they're too stupid- or uncaring- to actually find out what the hell they're talking about before they decide to push a law:
Ortiz admits that prior to introducing the bill he did not research salt’s role in food chemistry, its effect on flavor or his bill’s ramifications for the restaurant industry. He tells me he was prompted to introduce the bill because his father used salt excessively for many years, developed high blood pressure and had a heart attack.
“I think salt should be banned in restaurants. I ask if a dish has salt in it, and if I does, I get something else that doesn’t have salt,” Ortiz tells me, before going on to say that he has eaten, and expects he will continue to eat, among other things, ham, cheese and bread in restaurants, all of which contain salt.
...Regardless of the intent, and accepting its sponsor’s claim that it is part of his campaign to improve the public’s health, the bill exhibits profound ignorance not only of matters of taste — literally — but also of the chemistry of cooking.
Know what? Screw the chemistry of cooking: Assemblyman Ortiz, GET THE FUCK OUT OF MY LIFE AND MY FOOD, YOU LITTLE FASCIST WANNABE.
The bill doesn’t address significant matters, such as: Would salt be banned in processed foods or cured meats? Could a restaurant chef get around the ban on using added salt in a soup by, say, throwing in a sodium-laden ham hock? Ortiz didn’t have an answer for those question, saying repeatedly, “This all needs to be debated.”
The only thing that needs debate, you little bastard, is how far out of town you should be run on that rail. And how much tar & feathers to apply first.
No wonder Nanny Bloomberg want to be mayor of NYEffin' City forever: seems like up there he's surrounded by other control freaks like himself.