Bloomberg: It’s Good to Tax the Poor So They Can’t Afford Things That Might Hurt Them Like Soda

Bloomberg: It’s Good to Tax the Poor So They Can’t Afford Things That Might Hurt Them Like Soda

We folks in the New York area had a nickname for the former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

Nanny Bloomberg. Why? Because he always thought he had the right to control your behavior, that he could tell you what to do.

Soda might contribute to obesity? Place a tax on it to stop people from buying it.

Wait, doesn’t that actually adversely affect the poor more than other people?

That’s good. Indeed, as Bloomberg noted in a video last year that it was good to raise regressive taxes on poor people.

Americans for Tax Reform flagged the video and explained the backstory now that Bloomberg has announced his run for president.