The Nanny State strikes again

May 31, 2012, Fairfax, VA—Americans for Limited Government President Bill Wilson today responds to New York City Mayor Bloomberg’s crusade against sugary drinks:

“New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s micromanaging Nanny State strikes again with an attempt to implement a ban on sugary drinks to combat increased obesity among city dwellers.  New York City residents better start saying goodbye to Slurpees, Starbucks’ Frappuccinos and Big Gulps as any sugary drink larger than 16 ounces might soon be banned from the city.

“The truth is Mayor Bloomberg has no business interfering with the diets of New York City residents.  This is just another example of the government overstepping its authority.  We’ve already seen many of these diet restrictions appear on a national level within Obamacare and the law’s strict rules banning vending machines from carrying certain beverages and the heavy cost burden that requires chain restaurants to post its calorie information on menus.

“Bloomberg has made New York City a rival to California as a lab rat of sorts for the latest Big Government intrusions that end up as federal government policies.  The Nanny State approach Bloomberg is willing to take shows how far they are willing to go to regulate every aspect of individual Americans’ lives — from cradle to grave.  We need to keep the government out of the kitchen.”

Interview Availability: Please contact Rebekah Rast at (703) 383-0880 or at to arrange an interview with ALG President Bill Wilson