Arizona’s Congressman Raul Grijalva, co-chairman of the Congressional Progressive Caucus is supporting a proposed ban on Big Gulps, according to The Hill website.
Grijalva called the proposal “a good move” but warned that it must be phased in over time to avoid shocking the public.
“What kind of public education you do around it is also very, very important, because the reaction, at least where I’m from, would be negative right away,” Grijalva said. “So I think it’s a good policy. It’s how you phase and implement it over the course of time.”
The statement was in response to New York City’s Mayor Bloomberg’s call for a ban on sweetened beverages larger than 16 fluid ounces.
The ban is part of Bloomberg’s war on obesity.
Grijalva’s support for the ban is to be expected. His proposed implementation comes as no surprise to his critics. “Grijalva has slowly but surely trying to transform our state and country for so long now. He really thinks that if he is slick and slow, we won’t know what is happening to us,” said one Arizona voter.