BloombergFirst off as mayor of one of the most densely populated cities in America, Mayor Bloomberg should be taking on larger problems then taxing soda. Mayor Bloomberg should be worrying more about the unemployment rate, the high crime rate, and the other many problems that New York city is facing. It doesn’t make sense how a large cup of soda is concerning to a average New York city resident who is facing serious problems. People out there are facing real problems and taxing or removing large sodas won’t help any average New York City resident, so Mayor Bloomberg should focus more on the big picture
Furthermore, how exactly will he tax or ban these drinks? The mayor wants to ban only large sodas but not diet soda, smoothies, and sugary juices. This is absolutely absurd, the mayor wants to ban one unhealthy product but not another for absolutely no reason. He proposed this law on his personal opinion that large sodas are unhealthy. He failed to consider that there are other drinks just as unhealthy and some even more unhealthy then soda. So it is not fair to target just one beverage simply because he thinks it’s a good idea.
Moreover taxing or removing these large drinks may actually aggravate many people. There are many people out there that enjoy these large drinks so why take it away from them? Also many restaurants, delis, and arenas make a large profit from these large beverages, so taking them away would cut the profit of these organizations. This will also affect the large soda companies such as Pepsi and Coca Cola It wouldn’t be fair to take away these drinks from both the customer and the company that is selling it.
It is totally understandable that mayor Bloomberg wants to push towards a healthier city. However the approach that he’s taking fails to solve the problem that he is targeting. Bloomberg
fails to realize that these large sodas really aren’t unhealthy. If he wants to target health then he should target...