Thursday, July 31, 2008

When Reagan said, "Starve the Beast" he meant the government; Los Angeles means its own (poor) citizens

From the AP (with h/t Thoughts on Freedom)

The Los Angeles City Council has approved a one-year moratorium on new fast-food restaurants in a low-income area of the city.

The moratorium unanimously approved Tuesday is a bid to attract restaurants that offer healthier food choices to residents in a 32-square-mile area of South Los Angeles.

Councilwoman Jan Perry says residents at five public meetings expressed concern with the proliferation of fast-food outlets in the community plagued by above-average rates of obesity.

Nearly three-quarters of the restaurants in South L.A. are fast-food outlets. That's a higher percentage than other parts of the city but the restaurant industry says the moratorium won't help bring in alternatives.

So we will refuse to allow people to have access to restaurants that apparently provide the food people want to eat and can afford because Councilwoman Perry wants them to blow a month's wages at Ruth's Chris Steak House (assuming someone is stupid enough to open one in the middle of a neighborhood where the residents can't afford the appetizer salads).

Apparently eliminating trans-fats and forcing restaurants to post calorie counts didn't satisfy Nanny.

This is Statism in its most naked form: those ignorant (did I say, fat) poor people can't resist pigging out on Big Macs, so we'll force them to eat salads.

1 comment:

tom said...

They're not finished yet. They still need to regulate the existing restaurants out of business.