Chris points out yet another Statist idea from Nanny Bloomberg, Mayor of New York, and all-around control freak!
One old lady’s trash is a treasure trove of fines for Mike Bloomberg’s Recycling Police. On Sunday eighty year old Delia Gluckin threw her newspaper in the trash. In swooped a Department of Sanitation inspector to search the garbage can, and write her a $100 ticket for “improper disposal”.
Yes folks, New York City pays someone to harass little old ladies for not properly recycling their newspaper. And there’s no mercy.
I said “I’m terribly sorry. I did it inadvertently. I’m a senior citizen. I never did anything. I’m going to take it out.” And she said “No you’re not” and she wrote up the ticket.
Officious busybody bureaucrat! Why don’t they pick on someone their own size? Mike Bloomberg’s Sanitation Stormtroopers can’t cut an old lady a break? Nope! It’s a revenue stream.
A spokesperson for the Department of Sanitation says agents have issued more than 2,300 tickets for similar violations this year.