The state the CDC calls the most obese state in the United States wants to make sure it continues to wear the crown.
While the business vs. common sense and “the right thing to do” continues to be the subject of New York. Mississippi has decided to ensure that they have the most people who die of heart attacks, strokes, and diabetes by passing a law to protect it.
While those with less than average IQ’s such as Sarah Palin continue to tweet “victory for soda lovers”, and other inane statements about the issue, Bloomberg has made a point. Our country was becoming fat. Now, it’s obese and ugly.
Mississippi business wants to make sure that a law that makes sense and may help reduce the obesity and underlying health care costs of the state do not become sensible laws. The proposed law would bestow “consumer incentive items and nutrition labeling” to the legislature alone. Which means that no pesky local government can step in and start banning big sodas or requiring restaurants to list their food’s fat content without approval from Jackson.
According to the Mississippi business community, we must not allow the people of our state to know that obesity causes diabetes, heart disease, and renal failure. That’s not good for our business.
How oddly fitting would it be if the great legacy of Nanny Bloomberg’s attempt to wean his constituents off the teat of Big Soda was a reactionary piece of legislation in the wildly overweight “hospitality state”?
I lived there. They don’t care about health. They care about guns.
Columnist-The Guardian Express