6/18/15 Nanny-State Bureaucrats


Nanny-state bureaucrats believe people are just too stupid to make their own decisions.

San Francisco officials want health warnings on sugary drinks.

Two years ago, state courts rejected New York City’s ban on sugary drinks larger than 16 ounces.

New York City is the nanny-state capital. 

In the past, it’s considered limits to coffee drinks and popcorn, salt and margarine use.  It’s banned trans fats.  Ironically, we went to margarine when nanny-state bureaucrats argued butter made us fat. 

A few years ago, San Francisco banned free happy meal toys to discourage kids from eating fast food.

Now, everything is labeled with calories and carbs.

So why are we getting fatter? 

Maybe it’s the same nanny-state thinking that believes self-esteem is more important than personal responsibility.

You’re not fat.  Restaurants need bigger chairs.  Airlines should hand out seat belt extenders like packets of salted nuts.  Although both salt and nuts are now considered bad.

When we were kids we ate white bread, pasta, rice, baked potatoes loaded with sour cream, real cheese, butter — lots of it — ground meat with 20% fat.  We drank whole milk, soda loaded with sugar.  Cupcakes and ice cream for dessert.

But we ran outside. Played tag, hide-and-seek and similar games.  before the nanny-state said it was bad. Because there are winners.  And losers with hurt feelings. 

In fact, we were healthier before there were nanny-state bureaucrats.

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