Jose J Hernandez
Jose J Hernandez

As much as I am against overweight, poor eating habits, lack of exercise and sedentary life I think that people MUST be responsible for themselves not allowing a higher power to control their lives. Choices are the ultimate concept of freedom. If anything can be done I propose charging the companies producing all that junk an extra tax to pay for programs to educate people. I realize that those companies will pass the tax increase to the consumer but that is OK. The ones who consume...

As much as I am against overweight, poor eating habits, lack of exercise and sedentary life I think that people MUST be responsible for themselves not allowing a higher power to control their lives. Choices are the ultimate concept of freedom. If anything can be done I propose charging the companies producing all that junk an extra tax to pay for programs to educate people. I realize that those companies will pass the tax increase to the consumer but that is OK. The ones who consume unhealthy stuff must pay the price either in their pockets or in their health.

Renee Madera
Renee Madera

I don't eat in fast food places and only drink diet.

Bri D Firf
Bri D Firf

Maybe the method is bullshit, but the madness of our society is real and must be cured one way or another. Sugar is a DRUG, and our children are ADDICTED. I commend our leaders for trying to end the excessiveness that is straining our health system and destroying people's lives, all the while stealing our resources and putting it in the hands of big business which uses the money to propagandize more drugs through their corporate controlled mass media channels.

Dianna Zerbe
Dianna Zerbe

What about the size of a beer or number of shots of liquor? Not doing anything.
physical is the biggest reason for being overweight not sodas!
Got to get out and get movin!

Rick Baker
Rick Baker

the only thing the NY nees to ban I Blomberg! Thata is nohin ut a spoiled over grown rich kid. He neds to learn his limts the constituton places on him and the governent.

Nate Kangas
Nate Kangas

I used this before and I will post it here as well, C.S. Lewis said it well and clearly explains why this is not acceptable, "Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience."

Jeremiah K. Garrett
Jeremiah K. Garrett

Survey choices are too limited. We're talking about 58% obesity rate, not "your town."

Shirley Welder
Shirley Welder

If that's what is causing the obesity and bad health in our country, I say get rid of it just like they did with the No Smoking law! Anything to keep our country and kids in good health! If its there, they'll drink it, if not, they won't! Instead let the companys come out with good natural alternatives too put in their soft drinks, there's plenty of them out there to use, like steiva and honey and things that are good for all of us, instead of the bad things! Drink purified water, Drs say...

If that's what is causing the obesity and bad health in our country, I say get rid of it just like they did with the No Smoking law! Anything to keep our country and kids in good health! If its there, they'll drink it, if not, they won't! Instead let the companys come out with good natural alternatives too put in their soft drinks, there's plenty of them out there to use, like steiva and honey and things that are good for all of us, instead of the bad things! Drink purified water, Drs say we should be drinking 8 glasses of good clean water a day anyway, if we drink that much water a day we won't have room for all the POP and Sodas that are bad for us!

Cheryl A. Rogers
Cheryl A. Rogers

I don't see anything wrong with this as the benefit outweighs the cost. No freedoms are lost as anyone who wants to buy a second drink is free to do so. Obesity will cost the country $500 billion in health care costs by 2030 if we ignore this problem.

Rebecca Coday
Rebecca Coday

Wouldn't it be nice if we could just ban it, but that's not what our government is for and if we start that, its a slippery slope...people need to make better choices and take responsibility for their health.

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