Sounds like an Onion headline, right? Unfortunately, it’s sadly true that the mayor, while talking about a sugary beverage tax, invites the purveyors of those same beverages to prey on the city’s kids by ceding soda machines prime real estate in the city’s playgrounds. Many of the playgrounds don’t even have drinking fountains. He might as well pry their little mouths open and pour the corn syrup in. Iowa famers thank you, Mayor Bloomberg.
And as for the mayor’s own eating habits.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on October 1, 2009