It scares us to think what a liberal Democrat might offer in the way of regulation if Bloomberg isn’t one as so many Republicans have parroted over the last ten plus years.
Today word leaked that New York City Department of Health is considering banning “Happy Hour” because it contributes to “heavy drinking among adults.”
High-level conversations have gone beyond merely “throwing pencils on the ceiling and seeing what sticks,” another Health source revealed.
Sources said the happy-hour ban is being pushed by the agency’s marathon-running boss, Commissioner Thomas Farley, and is serious enough for one source to say the alcohol lobby had better find itself a good lawyer.
Agency spokesman Sam Miller denied existing “plans to pursue any policy around discount-alcohol sale.”
But sources said the anti-booze sentiment at the agency has reached a fever pitch, with officials recently asking state officials about the “legality of liquor in ice cream,” referring to potent products infused with bourbon, rum and tequila.
A prohibition on discounted drinks is solidly in line with Farley’s goals, which he outlined in his “Take Care New York 2012” report.
As if banning smoking in just about every location in New York wasn’t enough now Nanny Bloomberg is out to regulate another “sin” into extinction.