Or so says that jumped up little fascist Mike Bloomberg. And the killer in question? Ben & Jerry's!
"Heart disease is the number one killer in the nation,” said Mayor Blomberg, “and we must do everything we can to get Ben and Jerry and these other killers off our streets.”
Seems our little health nutter isn't content with trying to ban smoking in private houses, or indeed with requiring restaurants to produce a full nutritional study with every portion - he's now using New York's tax dollars to buy up ice cream at $5 a litre.
So if you're somewhere near New York how about:
In previous buybacks, enterprising individuals have even bought cheap ice cream at Walmart and sold it back to the city at a profit.
Apparently these buy-backs have no noticeable effect but are popular - not surprising since lots of New Yorkers are getting what amounts to some free cash. Presumably to spend on malt liquor, corn dogs and burgers?