We will need a lot more police officers
We will also need many more choke hold schools training officers to stop the criminals these new law will create.
Now that calorie counts on restaurant menus are a done deal, it's time to take the next step toward slimming America's flabby waistline.
A national soda tax.
I know, I know: This is the kind of nanny-state talk that causes seizures among conservatives and libertarians. It's an intrusion on personal freedom, a trampling of consumer choice, blah-blah-blah.
It's also, as we've learned from taxes on cigarettes and alcohol, a highly effective method of influencing behavior that carries high social costs.