Mayor Bloomberg with Deputy Mayor Linda Gibbs (NYTimes)

And they wonder why people keep moving out of New York. Mayor Michael “Nanny” Bloomberg has decided to ban large soft drinks in New York City. “What if I want to buy a large and share it with my wife?” you ask. Stop arguing. Nanny knows what’s best for you.

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May 31, 2012 7:37 am

He should move to Israel and become a Jewish nanny. Nah,they probably don’t want his dumb ass either.

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PsychoDad
May 31, 2012 7:42 am

(H)e said. “I think that’s what the public wants the mayor to do.”

So. That’s what he thinks. Any evidence for that? Any research?

Just unbelievable. Gotta admit though, I was back down in NYC last Saturday with an old high school buddy. Man o man, walking down Madison Avenue on a Saturday morning is beautiful. I like NY a helluva lot more than Boston.

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Sidekick
May 31, 2012 8:03 am

I love to visit both cities but I wouldn’t want to live in either one again. They are both beautiful on the surface.

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Navyvet
May 31, 2012 7:53 am

Great news. I think it is asinine but when people get what they vote for, I am at happy for them. I think he should significantly raise taxes across the board in order to make his voters even happier.

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Not so silent
May 31, 2012 8:10 am

Tom Sullivan was talking about people leaving New York and California on his show yesterday. Both taxes tax you to death for everything and he sad somewhere around 400,000 people left New York and took about 20 Billion, that’s Billion, in taxable income with them, and this guy is worried about soda? What a moron. When Kalifornia falls into the ocean New York won’t be far behind..these Libturds are sooo outside the mainstream they don’t know what reality is…Now I am going to have a large Coke..Screw You Bloomturd.

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Noelegy
May 31, 2012 8:48 am

I read it was 3.4 million people who’ve left. Maybe that was just the state, not the city.

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Not so silent
May 31, 2012 11:40 am

I think his numbers were just the City, he had them both for major cities and for the entire state of New York and California…

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Sidekick
May 31, 2012 8:17 am

Below is an excerpt from a f/b thread between me and a guy I knew slightly from college. The thread was about this topic. Me: Move to a right to work state and your taxes will decrease. It isn’t magic. 13 hours ago · LikeUnlike · 1 # Other Guy: Yes, move to a “right to work” (I.e., no rights for YOU in your workplace), state, and MUCH more than your property and income taxes will decrease. Your private property rights will decrease. Individual rights decrease. Voting rights decrea…se. Wages decrease. Education decreases. Recreational opportunities decrease. Wildlife decreases. Quality of life decreases. But other things increase, like poverty, obesity, infant mortality, pollution, trailer parks, sales tax on food, and corporate rights. It isn’t magic; it’s greed and corporate welfare. Greetings from what you get when you have the lowest property taxes in the nation: Alabama. We dare defend corporate rights. Everybody else can F-off. Do you really want to live in Alabama? Is that the best this nation can aspire to now? Our low taxes are one reason other states pay more in federal tax. We get $1.25 +/- BACK from the federal government for each dollar we pay in… Read more »

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drb
May 31, 2012 8:51 am

Where do these people come from?

Unions.

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Sidekick
May 31, 2012 9:10 am

Not this guy. He is an over educated pseudo-intellectual

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drb
May 31, 2012 9:26 am

That would have been my second guess.

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Noelegy
May 31, 2012 8:46 am

Really, Mayor? You’ve solved all the other problems in your fair city, so you’ve got time to go after sugar and salt and fat?

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AZ Dude
May 31, 2012 12:13 pm

I blame it on Rudy G–he cleaned up the place so much Mayor Bloomers has nothing else to do!

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May 31, 2012 8:50 am

OK … from now on, everyone, buy two drinks at the same time! :-)

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drb
May 31, 2012 8:53 am

That’s exactly what will happen

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May 31, 2012 9:00 am

Will probably cost you more money – that may have been the whole point. Crony capitalism.

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Sidekick
May 31, 2012 9:12 am

The vendors certainly will make more money. Two smaller drinks will cost more than one large. New Yorkers = bovine. Dumb and easily led.

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drb
May 31, 2012 9:25 am

Oh I’m sure that was the point. I have no doubt about it.

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loshonhora
June 1, 2012 3:19 am

and will the city reap more soda tax from 2 drinks? hidden tax increase?…

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rick57
June 1, 2012 10:26 am

Nope….every retailer ought to run an unannounced special once or twice a week where you can buy two for one. For what people have to pay in NYC for anything that’s a deal no matter how you look at it.

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GhostntheMachine
June 4, 2012 2:31 pm

What I can’t figure is why the Greenie-Weenies aren’t throwing a hissy fit over this. Won’t this just create twice as much garbage for the landfills?

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Karmaa
June 19, 2012 1:25 pm

Because they are hypocrites? But no worries – they understand that this is just step-1 in the process. As soon as this passes, they will start to stir up the troops and scream bloody murder about limiting purchases.

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May 31, 2012 9:00 am

LOL even SF gets it. They’re talking on the radio going: duh, like someone won’t just buy 2 smaller bottles?

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Karmaa
June 19, 2012 1:29 pm

As soon as their medical-marijuana-stupor goes away, they will realize the possibilities. A flat excise tax on EACH CUP SOLD! Like they do to cigarettes now. Double the tax revenue, and the people are too stupid to understand… or care… so long as they can get their gluttony sated.

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JustAl
May 31, 2012 9:42 am

So.
Can a political party excommunicate a politician? Inquiring minds want to know!

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rick57
June 1, 2012 10:30 am

Why Dumkopf seems to be the perfect democrat, he’s only missing that crucial qualifier of a sex scandal to put him on the top shelf with the rest of the dem greats.

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mojo
May 31, 2012 11:04 am

Gracie Mansion is due for some heavy remodeling, I’d say.

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Paden
May 31, 2012 12:16 pm

Well you know Blowberg din’t ban large sodas because “he cares”, there has to be some thing more sinister behind all these “bans”

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Progressive Hemrrhoid
May 31, 2012 1:45 pm

Mayor Bloomtard is trying to increase revenue through the bottle deposit tax, IE: more containers, more taxes. But all he’s really going to create is another black market.
Pssssssstttt,
Hey kid, wanna buy a 2 liter bottle of Pepsi for your next party???

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Geoff B
June 1, 2012 12:51 am

This guy used to claim to be a Republican! WTF? Nancy Pelosi is Ann Coulter compared to this douchebag. People in San Francisco must think New Yorkers are a bunch of liberal pussies at this point.

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Henry
June 3, 2012 7:19 pm

Since the NYC population keeps increasing this headline should read “Why people keep moving TO New York.”

Census data here: http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/36/3651000.html

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June 3, 2012 7:31 pm

You apparently don’t understand statistics. The uptick in population is entirely immigrants, much of which is illegal. 1.6 million RSIDENTS of New York state moved out between 2000 and 2010. Meanwhile, states that aren’t run by morons are growing prodigiously.

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Henry
June 3, 2012 8:59 pm

Learn more about NYC population “churn” and domestic migration loss which is at levels below most of last decade. http://www.nyc.gov/html/dcp/html/census/popcur.shtml

In other words NYC has always relied on international migration as an increase in population, to offset waves of older immigrant populations moving out and new waves moving in. Also, many population experts agree that if we count undocumented the population would be even higher than reported.

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Sidekick
June 4, 2012 3:45 am

Look at the demos. It is the productive class that is moving out (read tax payers). The tax consumer class as evidenced by your post is moving into NYC and state. That is the issue not the raw population number. Same thing is happening in California.

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June 4, 2012 8:07 am

The Census DOES count undocumented. You don’t need to be a citizen to be counted in the Census. There have been about a thousand news stories in the last month talking about the fact that New York residents are moving out, so it’s a little weird that we’re debating this.

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June 19, 2012 9:27 am

I was once in a Geography class as a kid. We were given the chapter on New York City as a reading assignment. The next day, I was called on by the teacher, asked to tell something about the people of NYC that I had learned from the chapter.

“The people of New York City are stupid.”

“It said that in the book?”

“Yes. It said that New York City is densely populated.”

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Kirsten B
June 18, 2012 5:29 am

Guess What? I’m leaving New York! I am not an undocumented immigrant, immigrant, etc. I was born and raised here as well as my family. I’m the only knucklehead left here and I am done. I want the world to know that New York will no longer chew me up and spit me out with its “wannabe aristocratic, upper echelon WASPs and mid life crisis rock band pipe dream has beens that never will be”. There, I said it. I am so done and over this place. I never realized how spoiled and blinded I was by this place. I now see the light and will never make the mistake again. Farewell and the sooner you can get out the more real you will be.

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KimmyQueen
June 19, 2012 11:40 am

In college the Psych professor cited a study done at some point that stated that out of 10 people I believe it was 6 o 7 people that suffered or had SOME kind of mental disease. Although of course a serious subject, he did joke that you have to be insane to move to New York. It seems that is truly the case… insane and/or illegal it seems.

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June 19, 2012 1:00 pm

I was there for one weekend. Not going back.

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