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Saturday, August 13, 2005

The "Nanny State" BS continues

In Bloombergistan (formerly known as New York City), the government efforts to protect people from themselves has gone from anti-smoking to the kitchen.
The New York City health department urged all city restaurants yesterday to stop serving food containing trans fats, chemically modified ingredients that health officials say significantly increase the risk of heart disease and should not be part of any healthy diet. The request, the first of its kind by any large American city, is the latest salvo in the battle against trans fats, components of partially hydrogenated vegetable oils, which three decades ago were promoted as a healthy alternative to saturated fats like butter.
I don't know if trans fats are good or bad for individuals and don't care. I do know excessive government control is bad. These same fools could probably cite studies showing caffiene is bad for me. With apologies to Charlton Heston and the NRA, they can pry my coffee cup out of my cold, dead hands.

2 Comments:

Anonymous bob said...

Bill I don't see the problem it's just a suggestion now if they pass a law that's something else.

5:14 AM

 
Blogger LargeBill said...

These things happen incrementally. Seat belts laws didn't show up in their current form. First it was a requirement for cars to include belts. Then it was a ad campaign to get people to wear them. Eventually, it became a way to make money by ticketing people. Watch the same trend with this Onstar crap.

5:44 AM

 

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