Forget soda, let’s ban all food

I thought the ban on large sodas was bad, but this is a whole new level.  In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, with the city’s resources stretched, Mayor Bloomberg has now banned donations of food to homeless shelters.  Why?  Because they city is too busy with disaster recovery to properly assess salt, fat, and fiber levels in the donated food, and therefore can’t ensure that it meets nutritional standards.  Really?!  Could it be any more obvious that government regulations, even with the best of intentions, are going to end up harming the poorest and most vulnerable?

One comment

  1. Don’t be silly, Julie. Don’t you know that government officials are the only ones with sufficient moral character to engage in charity? Left to their own devices, private organizations that operate on a voluntary basis would make homeless people obese, diabetic, and costing the taxpayer. NOT.

    Comment by Fergus Hodgson on November 10, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    Fergus Hodgson

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