It's the war on dehydration.
First Lady Michelle Obama is teaming up with Partnership for a Healthier America to encourage people to drink more water. Mrs. Obama apparently feels that one fourth of American children drinking no water at all is a problem that deserves some attention.
Limbaugh quite predictably saw this as just another example of an out-of-control Marxist government meddling in its citizens personal lives:
"This is really absurd. Drink more water? It's none of their business. Why do they care? You drink when you're thirsty."Taking it a step further, the right wing talk show host suggested that the Drink Up initiative is actually a scheme to funnel money for bottled water into the pockets of Coca-Cola and Pepsi, although he also said those companies were victims of a government assault on soft drinks.
"We have real trouble, real problems in this country and around the world. What is this push to drink more water? Now, we know that Bloomberg doesn't want people drink sweetened soft drinks, limiting the size to 16 ounces. I'll tell you what I think it is. I think there's an all-out assault on soda pop, soft drinks. That's why, by the way, if you've noticed, all the soft drink companies now have their own version of bottled water. Coca-Cola has their own version of bottled water, and I'm sure Pepsi does.
I don't know what the brand is, but they're expanding into bottled water. You know how much bottled water actually comes out of somebody's tap? You would be amazed. I can't remember. I had the story not long ago about all of the deception in that industry. You know, I've always been amazed. The price of bottled water is far more expensive if you measure it by the gallon. When you go to the store and buy it, it's far more expensive than a gallon of gasoline.
The guys that produce the water don't have to do anything. They don't have to drill for it, they don't have to explore for it, they don't have to get permission from the government to go do things wherever they want. They don't scour the world. They don't have to go down 5,000 feet below the ocean floor to get it. They just turn on somebody's tap, and they claim it comes from some spring. I always thought if I was in the oil business, I'd really be ticked off that the bottled water guys are able to charge that much."
At this point, Mrs. Obama, (or "Moochelle" as Limbaugh calls her) could start a "Smoke cigars and drink OxyContin/mayonnaise smoothies" Initiative and Limbaugh would object.
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