Big Government (page 3)

Will Federal Labeling Requirements Spur New Taxes?

The Obama administration’s hunger for big government may be insatiable, because now it wants to limit our own appetite. Having taken control of healthcare, it is setting the stage…
Posted March 6, 2014 at 9:56 am

Childhood Obesity Rates Drop, Again

Activists frequently justify their invasive proposals to regulate every aspect of our diets by promoting the idea that obesity rates will skyrocket in the future. We’ve been…
Posted February 27, 2014 at 11:39 am

Activist Poll Misleads California

Californians awoke to a surprising poll this morning: The Field Poll reports that over 70 percent of the state’s voters back the harebrained proposal to place warning labels…
Posted February 20, 2014 at 2:47 pm

Activists Assault Soft Drinks with Biased Studies, Needless Warnings

With soda taxes proving to be widely unpopular, activists are looking at new strategies to drive up regulations on Americans’ chosen beverages. Today, National Journal reports on…
Posted February 14, 2014 at 5:06 pm

Soda Taxes’ Last Stand in San Fran?

This year’s state legislative season has been brutal for the activists trying to put punitive taxes on sodas and other soft drinks. Despite some efforts to resurrect California…
Posted February 10, 2014 at 9:52 am

Hawaii Looks to Ban Soda

Proving that bad ideas are indeed a highly contagious epidemic, another jurisdiction is considering following the lead of New York City’s soda ban, which has been put on…
Posted January 21, 2014 at 1:41 pm

Sugar Prohibitionists Start Annual Campaigns

Just in time for most of America’s state legislatures to convene for their annual sessions, a British-led pressure group announced a campaign called “Action on Sugar” to pass…
Posted January 13, 2014 at 2:54 pm

Science Denial at NYU and in the Maine Statehouse

We released a report this week showing that a number of prominent left-wing environmental groups cherry-pick scientific evidence by denying a scientific consensus on the safety of GMOs…
Posted January 10, 2014 at 4:24 pm

California Brings Back Food Ban Bill

As state legislatures convene for their annual sessions, we will shortly see a tsunami of horrible ideas to regulate, tax, and ban our favorite foodstuffs. California looks to be…
Posted January 7, 2014 at 4:11 pm

Obesity Crisis or Bulging Government?

Right after now-former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg first proposed his ban on large sodas, researchers from the RAND Corporation published a paper in the Centers for…
Posted January 3, 2014 at 10:21 am