Why does Bloomberg Hate the Blind?

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    Read more: Blind vendors speak out against Mayor Michael Bloomberg's plan to limit high-calorie drinks on city property - NYPOST.com

    Move to San Francisco Bloomie.
     
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    Where does it say Bloomberg hates blind people?
     
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    Looks to me that Bloomberg hates free choice and capitalism. Not really the blind.
     
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    Your title sounds like Ravi made it! :lol:
     
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    Yes I was being facetious. Just like anyone who proposes changes to Medicaid "hates the poor" and anyone who proposes changes to Medicare "want to throw grandma off a cliff".

    But Bloomberg certainly is short sighted (no pun intended). There are newstands on every block in the city. If someone wants a soda, they need only walk outside. Where is the data that says that eliminating soda in public buildings will reduce obesity in a city of 8 million people and home to over 20,000 restaurants? There are NINE blind vendors.

    Gimme a friggin break.
     
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    Far be it for me to defend Emperor Bloomberg, but I don't see how this translates to "hating capitalism".

    Seems to me, a self-made billionaire probably likes capitalism a whole lot. Sounds like he just doesn't like sugary soda. (Don't get my wrong, I'm not agreeing with him at all).
     
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    Telling people they can only sell their legal wares under such ridiculous regulations seems to be capitalist hating to me.
     
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    Agreed. move him OUT of NY...maybe he can Marry Pelosi by proxy?
     
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    Bloomberg is an IDIOT and Reflects himself as the Big Worm in the Sour Apple that is NYC, the cradle of NE Statism...
     
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    Terms like "hating capitalism" are thrown around to the point where they become meaningless.

    I think that Bloomberg's decision is a manifestation of his control-freak, nanny-state nonsense - not of his "hating capitalism".

    You can't just lump everything you don't like under "hating capitalism".
     

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