Joe Baker: Nanny for Hire
Rick, you beat me to it, but I thought I'd throw this in too:
NY gov proposes tax on drinks, downloaded music
From the article, the nanny Joe Baker himself:
"People don't really realize the amount of calories they're ingesting through liquids," said Joe Baker acting deputy secretary for Health and Human Services to the governor. "They say, 'Oh, it's just a drink.'"
No Joe, people have no idea that Coca Cola is bad for them. Nobody has heard the exhaustive public debates on what soda does to kids and how it gives them diabetes. Not even the 600 lb. land monster who gulps down 2 liters each day at lunch realizes the number of calories in his Pepsi. They're all stupid, in addition to being fat. Or maybe they're fat because they're stupid, which is it?
I've got it: they're just unenlightened, and that's why God has given them unelected Joe Baker to impose further taxes to discourage their dark choices. Isn't that about right, Joe?