Mayor Bloomberg: “Let Them Eat Cake”

Mayor Michael Bloomberg would apparently prefer his storm-ravaged city’s homeless eat nothing at all than benefit from the generosity of private individuals—declaring that only items his food police pass inspection on can be donated to city homeless shelters:

Another example of why the government does not belong in the business of charitable relief. If you want to help those in need, tell the busy-body Mayor and his ilk to take a hike, and give to the Salvation Army or the accountable, private charity of your choosing.

Mary L. G. Theroux is Senior Vice President of the Independent Institute. Having received her A.B. in economics from Stanford University, she is Managing Director of Lightning Ventures, L.P., a San Francisco Bay Area investment firm, former Chairman of the Board of Advisors for the Salvation Army of both San Francisco and Alameda County, and Vice President of the C.S. Lewis Society of California.
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