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.

soda pop
Enjoy it while you can.

On tips from Jimbo, Robert B, Wiggins, and johnnosk. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

Related Articles

1

Nanny Statists Crack Down on Danish Pastries

There is nothing that nanny state authoritarianism won’t render tasteless and bland — not even Danish pastries: The Danish Veterinary

1

Seattle Bureauweenies Keelhaul Captain Dave

Like some nightmarish laboratory experiment gone spectacularly awry in a horror movie, Seattle statism has gotten out of control. It

66

Surprise! Pakistan Interior Minister Asking Interpol To Ban On-line Anti-Islam Material

You’ll remember that the Muslim bloc of nations amongst the UN Human Rights Council have attempted to pass a “defamation