Are They Saying That Poor and Minority Residents

…aren’t SMART ENOUGH to decide what to eat?

L.A. wants to clamp yearlong ban on fast food
City Council to vote Tuesday on plan for impoverished southern part of city
In the impoverished neighborhood of South Los Angeles, fast food is the easiest cuisine to find — and that’s a problem for elected officials who see it as an unhealthy source of calories and cholesterol.
The City Council was poised to vote Tuesday on a moratorium on new fast-food restaurants in a swath of the city where a proliferation of such eateries goes hand-in-hand with obesity.

I believe it’s a consumer freedom issue. Since I’m pretty sure most restaurants can’t accept food stamps, it’s a purchase of choice. Now the nanny nazis get to tell those folks where they may spend their few dollars?
If a discrimination lawsuit ever smelled as good as Popeye’s spicy, it would be this one.

11 Responses to “Are They Saying That Poor and Minority Residents”

  1. Karen says:

    California is becoming more of a ‘socialist’ state, beware all.

  2. nightfly says:

    It doesn’t matter. They can’t cook with transfats anymore anyway.

  3. Ebola says:

    Socialist state run by the Germanator? That’s almost ironic.

  4. Dave E. says:

    In a just world the councilwoman who proposed this would be forced to start a sit-down restaurant with her own money in that neighborhood. If she thinks it’s such swell idea let her risk her capital and credit first.
    We should also ponder the implications of an impoverished neighborhood of America where 30% of the adults are considered not just overweight, but obese. This is not the poverty I thought I knew.

  5. Oh, and in case those of you not living here didn’t know, the state legislature that just banned transfats statewide has not yet passed a state budget, which is a month overdue. But they have time for crap like this.

  6. major dad says:

    If they’re so damned poor why are they eating out? I’m sure Ruth’s Chris is scoping that place out. What a load of crap.

  7. The_Real_JeffS says:

    Good God, this is STUPID. What’s next, direct control of food purchases by the city government? Public cafeterias run by nanny statists, serving only healthy food?
    And few people are “impoverished” in this country. By that, I mean “going to bed hungry”. I know we have them, but not so many that obesity is the over-riding concern, not starvation. Jeez.

  8. Dave J says:

    “In the impoverished neighborhood of South Los Angeles, fast food is the easiest cuisine to find …”
    And working in a fast-food place is the easiest JOB to find. And getting a fast-food franchise is the easiest business to start. Well, the easiest of either that doesn’t involve doing anything illegal.

  9. Kate P says:

    Oh, crud, if it’s happening in L.A., it’ll be coming to Philly soon.

  10. nightfly says:

    They can pry my Geno’s cheezsteak from my cold, dead, hands. Not before.

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