Bloomberg: Soda Ban Simply Government Telling People What's In Their Best Interest
Bloomberg Spins Soda-Size Ban as ‘Portion Control’; Thinks Obama Should Golf More (National Review)
New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg assured Face the Nation’s Bob Schieffer that his soft-drink size restriction that goes into effect this week is just “portion control,” and not a ban. He said that while both companies and governments use portion control to some extent, government “is reminding you what’s in your interest” as opposed to companies motivated by profits. He also told New Yorkers that “it’s totally your choice” how much soda you want to have, as long as they are willing to make multiple purchases of 16-ounce sodas.