Boehner to NYC Mayor Bloomberg: ‘Are you kidding me’ on Big Gulp ban?

June 2, 2012 at 12:06 pm

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) is no fan of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s proposal to ban large, sugary drinks in New York City.

“I like Mayor Bloomberg, but are you kidding me?” Boehner said at a Friday news conference when asked about Bloomberg’s plan. “C’mon, don’t we have bigger issues to deal with than the size of some soft drink that somebody buys?”

Bloomberg announced the proposal this week as his latest public health initiative to combat obesity. It would prohibit restaurants, movie theaters and other vendors from selling sweetened beverages in containers larger than 16 ounces, with some exceptions.

On Thursday, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and other conservatives criticized the plan as an example of “nanny-state” governance.

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  1. Jimmie Mathews says:

    My prayers go out to you and other Drs’ who have suffered mistreatment by people in our government that act dubiously in “our name”. Most of us are finding out about our governments sinister acts after the fact.Please pray with us that things will change in both countries for the better.

  2. so true…and our government is right there with them!

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