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Friday, June 29, 2012

Porker news

Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) has named New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg its Porker of the Month for proposing a ban on sugary drinks larger than 16 ounces at restaurants, food carts, movie theaters, and any other venues that receive letter grades from the city for food service. 

Mayor Bloomberg, who already imposed bans on trans fats and smoking in parks, fully embraces the dubious distinction of becoming the national face of the overreaching “nanny state.” If approved by the city’s Board of Health, the mayor’s action will increase costs to New York City taxpayers, who will be forced to underwrite the expansion of the size and scope of enforcement and inspection activities by the health department. 

Corinne Krupp, a professor of public policy at Duke University, told The Wall Street Journal, the mayor’s proposal is “silly” and not “an effective public policy to address obesity.” 

For becoming a national scold and slurping up New York City taxpayers’ money to fund the food police, Mayor Bloomberg is CAGW’s June, 2012 Porker of the Month.

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