November 9, 2012
Nanny State Strikes Again: NYC Bans Food Donations To The HomelessTopics: Political News and commentaries
Liberal-Progressive Democrats do not want help for the poor to come from anywhere but the government. The concept of traditional charity is so passé.
Take, for example, one of NYC's Mayor Michael Bloomberg's latest moves to totally do away with the public's desire to do good and make everyone look only to the government for help:
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- Mayor Michael Bloomberg's food police have struck again!Welcome to liberal-progressive secularist's nanny state America.
Outlawed are food donations to homeless shelters because the city can't assess their salt, fat and fiber content, reports CBS 2's Marcia Kramer.
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.
It-s the "no bagels for you" edict.
"I can't give you something that's a supplement to the food you already have? Sorry that's wrong," Richter said.
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.
Richter said he was stunned. He said his family has eaten the same food forever and flourished. ...
Posted by Hyscience at November 9, 2012 2:30 PM
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