Your editor is not very supportive of welfare: to him, the enforced “charity” of taking money from people who work to give to people who won’t is simply wrong. However, private charity is a matter of the individual or group or corporation, of their own free will, voluntarily giving part of their money to help others they believe need help; I absolutely support people giving privately. However, Sister Toldjah has an example of how private charity just isn’t good enough for one of the do-gooders on the left:
Posted by: ST on March 20, 2012 at 6:22 pm< Good grief:
In a move that combines the mayor’s affinity for overbearing health regulations with his controversial stance on homeless shelters already under fire from advocacy groups and City Council members, a new rule barring food donations to shelters is raising even more concern.
CBS reports on the bizarre rule that turns away food, perhaps the most needed item for any shelter, because according to health officials, it’s impossible to gauge the items’ salt, fiber, and other nutritional stats.
When asked about the contradictory stipulation, Bloomberg huffed, “For the things that we run because of all sorts of safety reasons, we just have a policy it is my understanding of not taking donations.”
Unfortunately, news of the rule is just another day in Bloomberg’s “nanny-state.” The mayor has been repeatedly criticized for his health initiatives, with many believing his well-intentioned moves to improve New Yorkers’ health ultimately infringe upon basic rights.
Unfortunately, your editor’s inferior intelligence prevents him from seeing the obvious brilliance of making sure that the homeless don’t eat too much salt by depriving them of food, period. I’m certain that our much smarter friends on the left will be able to explain it.
More on Sis’ site.