I would say that Mike Bloomberg has put his foot in his mouth but that would imply that he is even slightly concerned about his remark or meant it in any other way than it sounds.
“I do think there are certain times we should infringe on your freedom,” Mr. Bloomberg said, during an appearance on NBC. He made the statement during discussion of his soda ban — just shot down by the courts — and insistence that his fight to control sugary drink portion sizes in the city would go forth.
Make special note of Bloomberg’s use of “we” and “you.” “We” is he and the other elites, unencumbered by such infringements since they are the ones that make the rules, not the ones that live by them.
The role of the Ruling Class is to rule.
The role of everybody else is to obey.