idea.

June 1, 2012
7:10 p.m.

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airedale1950 ( airedale1950 ) says...

Too bad they can't legislate common sense...
I am so tired of looking at unappealing overweight people with no self respect...
and tragically their tragically matching offspring.

June 1, 2012
7:45 p.m.

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airedale1950 ( airedale1950 ) says...

ooops, my bad too many tragically(s) in there...

June 1, 2012
8:30 p.m.

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FrankLowe ( FrankLowe ) says...

Woodrow, your second paragraph says it all, and I second it

June 2, 2012
3:13 a.m.

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2RIGBY4 ( 2RIGBY4 ) says...

But yet we export all of our junk food ideas, McDon., KFC, Coke/Pepsi, etc. to foreign countries in hopes that they consume the large portions so we can get them like us. All for the capitalist $ gain to pay the stockholders and increase the bottom line, at the expense of ones health, especially the childrens. Kind of like here in the old USA.

June 2, 2012
10:48 a.m.

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Sparkys_Dad ( Sparkys_Dad ) says...

A friend mentioned that large sized drinks sweetened with aspartame are exempt from the ban. Does Bloomberg carry companies that manufacture artificial sweeteners (like Donald Rumsfeld's Searles Group) in his stock portfolio?

Check this out:
http://www.rense.com/general33/legal.htm...
Note the "Spring 1971" entry and wonder what's going on with this stuff.

Holes in the brains of mice??
I think many of us would rather stick with sugar.

June 2, 2012
4:09 p.m.

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J.D. ( J.D. ) says...

What's scary is 13% have said "yes". I guess they WANT to be told how to live their lives as they can't do it themselves.

I understand the impact obesity plays for the larger community, however, an innovative ad campaign would be much more effective and appropriate than legislation. Oh, but that would create jobs and empower people...scratch that...

June 3, 2012
7:06 a.m.

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cfield ( cfield ) says...

Education,or that what was lacking in our schools?
I believe our NYS education system is to blame for ridiculous laws such as these. Our children need to learn at very early age to stay away from soft drinks such as these and foods that are not healthy for us.Our schools also need to increase physical activity such as running and exercising.

June 3, 2012
9:22 a.m.

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ed186 ( ed186 ) says...

That is NOT what we elect people to do. When is BIG BROTHER and the NANNEY state going to get it! Get rid of them if they keep it up.

June 4, 2012
7:03 a.m.

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MN ( MN ) says...

cfield, the NYS educational system might be responsible for a lot of things, but personal habits are influenced by parents and general FAMILY BEHAVIOR as well!

June 4, 2012
12:39 p.m.

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tonijean613 ( tonijean613 ) says...

The purpose of government is to tax the things that we want to reduce or eliminate to increase social good,(smoking, alcohol, sugar, gasoline, coal/electricity, guns) and give tax incentives for things that will improve quality of life- (education, solar energy, organic food, home energy improvements, hiring those with a prison record). Its also called common sense. No need to ban anything.

June 5, 2012
1:29 p.m.

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jwilkin ( jwilkin ) says...

Gad, I hope beer isn't next!

 

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