Mike Bloomberg Really Wanted Poor People To Drink Less Soda

In 2010, at Bloomberg’s urging, the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance asked the U.S. Department of Agriculture, which oversees the program, for permission to run a special project adding sodas to the list of prohibited items, which already includes alcohol and non-food items.  

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