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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Sat Oct 13, 2012, 03:50 PM

18. Its a public health issue

As well as a medical cost issue.

So I applaud a leader willing to go out on a limb for the sake of Americans health. But my idea, which I admit would be hard to implement and is probably in the realm of fantasy, is to limit the amount of sugar per drink. So if you get a 12 ounce cup, you'd get the super sweet version. If you order the half gallon size, you still get the same amount of sugar. Your choice.

Sugar is a poison. But its a highly addictive poison that we will not reduce consumption of without brave acts of leadership. If its to stop a poison that is non-addictive, like lead in Chinese toys, we are willing to accept government stepping in. But when its so addictive, we will fight any ban until they pry the dixie cup from our cold dead pudgy fingers.

I don't think it will last either, but at least it got people to think a little about it.

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