Lawmakers over in Mississippi are probably not going to be best friends forever with New York City’s Mayor Michael Bloomberg any time soon, considering they’re pushing a bill that’s the opposite of what Bloomberg is trying to do in his city. No matching bracelets for these two camps.
The New York Daily News says over in Mississippi — which the story points out is the most obese state in the U.S. — they’ve approved an “anti-Bloomberg bill” that would ban communities from requiring restaurants to post calorie counts or limit portion sizes.
And lest you think a local rule against toys in kids’ meals would be a good idea, the bill would put the kibosh on that as well. The governor is expected to sign the bill.
State Sen. Tony Smith wrote the bill and also owns a BBQ chain. He says it’s all about limiting the power of the government.
“If we give government a little more control of our personal rights — where does it stop?” he told the Daily News, adding that Bloomberg’s health crusade gave him some motivation to write the bill.