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Mexicans Donít Want Bloomberg Harassing Them About Soda Consumption Either
New York Magazine ^ | 10/10 | Margaret Hartmann

Posted on 10/11/2013 7:13:32 AM PDT by nickcarraway

Since it seems unlikely that Mayor Bloomberg's successor will take up his crusade against unreasonably large sodas, he can only hope that someday New Yorkers will realize they miss having a mayor who cared so much about whether they were obese and diabetic. In the meantime, he's exporting his dietary finger-wagging to Mexico, and it isn't going over very well. The AP reports Bloomberg has become a target in the debate over a proposal to impose a 1 peso (8 cent) per liter tax on soft drinks. The mayor hasn't spoken out on the issue, but Bloomberg Philanthropies donated $10 million to "top research and advocacy organizations" that support the soda tax. Several ads published in recent days declare, "No to the Bloomberg Tax," and there's a new carpetbagging angle to the usual "Nanny Bloomberg" complaints. "Bloomberg ... has the right to be crazy, but he doesn't have the right to come here and impose his craziness on us," said Cuauhtemoc Rivera, leader of Mexico's National Association of Small Stores.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; Government; Mexico
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1 posted on 10/11/2013 7:13:32 AM PDT by nickcarraway
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Well... he’s just going to Mexico to do the job that Mexicans won’t do.


2 posted on 10/11/2013 7:17:15 AM PDT by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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Coloradans do not like the eastern liberal rich activists taking away their gun rights.
3 posted on 10/11/2013 7:17:56 AM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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If only there were a hole, like a cenote, that he could accidentally drive into.


4 posted on 10/11/2013 7:19:54 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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Bloomberg inc. must not be invested in sugar futures.


5 posted on 10/11/2013 7:23:31 AM PDT by eleni121 ("All Along the Watchtower" Book of Isaiah, Chapter 21, verses 5-9)
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To: nickcarraway

Just wait until he starts attacking those extra-large tacos.


6 posted on 10/11/2013 7:56:05 AM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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Maybe one of the drug cartels will become popular in Mexico by taking out Bloomberg.

Seriously, elections in Mexico have been determined by the price of the basic staples rice and beans. Soda is one of the very few luxuries that many people can afford. And for some Yanqui a-hole to steal that away from the poorest of Mexicans would not be taken well at all.

It rates up there with stealing candy from a baby. Which Bloomberg would also likely do, before shoving it in his maw, because he *likes* candy, even though his doctors say it is not good for him.


7 posted on 10/11/2013 8:09:01 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (The best War on Terror News is at rantburg.com)
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Bloomberg needs to find a hobby other than trying to run other people’s lives.


8 posted on 10/11/2013 9:15:12 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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Yah,but they *do* want him to keep sending out those EBT cards,Obama Phones,Section 8 checks,etc.


9 posted on 10/11/2013 10:28:02 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Osama Obama Care: A Religion That Will Have You On Your Knees!)
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