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Sophandros
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re: New York Plans to Ban Sale of Big Sizes of Sugary Drinks.


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Well, car insurance hasnt gone down so what makes you think health insurance is going to?


LOL!

Yes, it has, in fact. Look at insurance rates prior to mandatory insurance and after.

Full disclosure again: I've worked in the insurance field for all of my professional career and even as an intern while in college. A good sized portion of my career was doing actuarial work. Some of it was on the regulatory side, where I got to see the actual rating manuals that companies were using. Auto insurance premiums have gone down drastically with the introduction of mandatory auto insurance laws.






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Ford Frenzy
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re: New York Plans to Ban Sale of Big Sizes of Sugary Drinks.


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Well, car insurance hasnt gone down so what makes you think health insurance is going to?
because they are completely different...






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fightingtiger2335
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If this is all about health, we should never eat for pleasure, only water, etc.

If you are for this something will come along that effects you and you'll wonder why they are picking on you. I never buy big gulp but Jesus I should have the right to. First was smokers, now big sugar, next ?.

It's amazing people are willing to just forego personal freedom.






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bbap
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it's definitely a slippery slope but screw it. americans have pretty much proven they cant be responsible. now i would be all about higher health rates for fat people instead of these bans.





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fightingtiger2335
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The more safety rules the government enforces less personal responsibility we will put on ourselves





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Sophandros
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re: New York Plans to Ban Sale of Big Sizes of Sugary Drinks.


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it's definitely a slippery slope but screw it. americans have pretty much proven they cant be responsible. now i would be all about higher health rates for fat people instead of these bans.


Instead of a ban, impose a tax on large sodas.

BTW, let's see what the proposal actually is:

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The proposed ban would affect virtually the entire menu of popular sugary drinks found in delis, fast-food franchises and even sports arenas, from energy drinks to pre-sweetened iced teas. The sale of any cup or bottle of sweetened drink larger than 16 fluid ounces — about the size of a medium coffee, and smaller than a common soda bottle — would be prohibited under the first-in-the-nation plan, which could take effect as soon as next March.

The measure would not apply to diet sodas, fruit juices, dairy-based drinks like milkshakes, or alcoholic beverages; it would not extend to beverages sold in grocery or convenience stores.


So they're saying fast food restaurants should limit the size of their sodas.

You would still be able get your 64oz soda at the gas station or convenience store.

If you want a soda at the ball game, you have to get a 16oz size. OK. fricking pussy, you should be drinking beer anyway.

While I don't agree with an outright ban (again, I would agree with a tax, which would deincentivize the purchase of these things), it really is not as bad as some here are making it out to be.






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crazyLSUfan
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You must really hate freedom.


I may be late in on this convo, but his point isn't that he hates freedom, his point is the Sheeple that wanted Gov't healthcare will now bitch that the Gov't is controlling what they can have. They want it both ways and it's not going to be like that.

ETA: way late



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