I've lost some weight lately, and part of the method to my weight loss is cutting back on sugary drinks, like my favorite Dr. Pepper. I know it works, even so, I don't want the government to penalize me if I want a soda pop.

We're not idiots, we know they're not great for us, but it's my choice.

In November, the city of Richmond California will vote on a measure that will allow the community to tax any business that sells "sugary drinks... pop, smoothies, even sweetened tea and energy drinks, the tax a penny per each ounce of the drink.

In New York City, Mayor Bloomberg has proposed a crackdown on super-sized drinks.

He wants to stop bar restaurants, movie theaters, sports arenas, food carts and delis from selling sodas and other sugary drinks in servings larger than 16 ounces.

Thanks... then give me three of them.

Where is this stuff going to stop?

Eating a whole pizza isn't good for me either, but I do it occasionally.

How about a penny pepperoni tax?

I know it sounds ridiculous, but 10 years ago a sugary drink tax would have sounded just ridiculous.

What happened to limited government?