A Nurse With Attitude

Where Dark Cynical Humor, Nursing Issues, and Politics Seem to Merge

Soda Regulation?

  First they came for cigarettes, but I don’t smoke …so I said nothing.

You didn’t really think your great leaders would stop there, did you? They want to help you help yourself.  In the name of  “war on obesity”  they are working harder than ever.

New York City plans to enact a far-reaching ban on the sale of large sodas and other sugary drinks at restaurants, movie theaters and street carts, in the most ambitious effort yet by the Bloomberg administration to combat rising obesity.

The proposed ban would affect virtually the entire menu of popular sugary drinks found in delis, fast-food franchises and even sports arenas, from energy drinks to pre-sweetened iced teas. The sale of any cup or bottle of sweetened drink larger than 16 fluid ounces — about the size of a medium coffee, and smaller than a common soda bottle — would be prohibited under the first-in-the-nation plan, which could take effect as soon as next March.

On a similar note, you local congressman  is in the process of voting on bill to tax fatty foods!  They want to tax McDonalds, Burger King and all fast food establishments for causing harm to our bodies!. My first question is, “why don’t they have the spine to tax the guys that actually prevent proper exercise, like Microsoft, Dell Computers, Sony Playstation, and X-Box.  Then I thought about it and came to my senses… hey what the heck are they doing?  Why don’t they leave us the heck alone?  Why don’t they just encourage a little “personal responsibility.”  Lets say, charge everyone a little more for their health care if they can’t maintain a normal BMI?  Throw it back on them… for crying out loud, everyone cannot be a victim.  If you want to eat, drink and be fat, it’s OK, but you will pay. Why punish everyone for a few people who can’t  maintain the will power to push away from the table and exercise a little?

You know something about the people in Washington…

They will never stop. You know that, right?

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