Nanny State

I found the subtitle of this book to contain interesting descriptions of the people who would like to control what we eat and drink - food fascists.. teatotaling do-gooders.. priggish moralists.. boneheaded bureaucrats.

I woke up this morning to the news that the mayor of New York City wants a new rule for the folks who receive food stamps. The mayor say that stamps should not be used to buy sugary drinks like Coke and Pepsi. Folks have also said that drinks like these should have extra taxes levied because of their effects on our health.

I am wondering how far this sort of stuff will go. What will the next food police target be? Barbecue? Yikes!

1 comment:

  1. Barbecue? Perish the thought! If you thought a silly tax on tea started a revolution . . . !!!

    "They'll take my BBQ, when they pry my cold, dead fingers from around it." (Of course if I keep eating it, that could be true in another context.)


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