"NYC outlawed big, fizzy drinks and it will probably save the city boatloads of money."
*wipes away tears, takes deep breath*
It wasn't a war on fizzy, genius, and it will cost more in tax revenue than it will ever save, plus, it will cost every retail establishment revenue, which means even less tax revenue.
I couldn't even tell you about ice volume for a super-tanker drink, or how many ounces of actual displacement occurs, or even how many half full super-tankers are simply discarded.
But, the Mayor of New York city, that's a facebooking genius. /sarcasm.
"should we take those things away to stop enabling people?"
Yes, we should, as long as you are prepared to pay for a Big Mac house, a fizzy drink house, and a lethal level of corn syrup house as well.
Maybe you need to follow our constitution and quit enabling stupidity on our dime.
I know, it makes no sense to talk about stupidity to someone so stupid, but I tried.