Kriss Marcacci- Bowles

It should not be up to government to tell us what to eat or drink... There are more important things for government to be doing that they aren't....

Christine Slotowski
Christine Slotowski

How is it that the government can take so much from us. The most important things like medical coverage. And now they think taking soda away from us is going to help, or even work. People are just going to buys more and store it for later use. why can't they uses the resources they have and stop trying to regulate what we drink or eat.

Fernando Antunez
Fernando Antunez

We are not childs any more and can decide by ourselves!

Deborah Wood
Deborah Wood

they need to worry about the violence against women and children in this country and they need to worry about drug problems and people without work these are the things that need to be addressed.

Mark McKennon
Mark McKennon

Children and adults alike are damaging or ruining their health because of the marketing propaganda pumped out by the beverage (and all junk food) manufacturers. The Pepsis and Cokes of the world gain de facto government support for the sale of their trash when that government abstains from weighing in on matters of mass market diet that has vast consequences. The slate of ailments -- diabetes, heart and kidney disease, and other maladies -- that evolve from this endless menu of what is...

Children and adults alike are damaging or ruining their health because of the marketing propaganda pumped out by the beverage (and all junk food) manufacturers. The Pepsis and Cokes of the world gain de facto government support for the sale of their trash when that government abstains from weighing in on matters of mass market diet that has vast consequences. The slate of ailments -- diabetes, heart and kidney disease, and other maladies -- that evolve from this endless menu of what is essentially poison when consumed in sufficient quantities has direct affects on EVERYONE -- higher medical costs and insurance premiums and lost productivity that cumulatively costs the U.S. economy hundreds of billions a year. That is unacceptable. If people are so ignorant or mindless of the effects that the crap they pour and shove into their addicted gullets that they need government intervention or directives, then so be it.
If cigarette companies and "free market" moguls had had their way, the effects of the product would never have been reported, millions of smokers would not have quit nor have avoided emphysema, cancer, et al; if car companies had had their way, seat belts and catalytic converters would not have been required, resulting in far more road injuries and deaths, and impossibly filthy air. An essential function of government is to save and enhance the lives of its citizens.
I for one seldom or never drink the soda crap, but I have educated myself on what HFCS, FDC #s, and other toxic junk does to my liver and metabolism; but clearly many millions have not done the same or have had that info nullified by ad propaganda deviously designed to push behavioral buttons. If a crisis emerging from "personal choice" becomes so acute that government intervention is necessary to protect compulsive or foolish consumers from themselves, I support it.

Vito Ameruoso
Vito Ameruoso

it's all a joke just like when we should get rid of bottled water because of all the unessecary plastic , so soda bottles and milk container are not to be considered? When in fact more people should drink spring water than soda like I practice, I do occasinally have a glass not a 2 liter bottle in one sitting! now if you want to stop this country from getting fat, then get Obama to put people back to work so they can support their families and get out of being depressed sitting around all...

it's all a joke just like when we should get rid of bottled water because of all the unessecary plastic , so soda bottles and milk container are not to be considered? When in fact more people should drink spring water than soda like I practice, I do occasinally have a glass not a 2 liter bottle in one sitting! now if you want to stop this country from getting fat, then get Obama to put people back to work so they can support their families and get out of being depressed sitting around all day eating junk food! IT'S NOT JUST SODA! All the government wants to do now is look like the good guy , why health care is a mess because all fat unhealthy people are costing them money in hospital care! I SAY NOT! It's the insurance companies rakeing the doctors & Pharmacys and the doctors sticking it to us … when does it all stop people? We all know what is the real issue! so I say this how would they like to have me send them a bill for when I go to the doctor when I'm ill because I can't afford proper over rated over priced health care, you may find a lot of Americans who don't give a S---t! and will not pay those rates.. When you think about it its really sad we HAVE TO PAY (forced).. ex: car ins, home ins, for inatimate objects , but the one that is most important we need to live healthy we can't buy or afford.. I'm sure even if you are one that has and pays for this ins.. ARE YOU REALLY ABLE TO AFFORD IT? I say wake up Americans and speak your mind! and yes be reponsible for their well being!

Jay Errico
Jay Errico

Do not need the Government tell me what or how much to eat or drink.

Colette Coschka
Colette Coschka

I think there shouldn't be a ban, instead manufacturer's & restaurants etc. should be made to produce single serving items. And those not in single servings should have the serving size marked in larger bold lettering by how many servings the item is, according to dietary standards. This would give us our choice and yet give us the healthy option, to choose or not.

Angela McGill
Angela McGill

Government has no place in an individual's choice of food.

Charlotte Trusty
Charlotte Trusty

I suspect this is all about money in the long run. Instead of buying a 16oz. drink, (maybe to share with someone) we would then have to buy 2 - 8oz. drinks, which always costs more. Who likes this idea? The soda companies.
This plan would exclude diet sodas! Those are far worse for you.
Have there been extensive studies done on what people do when they are mandated to buy less of something? Do they actually consume less, or just buy more? Spitting out stats like 50% of people are obese...

I suspect this is all about money in the long run. Instead of buying a 16oz. drink, (maybe to share with someone) we would then have to buy 2 - 8oz. drinks, which always costs more. Who likes this idea? The soda companies.
This plan would exclude diet sodas! Those are far worse for you.
Have there been extensive studies done on what people do when they are mandated to buy less of something? Do they actually consume less, or just buy more? Spitting out stats like 50% of people are obese means nothing. Those numbers must be broken down. Are those 50% obese because they consumer 20oz. sodas? I think not.

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