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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Bloomberg Intends To Push Soda Ban Through Even If Someone Else Is Mayor

The Little Dictator just cannot take no for an answer:

The mayor of New York, Michael Bloomberg, vowed on Tuesday to continue his fight for a controversial ban on large sugary drinks after he leaves office, in a tacit admission that he will not be able to resurrect his signature health measure before a successor takes over.

After a state judge struck down the measure the day before it was due to come into force, Bloomberg called on the leading mayoral candidates to get behind it. But the ban appeared to be in tatters on Tuesday: any appeal is likely to outlast Bloomberg's mayoralty and the front-runners to succeed him have declared their opposition to the restrictions.

Speaking at a cafe in midtown Manhattan which has decided to voluntarily implement the suggested regulations, the mayor admitted his staffers "don't know" how long an appeal will take.

When the Guardian asked if Bloomberg could see the soda ban being something he continues pushing for after leaving office, the mayor replied: "You can take it to the bank."

"Yes, what I'm going to try to do is the same thing I've been doing. I want to leave this world a better place for my kids and for their kids, and shame on me if I don't," he said.

Long after Bloomberg leaves his City Hall bullpen for the last time, we will be dealing with his policies via his "philanthropy".

Gun control, education reform, health concerns - the mayor has more money than God and because of that, he knows what's best for all of us, all over this country.

Scary, but true: we live in an oligarchy where a little self-centered, arrogant ass like this can promote his policies with millions until her gets what he wants.


  1. Sorry to veer a little off topic, but there is a relationship between subjects. Couldn't find an email address or I would have mailed you the link:
    Finally, somebody in the media is making the connection between deformers, charter schools and the profit motive.

    1. Thanks, I saw this Sirota piece. It's a good one. I just haven't had enough time to get around to really doing a good post on it. But I will. Thanks again!


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