Sandy left vast misery in its wake. Good people have stepped forward to relieve the suffering — but NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg won’t allow it, lest someone consume the essential nutrient salt, which some liberals regard as politically incorrect:
Glenn Richter arrived at a West Side synagogue on Monday to collect surplus bagels — fresh nutritious bagels — to donate to the poor. However, under a new edict from Bloomberg’s food police he can no longer donate the food to city homeless shelters. …
Richter has been collecting food from places like the Ohav Zedek synagogue and bringing it to homeless shelters for more than 20 years, but recently his donation, including a “cholent” or carrot stew, was turned away because the Bloomberg administration wants to monitor the salt, fat and fiber eaten by the homeless. …
But Mayor Bloomberg, a salt-aholic himself, was unapologetic.
According to NYC’s rulers, it would be better for people to go hungry than to eat something in which salt levels had not been sufficiently regulated.
Bloomberg’s main achievement as mayor has been to prove that there is no extreme of liberal totalitarianism so grotesquely cruel and absurd that New Yorkers will rebel against it.
On tips from Wiggins and The MaryHunter.