War on Soda Escalates
You didn’t think sanctimonious moonbat totalitarians would quit with cigarettes, did you? Soda pop is under siege:
Soda and other sugary drinks have unsafe levels of high-fructose corn syrup or other added sugars, a consumer group says, and it’s urging the government to determine a safe level to reduce Americans’ “dangerously high sugar consumption.”
The Center for Science in the Public Interest filed a petition today with the Food and Drug Administration urging the agency to identify a safe level for added sugars in beverages. …
Beverage companies can use natural non-caloric sweeteners and sweetness enhancers instead, [CSPI Executive Director Michael] Jacobson says.
How generous of him. However, there is no guarantee that a jihad against artificial sweeteners won’t follow. Forcing a rat to eat a pound a day of aspartame could be found to cause health problems (not that aspartame would count as “natural” anyway).
Self-righteous health initiatives like the War on Soda are popular because they achieve two of liberals’ main objectives: control for the sake of control, and confiscation of other people’s wealth through punitive taxation:
The state Senate judiciary committee has pushed forward a proposal to add a fee to sugary beverages in Hawaii.
The judiciary committee’s vote Tuesday came just a day after the Senate health committee approved the same bill.
Moonbat Governor Neil Abercrombie will eagerly sign the bill, in order to “fight obesity” and more importantly rake in $38 million in revenue with which to buy votes from society’s barnacles.
Even the health fascists of the FDA recognize staples of our diet like sugar and corn syrup as perfectly safe. But nothing is safe if you consume enough of it. A woman who died of a heart attack after drinking an astonishing two gallons a day of Coca-Cola has been seized upon as evidence that bureaucrats must regulate our soda drinking for our own good.
The beverage industry will be tempted to pour every penny it can scrape up into the Democrat Party in hopes of bribing it to call off the attack dogs. This won’t help. Next will come lawsuits from greedy parasites sniveling that Pepsi made them fat. Eventually soda will be either prohibitively expensive or illegal.
Next to be taken away from us will be… hot dogs? Pie? Potatoes? Who knows? All we can say for sure is that liberals will never stop boxing us into an ever smaller space.
On tips from Jimbo, Robert B, Wiggins, and johnnosk. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.
Over at the Washington Post, editorial page editor Fred Hyatt wonders about Obama’s lack of passion in supporting freedom around
Even with a radical leftist in the White House, you usually have to read between the lines to understand Democrats’