Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Is The Government Overstepping Again?
Four Loko had been the subject of many media reports which suggested that Four Loko's mixture of alcohol and caffeine causes young people to engage in risky behavior.(Excuse me, isn't the drinking of alcohol alone a risky behavior?)The drink was even dubbed "Blackout in a Can," and the story soon moved from newsrooms to Congress, where officials like Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) demanded that it be pulled from shelves.
"We must protect children(Chuck, you have to be 21 to buy Four Loko) from the severe and deadly consequences of drinks like Four Loko," declared Schumer. The Food and Drug Administration agreed, and in November federal regulators banned Four Loko.