As you're probably aware of by now, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg tossed his hat into the ring and announced that he is running for president. Just another Democrat in an already crowded field of Democrats.
Most people don't even want to support Bloomberg. Even with Judge Judy on his side and making an appearance on Bill Maher recently to make a case as to why she thinks Bloomberg is the only person who can bring our country back together.
He is no stranger to stupid decisions and ideas, but this time he made an attempt to justify taxing poor people.
Michael Bloomberg said, "I listen to people who say, 'Well we don’t want to tax the poor.' Well, we want the poor to live longer. So that they can get an education and enjoy life. And that’s why you do want to do exactly what a lot of people say you don’t want to do. The question is do you want to pander to those people or do you want to get them to live longer. And there’s just no question if you raise taxes on full sugary drinks, for example, they will drink less."
He even mentioned his disastrous sugary drinks ban in which he attempted to limit the sales of sugary drinks larger than 16 ounces. It's not the government's job to be our babysitter and tell us what we can and can't consume.
The government should be ensuring that we maintain our rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. When you tell us I can't order a 20oz soda, that is infringing upon my rights.
Obviously, drinking large quantities of soda isn't the best thing for anyone, but it is not the government's job to tell them that. If that person, in the pursuit of happiness, wants to drink a large soda with his triple cheeseburger, instead of telling him he can't drink that, they should make sure that he can drink it.
“When we raise taxes on the poor, it’s good because then the poor will live longer because they can’t afford as many things that kill them.”
~Nanny State Mayor Bloomberg https://t.co/23p443ieg4
— Rob O'Donnell (@odonnell_r) November 28, 2019