Pol­icy wonks: Mike Bloomberg Just Wasted $10 Mil­lion

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Res­i­dents of Cook County, Ill., which in­cludes Chicago, are cel­e­brat­ing “a much-needed win for con­sumer free­dom” af­ter re­peal of its “wildly un­pop­u­lar” soda tax, re­port Guy Bent­ley and Daniel Takash at The Wash­ing­ton Ex­am­iner. The Board of Com­mis­sion­ers vote was 15-2, “de­spite a $10 mil­lion ad cam­paign sup­port­ing the tax, funded by the na­tion’s wealth­i­est nanny, for­mer New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.” Such taxes “have a dis­pro­por­tion­ate im­pact on the poor,” dis­tract “from the real fi­nan­cial problems fac­ing ar­eas like Cook County” and have a pro­found neg­a­tive im­pact on small-busi­ness sales. More­over, “the po­ten­tial health ben­e­fits touted by Bloomberg . . . are mas­sively ex­ag­ger­ated.”

Michael Bloomberg

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