King and queen of the nanny state.
Via The Hill:
First lady Michelle Obama “applauds” New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg for a controversial proposed ban of sugary drinks sold in quantities over 16 ounces in restaurants and public venues within the city.
Michelle Obama “applauds anyone who’s stepping up to think about what changes work in their communities,” she told the Associated Press Tuesday.
Bloomberg plans next month to propose a restriction on sales of soft drinks more than 16 ounces in size by restaurants, movie theaters, stadiums and arenas in New York City. The news was met with scorn by Republicans, including House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and others who accused Bloomberg of implementing a “nanny state.”
Bloomberg has defended the ban as an effort to fight obesity, a cause Michelle Obama also advocates with her Let’s Move! initiative to fight childhood obesity.