Put Mike Bloomberg’s Anti-Salt Campaign on Ice

by Mike on January 11, 2010

in Politics

Michael Bloomberg’s administration is once again sticking its nose into New Yorkers’ private lives, this time kicking off a public campaign to encourage people to cut back on salt.  Unlike Bloomberg’s previous food nazi initiatives, this one is voluntary.  There will be no fines for eating those tasty Belgian fries in the East Village, so this isn’t as much a liberty issue this time as it is a fiscal one.

Although Bloomberg decided not to fine people this time, an ad campaign still requires the use of taxpayer dollars at a time when people can least afford it.  Of course, such a campaign is a waste of money even during times of plenty because nagging people into eating a certain way is never the government’s business.  That’s especially true when the particular government has a questionable track record of judging what’s good for you.

Bloomberg should just learn to mind his own business.

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