A FEW WEEKS AGO, Mayor Nutter publicly condoned a plan for the School Reform Commission to buy out Superintendent Arlene Ackerman's contract partly with money raised from anonymous private donors. Then, last week, the Inquirer reported the Nutter administration had refused anti-obesity programming worth millions of dollars from the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia because the funds came from a grant from the American Beverage Association.
On Twitter, Nutter said:
Taking money from Big Soda to fight obesity is like taking money from the NRA to fight guns. You can't buy this City Hall.