Thursday, February 28, 2013
How Coca-Cola can stop the tyranny of Mike Bloomberg
If you haven't been following the headlines lately, you might have missed the odd news item about lunatic dictator and Mayor of New York City Mike Bloomberg deciding to trample on his citizens rights in new and unusually cruel ways.
His latest campaign? To stop people from drinking larger-sized sugary soft drinks.
He is in the process of banning the sale of soft drinks in larger than 16 ounce cups.
In fact, pizza restaurants can no longer sell their patrons soda in a two liter bottle.
This is going to disrupt pizza night for large families.
This is uncharted territory when it comes to Nanny State government. Not even King George of England -- a cruel and oppressive tyrant -- ever tried to tell Americans what size of beverage they were allowed to enjoy.
Someone has to put their foot down and remind Mayor Bloomberg that he is not a dictator with totalitarian powers. He is an employee of the People of New York, and has no such powers as he is declaring himself to have as of March 12th, when the ban goes into effect.
So...how does one stop this petty tyranny by a micro-dictator?
There are two specific options.
1. Find a local Sheriff willing to arrest Bloomberg and charge him with criminal violations.
2. Get the business world to fight back.
Coca Cola is one of the largest and most influential corporations in the world, with an annual profit of about 11 billion dollars.
In response to this nonsensical tyranny by Mayor Bloomberg, Coca Cola should announce that -- due to the aggression against them by local government -- they will no longer be selling their products in New York City.
Sure, it would cost Coca Cola a few coins to do this, but they could take the hit.
Besides, it would only be temporary.
Most people crazy about their product would simply drive to New Jersey or Connecticut to buy it there. Sales in those states of their product would skyrocket. And the local taxes produced by those sales would go to New Jersey or Connecticut...not to the lunatic strongman social engineer in New York City.
In fact, more and more companies should do this.
I encourage every company in America to fight back.
Pepsi, Mountain Dew, and Dr. Pepper should all join in on the Bloomberg battle.
Starve any city that tries to destroy you.
Make them feel the heat of their political lunacy.
After a few months of having to commute to load up on soft drinks, the citizens of New York will probably be mad enough to set Bloombergs office on fire.
And then, you will never have to deal with this nonsense again.
So...what say you, Coca-Cola?
Will you continue to let the tail wag the dog?
Or will you show Bloomberg who is boss?