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Mayor Mike Bloomberg's controversial.
Ban on big sugary drinks.
Just got K and after a New York judge ruled that while Citi didn't have the authority to do that.
The word we go from here are joined now to discuss from watching.
DC is bail on Atlantic and he's founder of keep food legal and then Justin Wilson is also -- senior research analyst.
At the -- for consumer freedom just -- to start with you you can't.
And -- your organization.
Big food companies among other organizations.
You can't think that this is the end of that because if it didn't stop sending you or don't you thank you that -- -- put in place we'll show up in cities from coast to coast eventually.
You know Mayor Bloomberg off.
-- seems to think that he's the the head of the nation's food cops in fact he even created out of his own Citi.
National initiatives to try to change the -- of -- one way or another.
And he's sort of enjoys the moniker beating a leader to being a leader here.
At the same time on -- other coast and San Francisco we see in the health board there attempt to do their own things ended indicate a separate Cisco they try to ban.
Toys -- happy meals.
You know just as we saw with trans -- I think a lot of people were looking to New York for leadership although I think frankly what mayor -- trying to -- use the opposite of leadership.
And so I'm glad that the judge sort of -- -- such a blow to him.
The judge ruled Bob Palin that this was an arbitrary.
What's the word but if you go back to the drawing board and and maybe make more sense out of this band because again the -- -- a plot of milk shakes and large drinks.
-- sugary drinks sold and say -- is around the city.
Could you go back in right in a way that it might pass Muster -- cork is the mayor of not given up the fight at this point.
Well I think that what you just described as the half -- that the other half was largely that the Health Department doesn't have the authority.
-- legislate they can and implement rules that the City Council passes I think that's.
Unfortunately where you know there could be an opening I'm certainly not going to councilman mayor.
On sort of how to do that the he has some Smart although.
Perhaps not Smart enough lawyers who -- forum but I think that you know if not here elsewhere.
Unfortunately there's probably going to be some movement towards it.
But I think that it's you know keep -- legal degree that I lead and others and that can help -- backed by.
Advocating for through freedom which is you know -- Freed -- just to stay with bay line but the more of the government is involved in our own health care.
And the more the government whether it's a city government which is the case here in New York.
Or even the federal government the more they're involved in footing the bill.
For our health care costs and dealing with the obesity epidemic in this country don't you think.
That -- -- that this is just the beginning of a bigger clamp down on what we eat in rules set by the government.
I actually don't see this as the beginning in -- my group doesn't have an opinion one way the other on on health care issues we really just focus on food.
But I think that you know this is part of some sort of broader picture that's been happening for 2530 years where.
Public health community is sort of shifted from.
What's known as the old public health dealing with communicable diseases and now sort of focusing on means you know diseases that catch up with -- if you.
Don't take care of yourself don't be great if you're an exercise whatever the constant.
I think this is sort of fits in that larger picture and it's not something that's just suddenly.
Taking shape because there is you know health care for all.
I and -- look out Justin and look out in California.
Maybe it's fat related maybe a dozen that is a ban off wild -- people are light of the Los Vegas act Las Vegas and Nevada to booming business.
And block -- is not -- stop people from eight net.
But just settling to -- the final word on this this is not the end it by far of the government's trying to tell us what CD thing.
You know I don't represent anyone in the food industry whether it's -- soda companies other ones but what I will tell you is that.
There are taxes being proposed in states across the country on foods that have too much fatter.
Or so -- that have too much sugar and unfortunately it's being driven more by the need to raise revenue then Mike Bloomberg I think they need actually increase people's health.
That being said there is this sort of creeping notion that food is addictive and that where somehow victims -- -- I think someone called it a -- victim.
And people need to recognize that when it comes to our -- personal responsibility not.
Government paternalism is gonna rule the day.
At as the bottom line so whether that means striking down mayor Bloomberg's band.
Or are sending these taxes on foods that taste good.
Back to the committees in the state legislators -- not pass in my hoping Americans are gonna wake up and realize that we're losing.
Sight of our -- possibility.
Just in -- and thank you both very much but I will say it again the more governments involved in health care and involved and paying for it.
The more say said this country will give that very government and telling us what to eat Martin -- warrants gentlemen thank you very much.
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