California is well known for being the nanny state. The government there thinks that everyone is stupid and is incapable of making their own decisions in life. Take today's news out of California. Apparently they think citizens are so stupid, that they don't know sugar has extra calories and can make you fat.
No, really. They think you don't know that. Why else would they try to get warning labels that say this very thing on drinks? There is no other explanation. What's next? Fat warning labels? Tooth decay labels? Soon you won't be able to figure out what you're buying because there will be too many stupid labels smacked all over it. No one reads them anyway.
If I were the Coca-cola Company CEO, I should want to teach California a lesson by banning all sales to that state. Think of all that revenue in potential sales taxes that California would lose. Also, what would that do to the California bottled water industry? I can't imagine California without their beloved Dasani! Stores like Cola Corner in Orange, CA would suffer and would require assistance from the government, who in turn would be strapped for money, because of Coke's lack of California sales.
That's just Coca-cola! What if Pepsi followed suit? Then Dr. Pepper? It would be beautiful!
Remember the Amazon vs. California dispute over sales taxes? Their dispute made California beg for mercy, unable to wait to get their hands on those millions of dollars. That is just Amazon! I know a lot of people who have never bought a thing on Amazon, but you can bet your bottom dollar they drink Coke.
As you can see, the people don't have the power anymore, but large corporations do since drooling government officials are dying for a slice of their revenue. Don't kid yourself into thinking the government cares about what you want or your welfare. They are not the least bit concerned about that. It's more about the highest bidder.
It is important that the government does not overreach its limitations. California, like Obama, like to overstep their Constitutional boundaries and it is time that corporations, small businesses and even consumers stand up against strangulation via government regulation.