Nate Kangas
Nate Kangas

We are supposed to have a limited Government, How is the amount of calories in a meal, the size of a soda any of the governments business. Seems to me they need to worry about balancing the budget. What I eat, what I watch on tv or the movies, How I spend my money, what I drink, how much I drink is MY business. The government has no right to intrude here or in the multiple other places they wish to stick their noses.
Time to reign them in and have the study the Constitution and follow those rules for a change.

Paul Miruzzi
Paul Miruzzi

You are missing one important point. It is taxpayers' money here that comes into play. If I get obese etc and further down the road I need medical attention which costs money, then you will have to pay. What do you say now? Nobody likes Govt to interfere but see the other side of the coin, which will amount to Billions of Public Expenditure.

Angela Thompson
Angela Thompson

This is a personal choice that is about to be controlled by the government. What freedom will they take away next. If we let the government have this controll they will take other personal choices away as well.

Robert Bixby
Robert Bixby

government regulates food. sugar is a poison. it should be reduced to the minimum in the daily diet. If we can't do it ourselves (we've had years to adjust), it is the government's role to move in and make things right. Traffic deaths are way down since seatbelts were required. We hardly ever poison ourselves with mercury or heavy metals anymore--more government regulation. Sometimes government has to step in to reform the industry, sometimes to make up temporarily for consumers' ignorance...

government regulates food. sugar is a poison. it should be reduced to the minimum in the daily diet. If we can't do it ourselves (we've had years to adjust), it is the government's role to move in and make things right. Traffic deaths are way down since seatbelts were required. We hardly ever poison ourselves with mercury or heavy metals anymore--more government regulation. Sometimes government has to step in to reform the industry, sometimes to make up temporarily for consumers' ignorance or misguided self interest. This is one of those cases. There are powerful sugar extenders that multiply the power of sugar while allowing bottlers to reduce sugar content to a fraction. And in answer to Ken's question, we need a law for people to use common sense because it is so rare. Common sense becomes rarer by the day because of disinformation sources like fox. the government has a role in the health of the citizens. The health of the citizens affects the economy, the appropriation of research dollars and man hours, and it is a factor in self defense. Who would want an army of people with type II diabetes?

Sherry Griffith Callahan Lemmeyer

We're losing r freedom. They're takin it all way.

James Huffman
James Huffman

Last time I checked... we were suppose to be the land of the free. Government should have ZERO control over what we consume.

Laurie Anna Swanson
Laurie Anna Swanson

I believe all stuff in motration. But to take away one's rights to drink soda is just wrong and they need to stop taking are rights away.

Eric Sandoval
Eric Sandoval

So, why not to increase the price of the beer in al alcohol drinks, and also restrict the quantity. I think also increase the taxes to the food, so in that way the people can only afford a little more than the basal metabolism necessity. I think that's. Not the way. My BMI is 27 an I can tell you if ones in a while I want to drink a 32 oz sweet tea, I want to have the right to do it. But if you want to put copayments in Healy expenses related w/ obesity and any other addiction related diseases I'm agree.

Colin Plen
Colin Plen

16 ounces is half a litre. I reckon that half a litre - 500ml- is enough for a drink at lunch.

Haytham Akil
Haytham Akil

I think it's important to fight the alcohol first, because it's the worst drinks.

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