Friday, December 19, 2008

Newsflash: NY Gov. Patterson Thinks He Can Legislate the Diet

You can't legislate to enforce morality. I'm not even sure passing laws against murder stops people from killing eachother.

So why the hell does the Democrat Governor of New York think that by taxing juice, he can make people eat healthy?

New York Gov. David Paterson is fighting obesity and budget deficits in a proposal for an 18 percent tax on soda and other sugary drinks containing less than 70 percent real fruit juice.

The plan is to raise 404 million bucks in the next year through this inane tax.

The governor is suddenly consumed with the health of his constituents, or is he actually facing a multi-billion dollar budget shortfall, and going after something people buy anyway.

H/T to BobG, who has an excellent blog of his own.


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