When he’s not out testing his wings as a potential presidential candidate, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is busy touting things like “Meatless Mondays,” where the city is mandating vegetarian diets at public schools.
The one thing de Blasio is not as interested in is New York City’s looming financial crisis.
The New York Post reported over the weekend the Big Apple “is careening closer to all-out financial bankruptcy for the first time since Mayor Abraham Beame ran the city more than 40 years ago.”
More from The Post:
As tax-fleeced businesses and individuals flee en masse, and city public spending surges into the stratosphere, financial analysts say Gotham is perilously near total fiscal disaster.
Long-term debt is now more than $81,100 per household, and Mayor Bill de Blasio is ramping up to spend as much as $3 billion more in the new budget than the current $89.2 billion.
City spending is up 32 percent since de Blasio took office, the article notes, which is triple the rate of inflation. And while the mayor has proposes some savings, analysts say the cuts may need to be deeper.
But restricting the diets of school kids to “save our planet” is right up Hizzoner’s alley, as he announced on Monday that “for decades we told our kids to eat their vegetables” … and now we’re going to force them to.
“Cutting back on meat a little will improve New Yorkers’ health and reduce greenhouse gas emissions,” de Blasio said in a statement. “We’re expanding Meatless Mondays to all public schools to keep our lunch and planet green for generations to come.”
You know, the danger of cow farts and such.
“I was spending time with fourth graders, seventh graders and they are passionate about wanting to make sure they are healthy and the earth is healthy,” de Blasio said in an interview. “And they believe in Meatless Monday.”
For decades we told our kids to eat their vegetables. Now kids are making healthier choices for themselves AND for our planet. That’s why we’ve brought Meatless Mondays to all 1,800 @NYCSchools. pic.twitter.com/dmfwuWl8dB
— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) March 11, 2019
It’s not clear which is more pathetic, that de Blasio and his progressive left ilk think that children are passionate about a vegetarian diet or that eating salads will really save the planet.
And let’s not forget that the next step from saving the planet is ruling the planet!
Fox News’ Brian Kilmeade urged children to defy the mandate by bringing their own Steak-Umms.
— Bobby Lewis (@revrrlewis) March 12, 2019
And one social media user proposed a brilliant idea: “Mayorless Mondays.”
The Democratic mayor just returned from a trip down South, where he was testing a 2020 run in South Carolina.
In what proved to be a real awkward moment, de Blasio was caught on video flapping his arms like a bird along with churchgoers to the R Kelly tune “I Believe I Can Fly.”
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) March 11, 2019
The disgraced R&B star is facing 10 counts of felony aggravated criminal sexual abuse after being charged last month in Chicago — there are four alleged victims, with three ranging in age from 13 to 16 years old.
Here’s a sampling of responses to “Meatless Mondays: from Twitter:
Need to call it what it is, a budget cut being paraded as a green initiative….
— Jeremy Woods (@Woodsy074) March 11, 2019
By all means let’s cut out nutrition protein & fill the kids full of sugar & carbhoydrates on Mondays. What could possibly go wrong. ?
— QofLNYC (@QofLNYC) March 12, 2019
The HOMELESS people of this city have been doing MEATLESS Monday’s, everday of the week since you became Mayor.
— SBA (@SBANYPD) March 11, 2019
Once they taste short rib, this program is over ??
— MissRandiB (@MissRandiB) March 11, 2019
Curious how long it takes to fix a school oven? My daughters school has not had hot lunch in three months!! PS1 Tottenville
— Victoria Brunetti (@VictoriaBr81) March 11, 2019
Thanks for deciding what parents’ children should be doing. Who’s getting the kickbacks??
— Jimmy (@Jester498) March 12, 2019
My recollection is that Meatless Tuesday is a leftover from WWII. Ration stamps next?
— Peter G. (@Pmax144) March 11, 2019
Meatless Monday ironic because De blasio has meatloaf for a brain, but doesn't know where meat comes from, COWS. pic.twitter.com/dM77ysDLX0
— richard williams (@richard52622819) March 12, 2019
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