Mayor Mike Bloomberg likes junk food, just not for poor people. He's gone to war against salt and soda, but his company's office remains stocked with goodies: "We have all the junk in the world up there," one employee says.

Earlier this week, Bloomberg said he wanted to put a two-year ban in place that would keep people from using food stamps to buy soda. But his food war is only being waged on poor people. The Times interviewed a Bloomberg L.P. employee who said the company's Manhattan office has everything from bananas and celery, to Coke and Mountain Dew: "I mean, you can gain 15 pounds in a hurry." The mayor also keeps a stash of soda at Gracie Mansion. From the Times:

[Bloomberg] is known for negotiating voluntary reductions in salt by food companies, and putting salt on his own saltine crackers; for fighting rising obesity among his constituents, and for serving comfort food like grilled hot dogs and ice cream sundaes at his town house.

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