Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Too much regulation?


The city is spending thousands of tax dollars to study a major menace to the city: table salt.

The Department of Health is planning to pay $38,000 to a consultant to conduct a four-month study of the savory mineral, then put together databases to track sodium levels in processed and fast food.

The department started its quest for the condiment consultant on April 8 as part of its initiative to lower salt intake launched last year.

While health officials tout its importance, the study has left critics with bad tastes in their mouths.

"I think it's a waste of city money," said City Councilman Tony Avella. "It's more nanny government. They tell us what to do, and they'll use studies to back it up and justify it."

Health officials scoffed at claims that the study is a waste, considering that heart attacks and strokes annually kill about 24,000 New Yorkers.

We know too much salt is bad already. I guess a salt tax is next on Bloomie's list. Why not just be do it instead of wasting time and money on studies? It's not like the council's going to stand up to you.


Anonymous said...

Maybe a waste, maybe not. I know that I almost lost my eyesight to excessive salt.

Regardless of what the big I ams say, it is a good idea to cut the salt and have your eyes and blood pressure monitored regularly. Salud.

Taxpayer said...

Anonymous said:
"Maybe a waste, maybe not. I know that I almost lost my eyesight to excessive salt."

Who diagnosed your eyesight problem? The Commissar? Or a licensed physician?

Which do you prefer: (1) listening to your own doctor who diagnoses and prescribes your personal health problem?

Or, (2) letting the Commissar prescribe your health measures without ever having him see you?

We certainly don't need this miserably ignorant moron instructing us as to how to live healthy lives. He's practicing medicine without a license.

Commissars want control over their inferiors. Nothing else.

On November 3, dump this miserable moron and then go out for a steak slathered in gravy and topped by plenty of salt. Then have a delicious giant chocolate sugared donut cooked in trans fat!

Let's celebrate the end of this Titan of Commerce on November 3.

Anonymous said...

This Bloomslime better not tell me to cut my salt. There's no way.

Nanny government - I like that.

Anonymous said...

Now wait just a minute here folks.
This makes good sense

Bloomberg wants us to cosume less table salt so there will be enough for NYC to use on the streets during snow emergency days!

Send that ass to the salt mines!

That's what they used to do to former commissars in Russia!

Anonymous said...

Yes, taxpayer, you make an excellent point, but typically the huge amount of salt is used to disguise spoiled foods, so I don't have much concern for the restaurant owners who do this either. If you want to add your own salt, shakers are available.

Anonymous said...

Next hizzoner will be micromanaging us to the extent of imposing a daily booty inspection to see if our asses are clean enough!


Anonymous said...

OMG. Hysterical!

Who would have the honor or should I say dishonor of inspecting his?

Anonymous said...

Christine Quinn or course...
"Italian Girl".

She's always busy kissing his ass anyway!

Anonymous said...

Let's all take rabid pride in our unhealthy lifestyles!
Fcuk 'em if they want to make us healthy (and less of a burden on the payer of health insurance premiums)!

We don't want "socialized" national health insurance, but we'll whine when we get diabetes, or high blood pressure, or...