Boehner to NYC Mayor Bloomberg: 'Are you kidding me' on Big Gulp ban?

House Speaker John BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerFeehery: The next Republican wave is coming Rift widens between business groups and House GOP Juan Williams: Pelosi shows her power MORE (R-Ohio) is no fan of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s proposal to ban large, sugary drinks in New York City.

“I like Mayor Bloomberg, but are you kidding me?” BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerFeehery: The next Republican wave is coming Rift widens between business groups and House GOP Juan Williams: Pelosi shows her power MORE said at a Friday news conference when asked about Bloomberg’s plan. “C’mon, don’t we have bigger issues to deal with than the size of some soft drink that somebody buys?”

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Bloomberg announced the proposal this week as his latest public health initiative to combat obesity. It would prohibit restaurants, movie theaters and other vendors from selling sweetened beverages in containers larger than 16 ounces, with some exceptions.

On Thursday, Rep. Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanFormer Sen. Bob Dole dies at 98 No time for the timid: The dual threats of progressives and Trump Juan Williams: Pelosi shows her power MORE (R-Wis.) and other conservatives criticized the plan as an example of “nanny-state” governance.