NYC Ad Campaign to Ban Soda 87% Funded by Federal Government



We’re all aware of New York’s aggressive attack on liberty via bans on soda, coffee, popcorn and other items that are less than healthy when consumed in large quantities. What we may not be aware of, however, is the fact we’re all paying for it… even if we don’t live in New York state or city. That’s right, the majority of the marketing campaign to ban soda in New York was paid for by the federal government.

The city has also waged a campaign to influence public opinion. Since 2009 it has run five waves of advertising, in subways, in print, on the Internet and on television, linking soda consumption to obesity. The campaign has cost $2.8 million, city officials said, of which 87 percent was financed by the federal government.

We only just heard about the push to ban soda a few months back. But, unknown to most of us is that our money has been used to brew the ban up since 2009.

Let’s stop arguing that we have a do-nothing government. Our government is very, very busy.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1410521716 Dorothy Crout Bryant

    Unreal.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1334928555 Lisa Malon Spangenberg

    They banned popcorn!!???

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003346899524 Roni Walters

    I don’t drink sodas, but I’m certainly not going to take such a bold stand against others drinking it! Good grief! So much for freedom, eh?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001507612408 Jon Jones

    SSHHHOOOCCCKKKER

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002212159421 Luke Gramith

    its a bunch of bs. you people are overweight bc you choose to be. changing drink size isnt going to change anything

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000967231737 Woody Rester

    VOTE ROMNEY!! LET’S TAKE OUR COUNTRY BACK WITH BALLOTS!! GOD BLESS AMERICA AND WHAT IS LEFT OF OUR RAPED CONSTITUTION!! REPEAL THE OBAMATAX!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1506164035 Denise Lynne

    exactly. for that matter let’s destroy the entire donut and candy bar industry. or ban trick or treating is next? wth?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1512670493 Keith Mitchell

    Makes me want to go chug a cold 2 liter bottle of coke !!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1624820097 Larry J Harwood

    Don’t give them any more ideas!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=628132378 Kathi Jean Andrews

    stop the insanity and get out there and vote these anti-American yahoos out ASAP!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=519867919 Terry Sloan

    Ban soda pops that everyone loves to drink,,great,,how many more people will that put out of work when they are no longer needed to make a product that most everyone wants and loves !!!!!!this man is the forerunner for the antichrist and he has come to steal,kill,and destroy,,

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002591544660 Philip Pauff

    this is stupid it’s this kind of thinking that just blow’s my mind . they are gonna ban big cup drink’s .all people are gonna do is drink it fast out of a small cup and get more refills .stupity

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1458901360 Kenneth Smith

    Awesome.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1363152769 Karen Williams Eckart

    I love Texas (smiling while sipping on a large diet Coke)…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001302314754 Sharon Nowak

    Food for thought…if soda is so bad for you, why are people allowed to buy it with food stamps? Seems that if you buy it with your hard earned money, you shouldn’t have it, but if it’s given to you by the tax payer money you did not earn, you can have it. Hmmm, strange.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=650916670 Joe Abrahamson

    Idiots… why do we allow this?!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1104286965 Kathy Kelley Merrill

    Geee – shocking…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=749240836 Barbara Roberts

    Ridiculous!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002715578665 Mark Zampano

    They are taking taxpayer money to pay for their own ideological movement…. they are using their opposition’s money to pay for something that their opposition wouldn’t approve of…. and they expect respect? Who do they think they are, huh?