Monday, January 11, 2010

King Bloomberg - Quote Of The Day by Elizabeth Benjanin » The Daily Politics - NY Daily News

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This one comes to you compliments of Mayor Bloomberg, the man who salts his saltines but is self-aware enough to realize that's not optimal behavior - not for him, and certainly not for you.

In discussing the next step in his administration's crusade in the name of healthy eating - a call for a voluntary 25 percent reduction of salt in products by the food industry - Bloomberg rejected the "nanny state" argument, insisting the city "isn't coming down anybody's throat."

He went on to liken the effort to get excessive salt out of prepared foods to removing asbestos from schools, reasoning:

"Salt and asbestos. Clearly, both are bad for you."