Mike Bloomberg on Families & Children
Mayor of New York City (Independent)
Get cities to hike taxes on sugary drinks
Mark Cuban, the billionaire owner of the Dallas Mavericks, said about Bloomberg to NBC News, "I'm all for it. I think he will be good for the Democratic field." Cuban, the billionaire owner of the Dallas Mavericks, considered running for president in
2020 himself. "He is now the only candidate that has actually done something to impact gun violence. He is the only candidate that has done something to deal with reducing health care costs by helping to keep people healthy via sugar associated taxes,"
Cuban said, stopping short of an endorsement. "Adding the substance he brings on these issues is a net positive in my opinion."
He's also funded campaigns to get cities to hike taxes on sugary drinks, cigarettes, and trans fats-- efforts that have
earned him praise from public health advocates, but also scorn and mockery from others as a "stereotypically laughable example of a liberal nanny state," as Time magazine once put it.
Source: NBC News, "2020 Election," on 2020 Democratic primary
, Nov 24, 2019
Cut teen smoking by 50%; now focus on e-cigarettes
In NYC, we:Since leaving City Hall, I founded the
largest gun safety group in history, & created a campaign to take on the biggest polluters and climate threats. And we continue to win battles against the tobacco industry & their sleazy attempts to hook young kids on e-cigarettes.
Source: Twitter postings for 2019 Democratic primary
, Nov 23, 2019
- improved graduation rates by 42%
- banned smoking in bars & restaurants
- cut teen smoking by 50%
- cut murders in half
- cut incarceration by 40%
- created new programs to fight poverty
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Eric Garcetti (D,Los Angeles)
Mike Rawlings (D,Dallas)
Marty Walsh (D,Boston)
Rocky Anderson (I,Salt Lake City)
Tom Barrett (D,Milwaukee,WI)
Mike Bloomberg (I,New York City)
Cory Booker (D,Newark,NJ)
Jerry Brown (D,Oakland,CA)
Julian Castro (D,San Antonio,TX)
Rudy Giuliani (R,New York City)
Phil Gordon (D,Phoenix)
Tom Menino (D,Boston)
Dennis Kucinch (D,Cleveland,OH)
Michael Nutter (D,Philadelphia)
Sarah Palin (R,Wasilla,AK)
Annise Parker (D,Houston)
Jerry Sanders (R,San Diego)
Antonio Villaraigosa (D,Los Angeles)
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