Sunday, February 24, 2013

Bloomberg's sugar ban violation costs as much as a tax stamp

It is a $200 fine to serve something that offends Bloomberg. If I lived in a free state, it would cost me $200 for a tax stamp for an SBR, suppressor or machine gun. Just a comparison.

The linked NYPost article states that restaurants cannot even bring pitchers* of soda to a table. Because it is over the 7 round limit 16 ounce serving size. Ah, dictators and intended consequences. Or a 2 liter bottle with a pizza delivery. And there is no grandfather clause Diet Soda Loophole. All self service cups must be 7 rounds 16 ounces or less.

I hope restaurants will allow people to bring in their own cups over 7 rounds 16 oz. Run the soda SWAT teams ragged checking out people BYO sugary drinks. And you can drop a dime via 311. I sense a need for 16 ounce cup holders that are shaped like a 32oz drink.

*I found the proposal on NYCs website. 
Set a maximum size for sugary drinks: Non-alcoholic sugary drinks may not be offered or sold in cups or containers that can contain more than 16 fluid ounces.
 Set a maximum size for self-service cups: Food service establishments may not offer or sell self-service cups that can contain more than 16 fluid ounces.
Set a fine for violations: No more than two hundred dollars for each violation as described in the proposed rule

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