There’s no denying that rats are a huge problem in the NYC transit system, but a lawmaker’s plan to fine straphangers for eating on the subway and platforms reeks worse of nanny-state politics than the food being consumed out of styrofoam containers. State Senator Bill Perkins is proposing an all out ban and a $250 fine for anyone caught consuming, which is plain stupid, since the problem isn’t food, it’s littering. (Photo: digital_trash/flickr)