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And welcome to FOX News Sunday panel plus with Juan Williams chip Saltzman.
AB Stoddard and David Brody well I have been wanting to talk about this all week so now I'm gonna drag my rowdy friends into it and that as mayor Bloomberg's.
Said I guess but is that a proposal because a thousand become law yet -- -- be approved by the health commission.
To limit the size of soft drinks and restrooms and in arena is and a variety of other venues although not in grocery stores.
To sixteen ounces of sugary soda drinks.
To deal with the health problems the obese today the diabetes all of these things that -- one but I -- hear -- idea.
It's a good idea is sheriff you know it's it's again this is something that you would parity it's just you know -- nanny state run wild people trying to tell you what to do.
But the fact is and -- -- -- you know.
Feel a little bit out of step with the fact there was making fun -- this is a third of the country's obese that's no joke.
Diabetes rampant especially in the black community I mean who who goes into 7-Eleven and buys these super sized -- -- it's for kids.
And it's just ridiculous I mean I I think it's a huge public health crisis and.
Well and it's -- good -- because Francis the 7-Eleven wouldn't be covered I'm not quite sure why that is but continue to -- wouldn't be covered while restaurants.
It would be.
But I think the number in new in New York City is even higher like 60% are obese and as you say particularly in the minority community just an epidemic of obesity and diet beat us.
But I that we all struggle with the idea of government telling us what -- and we can better not get your thoughts -- While a big -- -- 44 ounce drinks.
I've never participated in a march in DC before but if we have a million soda march in new York -- -- Like my -- I like it's basically in the bottles and and I know that doesn't that's not big enough for but.
This is about individual choice and this is all to make government getting in the way of people making their own decisions yes we are obese is a country.
But we have to make those decisions to get healthy and exercise and not drink Coke and Pepsi every meal but enjoy it with -- not so fried chicken nonsense Sunday night.
But it's important to understand that this is government at its -- Telling you what you need to do is not what government should be.
But you know a B I mean one of the things that some of the plate only place where I might get one of these supersize -- when I go to the movies and that's one place would they would stop -- And if if I have a smaller -- I would drink less soda night but but hey you know you get one of those huge things.
Because and as I saw they sell and you -- allow our -- just have a little -- and by the time the movie's over you've drunk.
Most of the south happy you know with all due respect into my friendship 44 -- is a little frightening.
And what you say is -- -- last two hours and really could care less what I thought we can't order -- 32 rounds white line.
Our red wine and at a restaurant we have to order another another another.
So they're not saying that they're gonna limit the amount of said he -- you're not supposed to open again in one serving app that's eyes.
I'm Rick I really understand the arguments both ways I agree with both sides.
Everyone's right and everyone's wrong Juan is right that their communities where.
They are raised with eight that they gallon size.
Or several -- soda on the dinner table like it's water milk and that's all they've ever seen and that's all that they know and they drink it like water and 44 ounces or more goes.
In the body every day and it is as dangerous as drinking too much alcohol is that bad.
Tom if you make two diabetic.
It is really.
I think it's confounding problem and this might not be the solution but you have to order -- Beers and then -- one drink at a time.
I -- let me just say it if nothing else I wanna hear what you have to say David.
It's been a wonderful public education thing because people whether you whether you agree with the the mayors saying that we're gonna mandated.
At least we've all had this discussion and were all talking about the dangers of this kind of these super size drinks.
And I and the real public health problems of the great and and and in a public health problems not just that tonight individual the society ends up paying hundreds of billions of dollars to deal with.
Now I'm -- have a supersize argument with McDonald's and you know back in the day we had that argument and I have to tell you agree with chip regarding you know -- the government intrusion if you will.
I do think for parents or are getting off the hook here a little bit -- I mean look.
As a parent of three I can tell you walk into a restaurant and you're you're not year old wants the you know 2432.
Whatever it is ounce and and you -- now.
Basically the government's making that this would be making that decision for the state -- New York.
I would be making that decision for you I mean I don't know I think that's an issue I mean because if you're a parent.
You know the parents responsibility say no you know what you're -- water today or you're you're not having that 32 rounds gulf.
It takes away the decision from the parents so you know I'm not a big fan of what he's doing -- -- Chip let me -- just ask you one thing because this is not the first rodeo for for Mayor Bloomberg and -- he famously and I can remember the outrage at that said no smoking in restaurants and bars and -- and now you would be shocked if you went into a restaurant a bar and somebody was smoking.
And he said no trans -- in slowed so.
It and it is something that's him so outrageous now going to be acceptable.
I hope not because again this is this is government making your decisions for you know fundamentally -- that I believe -- individual choice and individual responsibility.
Not the government tell me what I can and cannot do.
And and I'm not a smoker.
And I appreciate not smoking in restaurants but I believe that's an individual choice that people have to make where they smoke or not now.
The bigger issues when we have to pay for the medical part of the situation 101520 years later that's a bigger problem.
But at the end of the day this country's made great on individual making decisions not -- -- you're -- -- here for legalizing marijuana cocaine no because we know that we are absolutely not because we know that -- that drug is fundamentally will change who you are what you are what you believe in what -- -- talk with our country.
-- -- -- -- But I did one last thing before we got.
Literally you can -- 44 rounds absolutely I mean I'm six foot four and 225 pounds of 44 ounce big open a double cheeseburger you know midmorning snack.
-- -- second with us throughout the week let us know what you think on this issue it's -- -- -- and I think a lot of us are kind of torn about it.
Look for my Monday edition of Wallace on plot would you can find here at Fox News and that I come.
We'll see you back here next.