Conservative columnist George Will on Sunday used outrage over New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s proposed ban on large sugary drinks to slam attempts to curb climate change.
“That’s modern liberalism: They delight in bossing people around,” Will complained to ABC’s George Stephanopoulos. “What Bloomberg is saying [is] the government helps with your health care, the government’s implicated in your health. Therefore, we own you. Therefore, the government can fine tune all the decisions you make pertinent to your health.”
“This is one of the reasons liberals are so enamored over the issue of climate change,” Will continued. “They say all our behaviors in some way effect the climate, therefore, the government — meaning, we liberals, the party of government — can fine tune all your behavior right down to the light bulbs you use.”
Last week, Bloomberg proposed that certain businesses be banned from selling sugary drinks, like sodas, in containers larger than 16 fluid ounces.
Watch this video from ABC’s This Week, broadcast June 3, 2012.