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Michael Bloomberg Fires Back at Mississippi

This could be a very entertaining feud!

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Yesterday, we talked about what’s informally being called the “anti-Bloomberg bill,” which bans the cities and counties of Mississippi from regulating health policy.

Of course, the jab here is that New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg sought impose a soda ban on large, sugary drinks and had his initiative knocked down by a state judge earlier this week. The Mississippi bill is expected to be signed into law shortly and, in response to the bill, Michael Bloomberg had some words.

“You gotta love it. In the state with the highest rate of obesity, they pass a law that says you can’t do anything about it,” Bloomberg said during his weekly radio interview. The mayor said the Southern state’s action was “so inconceivable” that if someone wrote a movie about it, they’d never find a producer. “It would be so ridiculous.”

Okay, so it wasn’t the slickest of burns. I might have gone with something about how even the name Mississippi is kind of fat. But if there’s one thing that this country needs right now, it’s absolutely a Michael Bloomberg-Mississippi feud.

Earlier: Mississippi Passes Anti-Bloomberg Law
N.Y. mayor ‘shocked’ by soda law ruling, takes shot at Mississippi law [LAT]

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Andrew Magee says:

Actually West Virginia is listed as the most obese state in the nation, so another blunder by Bloomberg there, and the man’s nothing but a control freak anyway. It’s too bad the people of New York continue to foolishly trust this nanny state nazi..

    You’re wrong. It is still Mississippi, 6th year in a row.
    http://newsfeed.time.com/2012/08/15/whats-the-fattest-state-in-america/

      Andrew Magee says:

      It was announced earlier this month that West Virginia had taken the top spot.

        pkbrandon says:

        Doesn’t change the basic point.
        Adopting Bloomberg’s policy could save Southrun lives.
        And people who toss the term ‘nazi’ around demonstrate both their ignorance and poor manners. Last I heard, Bloomberg had neither arrested nor shot anyone for drinking too much soda.

          Andrew Magee says:

          By all means, if you need someone else to make all your decisions for you, then embrace the nanny state.

          pkbrandon says:

          The usual oversimplified black and white reasoning.
          Appropriate government regulation does not mean regulating ALL behavior (or do you believe in anarchy; NO government regulation?).

          Andrew Magee says:

          The man’s throwing a hissy fit because he didn’t get his way for once, he’s taking his anger out on other states because of it, and rest assured, there ARE some in Washington who WOULD like to regulate everything. That’s the problem with big government.

          I’m not saying no to all regulations, but I say let the people decide what they want to eat or drink. If they want to eat healthy, then fine but that decision should be theirs to make, not the government’s.

          pkbrandon says:

          Unless you live in NYC he’s not your problem.

          Andrew Magee says:

          If only that were true, but unfortunately there’s people like him all over the place, people who believe that they should be making all your decisions for you.

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