Bloomberg: 'I've Earned My Place in Heaven'

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Wednesday, 16 Apr 2014 08:00 AM

By Drew MacKenzie

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Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg admits he’s started feeling his own mortality – but insists that if there is a God, he is going straight to heaven.

The reason for his free pass from the big man upstairs is that he’s done enough on earth to deserve his place up there while fighting for gun control, smoking bans, and drink restrictions, as well as against fattening foods, according to The New York Times.

"I am telling you, if there is a God, when I get to heaven I’m not stopping to be interviewed," Bloomberg told the Times. "I am heading straight in. I have earned my place in heaven. It’s not even close."

Bloomberg, 72, started thinking about how long he has left in this world while preparing for his upcoming 50th college reunion, and was shocked to learn how many of his former classmates had been appearing in the "in memoriam" pages of his school newsletter.

565881 During his tenure, Bloomberg became known for attempting to run a "nanny state" in New York due to his many initiatives to help get overweight New Yorkers in shape.

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Last year, he proposed legislation that would have encouraged city residents to forgo elevators and escalators and use the stairs. His get-fit measure followed his previous assault on smoking in public places and his battles against the consumption of oversize sodas, sodium, and trans fats.

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