(San Antonio city manager wages war on sugar, Josh Baugh, San Antonio Express-News via ChronBlog)
City Manager Sheryl Sculley has declared war on sugar.Emphasis above mine.
Well, at least when it comes packaged in cans and candy bars. Sugary sodas no longer have a home in the city's 250 beverage vending machines and unhealthy foods in the 75 snack machines in city facilities are next.
“I asked the staff to remove the high-calorie soda drinks from our vending machines,” Sculley said. “I'm a fitness person, and I care about our employees, and I want them to be healthy. And I think this is a very small gesture.”
It's odd that the word "I" (or some derivative) is used FIVE times by an elected official whose stated purpose is caring for OTHERS.
Which points to the real motivation of the nanny state-ists who claim to only be doing what's in everyone's best interest. It's got nothing to do with others and everything to do with pumping up their ego.
It really kicks into high gear with the adoption of the Royal "we":
“We know that statistically that people who are overweight or obese have greater health problems than those who do not,” she said. “We're about educating community and we think we can lead by example.”What happens now if you're a San Antonio city employee, are hypoglycemic, and need a Coke to stabilize?
Like all bad ideas I expect this one to come to Houston next. All in our effort for world classiness of course. The road to becoming an international city starts at the vending machines one would guess.