Mayor Bloomberg proposes that people shouldn’t be allowed to buy soda with food stamps.
I agree. Soda is an unnecessary luxury good. Water is free. The problem with this proposal is that it doesn’t go far enough. Food stamps shouldn’t be allowed to buy any luxury food items at all. In fact, the only thing you should be able to buy with them is Soylent Green.
Mayor Bloomberg's proposal only enforces SWPL ideas of what poor people should be eating. Soda is out, but you can used the food stamps to buy some overpriced SWPL drink like pomegranate fruit punch which is just as unhealthy as the soda.