Is NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg merely the gullible avant-garde for the paternalistic nanny state – or more sinisterly (which coincidentally is defined as being related to the left) is he a herald of the coming fascist regime? Whatever his motivation, he’s a very conflicted man.
Within one week, I came across the following two stories. How could both ideas be generated by the same person? Unless, of course, that same person is really more than one person. It’s gotta stink being Bloomberg.
Here’s the latest smack on taxpayers.
The city spent $32,000 on 70,000 fliers that tell you how to shoot heroin, complete with detailed tips on prepping the dope and injecting it into your arm.
The 16-page pamphlet features seven comics-like illustrations and offers dope fiends such useful advice as “Warm your body (jump up and down) to show your veins,” and “Find the vein before you try to inject.”
It even encourages addicts to keep jabbing if their needles miss the mark.
“If you don’t ‘register,’ pull out and try again,” it says.
First New York City required restaurants to cut out trans fat. Then it made restaurant chains post calorie counts on their menus. Now it wants to protect people from another health scourge: salt.
On Monday, the Bloomberg administration plans to unveil a broad new health initiative aimed at encouraging food manufacturers and restaurant chains across the country to curtail the amount of salt in their products.
The plan, for which the city claims support from health agencies in other cities and states, sets a goal of reducing the amount of salt in packaged and restaurant food by 25 percent over the next five years.