This week, the Los Angeles City Council banned new fast food restaurants from opening in poor neighborhoods insouth Los Angelesfor at least a year. Now, thislaw will supposedly combat obesityby attracting a better breed of restaurants with healthier food choices.
The assumptions here are breathtaking,including the notion that all-knowing government bureaucrats can make people eat approved food. I mean, people– including the poor– choose what they want from menus (what they can afford),and there’s no reason to expect that’s going tochange. And what happens when the “wholesome” restaurants that the city council wants to move into these neighborhoodsdon’t show up? Will the council mandate that they appear– and then dictate how much they can charge for their more expensive menus? Will council members decree no frenchfries or burgers…ever?
The same day as the fast food ban, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors enacted their own injunction, this one prohibiting pharmacies from selling tobacco products. It goes into effect in the fall.
Now, California is awash in budget problems, and Democrats are talking about raising taxes on businesses
You know, sooner or later (I hope), even you liberal votersare going to have your fill of thesepeople… maybe not, though.
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