Ever since The One and his micro-brained minion of an AG decided to prosecute the 9/11 terrorists in New York City, Chuckie Schumer (D-NY) has been doing everything he can to make sure the federal government pays for the security that will be needed, even as the cost of the security has grown from $75 million, to $200 million, to $400 million...
That seems to leave New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg with a helluva lot of free time to concentrate on the most "important" issue facing his city. Would it be crime? Nope. Terrorism? Nah. This:
Mayor Bloomberg, the mayor who declared war on tobacco, sugary drinks and trans fats, has identified a new public enemy -- now he wants to protect New Yorkers from salt.
Another nanny-state twit adds:
Health Commissioner Dr. Thomas Farley launches a campaign today to cut New Yorkers' sodium intake by one-fifth over five years.
"If we achieve our goal, we would talk about saving tens of thousands of lives," Farley said, predicting that deaths from strokes and heart attacks will dramatically fall.
Despite the fact that people are doing a better job of handling their own health, as the increased life expectancy increasing to an all-time high would bear out, that isn't good enough for petty tyrants like Bloomberg.
Like I said, Bloomberg has too much time on his hands.
(Hat tip: JammieWearingFool)