NY Mayor Bloomberg Came Up With Another Idea to Protect Us From Ourselves...

@Adoniah (7523)
United States
March 1, 2013 5:53pm CST
He keeps coming up with all these ideas to make sure that we eat and drink the way he wants us too...His version of healthy. Well, now he is worried about the homeless. So, when the restaurants donate food for the homeless, it must be inspected for: sugar, salt, fat, and calorie content. If it does not come up to the bloomderthal's regulations, it will be tossed and not given to the homeless and hungry. Hmmm, I thought the whole point of feeding the homeless was to Give them MORE calories not less... The article mentioned that the mayor may be suffering from schizophrenia...I think he has a severe case of narcissism...
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@peavey (15865)
• United States
2 Mar 13
Or plain old idiocy! It would be hilarious if it wasn't so serious. He'd rather people didn't eat at all than to eat something that had more calories in it than nutritionists think the average person needs?? Real sensible.
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@Adoniah (7523)
• United States
2 Mar 13
I volunteer at a food bank distribution location. I see every type of person go through the lines...Most of the homeless volunteer to do all of the hard labor entailed in sorting and packing the products to be given out. It takes 3 whole days a week to get ready for over a thousand people. The homeless work hard and the scammers just line up and take, and there are a lot of scammers... During the thanksgiving holidays it is the same thing at the various churches who do dinners for the "homeless". I feel really bad for the truly homeless. Many of them actually have jobs and rely on churches to provide places to shower etc. These people that are employed cannot make enough money to pay rent and there are too few shelters. I do not feel sorry for the MANY morbidly obese scammers that show up. They always seem to get just what they need when they need it, yet they still hog the food designed for the truly poor and homeless.
@peavey (15865)
• United States
4 Mar 13
Yes, that's all true. My brother runs a church sponsored mission and there are people who go there all the time who don't need it. The homeless have a different attitude somehow. Some of the homeless volunteer to help at the mission on a regular basis and my brother makes sure they get a good box of food when the time comes.
@lampar (7597)
• United States
2 Mar 13
May be he is not happy to see the homeless not going hungry while sleeping by the street corners. By denying those homeless with donated food from restaurants base on health reason, he may get to reduce the number of homeless within his big apple without second guessing. It is very difficult for ordinary people to understand fully the main intention behind a very wealthy genius mayor, let alone his policy. Sigh!!
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@Adoniah (7523)
• United States
2 Mar 13
Many of those sleeping on the streets are also ill or mentally ill. All the more reason to NOT deprive them of calories...
@lampar (7597)
• United States
2 Mar 13
My personal opinion is that those food donated by restaurant in reality is a lot better than those they found in the dumpster for consumption to stay alive every day. I am sure no homeless person will tell you they worry about consuming high calories food or becoming 'obese' with sparse food they have from restaurant, only someone with unlimited resources and plenty of $$$ will worry about too much 'calories' in his food like a billionaire mayor. Homeless people understand they don't live in a perfect world where everyone can 'afford' to choose what type of food to put inside their mouth.
• United States
2 Mar 13
I definitely think that he is taking his power WAY too far! I do not think that he has the right to tell people what they can and cannot eat, especially if they are homeless ... if homeless people decide to take food out of the garbage rather than starving, is Mayor Bloomberg going to punish them, especially if the food does not meet his health guidelines.
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@Adoniah (7523)
• United States
2 Mar 13
Did you know that more and more restaurants are locking their dumpsters too keep the homeless out of their alleys and dumpsters. Some cities are even passing ordinances requiring that all businesses lock their dumpsters so that no one sleeps in them. Do you realize how many homeless die every year by being squashed...?
@Fatcat44 (1142)
• United States
2 Mar 13
Sometimes the ones thinking they have the solutions are the problem. Only in the US will the hungry be denied food because may contain too much calories, or fat. Some elites are totally out of touch. Why not let them eat cake?
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@Adoniah (7523)
• United States
2 Mar 13
We the People are to be controlled and treated like idiots...Those who are in control thinkthat they are the only ones who CAN think...
@cripfemme (7719)
• United States
2 Mar 13
As a health educator and low income person, I can KIND OF see a point, fast food is cheap, filling, and bad for you. The last thing a homeless person needs is to get an obesity-related illness on top of whatever else is going badly in their lives. However, if it's a choice between fast food and no food, I say bring on the burgers.
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@agent807 (716)
• United States
4 Mar 13
There are multiple things wrong with that. First of all, a homeless person has more pressing issues than counting carbs or calories, and what kind of diet they have. It is nice to be concerned about how someone is eating, but let's start with their bigger problems first. They are living out on the streets with the rats amongst other things. They are basically surviving. They are for the most part concerned about if they can get any food, let alone it having saturated fat. That definitely sounds elitist and out of touch. There are too many people in the world starving because they cannot get any food whatsoever, let alone anything decent, and yet, he is willing to let more food go to waste because of this standard. This country already wastes enough food already.