New Yorkers Happy with Nanny State, Favor Soda Tax and Salt Reduction

02/18/2010 11:53 AM |

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New York City residents overwhelmingly support Bloomberg’s plan to tax sugary sodas and reduce salt content in restaurant food. A new Quinnipiac poll reveals that 76 percent of voters in the five boroughs are pleased with the soda tax, while 77 percent support the salt reduction.

This once again confirms that people don’t really care about state intervention if they think they get something out of it (in this case, health and fitness). Which is further confirmed by only 36 percent of New Yorkers wanting the 9/11 trial to be under the auspices of a civilian court—because really, the sacred principles of fair and transparent justice are a lot harder to internalize as “good for you.”

One Comment

  • Tell Mayor Bloomberg to stop his initiative to reduce sodium and to leave health decisions to doctors and patients and food decisions to individuals.

    Send the message:

    No more public health policies based on a false premise.
    No more nanny state alarmism and control.
    No more experimenting with our lives.

    We deserve better. My food. My choice