Posts Tagged ‘Nanny Bloomberg’

Mexico: Bloomberg wants “sugary drinks” taxed

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

Nanny Bloomberg’s on the job,
Mexico Proposes Tax on Sugary Beverages
Bill Aims to Contain Obesity and Diabetes Epidemics
(emphasis added)

The sugar content of carbonated soda has received heaps of attention in Mexico recently, following a public awareness campaign funded in part by Bloomberg Philanthropies, the umbrella organization for New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s charitable activities. An initiative in the Senate called for a 20% tax on soda.

Well, if Bloomberg’s really that interested in blood sugar levels, is he going to push for a tax on fruit juices?

Coca Cola has a glycemic index of 63 and a glycemic load of 16. Unsweetened orange juice has a glycemic index of 50 and a glycemic load of 12. Both are going to give you a sugar high. While juice contains vitamins, your body can’t tell where that sugar’s coming from – both affect your blood sugar and insulin levels.

So, tax the public, El Bloombito.

Nanny Bloomberg: Feel the pain! UPDATED

Friday, January 11th, 2013

Don’t get injured in New York City, because Nanny Bloomberg knows better than your doctor:
New York City to Restrict Prescription Painkillers in Public Hospitals’ Emergency Rooms

Under the new city policy, most public hospital patients will no longer be able to get more than three days’ worth of narcotic painkillers like Vicodin and Percocet. Long-acting painkillers, including OxyContin, a familiar remedy for chronic backache and arthritis, as well as Fentanyl patches and methadone, will not be dispensed at all.

How often is Oxycontin prescribed in emergency rooms anyway, and why is Bloomberg sticking his nose on this?

And lost, stolen or destroyed prescriptions will not be refilled.

After I came up with this post’s title I found out Stephen Green had it, too.

A mayor’s job is shovel the snowcatch criminals. Not this stuff.

If NYC has a problem with junkies and painkillers, I suggest they start dealing with the junkies. Instead, Bloomberg will crack down mostly on people who aren’t breaking the law, by doing what governments do best: Creating shortages of vital goods.

But fear not, the short, plump mayor knows what’s best for you.

UPDATE:
Howard Portnoy:

Michael R. Bloomberg isn’t a doctor, and he doesn’t even play one on television. But that hasn’t stopped him from practicing medicine. Last July, he ordered New York City hospitals to begin hiding baby formula so that mothers of newborns would be forced to nurse their infant children. A month earlier, he enacted a ban on soft drinks larger than 16 fluid ounces, seeming to understand that if he didn’t take action, his patients – er, subjects … er, constituents … would drink themselves to an early, sugary death.