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Feb 15, 2013 Comments Off Chuck Biscuits

Yet. But we know he’d like to, and would, if he could get away with it.

Excerpted from The Wall Street Journal: First he banned smoking in bars and restaurants, then trans-fats, then large sugary drinks and now New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has his eyes set on Styrofoam.

“I am very upset with you,” a caller, identified as Chris from Staten Island, told Bloomberg on the mayor’s weekly radio show Friday morning.

“You’re on a track to ban everything, and I’d like to know why do you feel that (way)? I mean, no other mayor is doing what you’re doing. (Former Mayor Rudy) Giuliani would never ban everything.”

“You can still buy cigarettes,” the mayor replied. “We haven’t banned that!”

The mayor added: “This is not asking anybody to do anything that’s really going to hurt anybody. But it’s good for everybody. So we’re not banning everything!”