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(AP)   LA bans any new fast-food restaurants in low-income areas from opening for one year   (wbjb.org) divider line 390
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2008-07-30 09:07:10 AM
Weee! Nanny State here we come!

/huffing and puffing
 
2008-07-30 09:08:34 AM
Great. Now how am I gonna get my skrimps?
 
2008-07-30 09:08:49 AM
Headline makes my head all hurty...
 
2008-07-30 09:09:37 AM
Wonder how well Tofu Bell would do. or Alfalfa Hut.
 
2008-07-30 09:09:40 AM
I told you fatties, once they finished with the smokers, you were next.
Who do you spose is next?
 
2008-07-30 09:10:08 AM
That will probably be good news for all of the existing fast food places since they won't be getting any new competition for at least a year!
 
2008-07-30 09:10:34 AM
I can't wait to find out what moves in to fill the void...and how long they'll stay in business.

'Cause you just know that House of Salads is going to have a line around the block.
 
2008-07-30 09:11:06 AM
God bless capitalism, and God bless the USA.
 
2008-07-30 09:11:17 AM
Paging the grammar nazis...
 
2008-07-30 09:11:31 AM
waiting4godot: Weee! Nanny State here we come!

/huffing and puffing


What?
 
2008-07-30 09:11:34 AM
Wow! Never heard of this before!

except maybe in this thread (new window)
 
2008-07-30 09:11:52 AM
what a great way to discourage pricing competition and limit job growth. i'm glad they think these things through.

But I guess it's cheaper than actually giving tax breaks to the types of businesses you want to attract.
 
2008-07-30 09:11:55 AM
Makes it easier to convince the youths to not get jobs and sell crack instead.
 
2008-07-30 09:12:02 AM
Newsflash: People with low income don't want a trendy sit-down restaurant with 20 dollar salads and a sushi bar.
 
2008-07-30 09:12:13 AM
Bartleby the Scrivener: Wonder how well Tofu Bell would do. or Alfalfa Hut.

Roscoe's House of Baked or Grilled Chicken' n Buckwheat Waffles?

With Sugar free syrup?
 
2008-07-30 09:12:16 AM
'Cause you just know that House of Salads is going to have a line around the block.


Just make sure they hold the croutons!
 
2008-07-30 09:12:52 AM
waiting4godot
Weee! Nanny State here we come!

FARK is a nanny state...
 
2008-07-30 09:13:25 AM
K - I will be the poor man's advocate. This is bullshiat, fast food is what some people eat regularly because it is so damn cheap. Make your own hamburger or get the same thing for 79cents? --- block a major source of food in hopes that poor people will pay eight dollars for a salad?................... or maybe a greater plan is in force........starve the poor/eat the rich.......
 
2008-07-30 09:14:34 AM
This is what passes for headlines?

Even an old meme would work better.

"After solving inner city crime, drug addiction, gangs, racism and poverty, LA starts to work on BMI by banning new Mickey D's"

"In an effort to reduce Hamburgler crime sprees, LA cracks down on new fast food joints. Those evil dens of inequity and saturated fat"

/not the best
//just better
 
jbc [TotalFark]
2008-07-30 09:15:55 AM
cache.jalopnik.com

No Whopper for you!! Come back one year!
 
2008-07-30 09:16:40 AM
Robble robble?
 
2008-07-30 09:18:46 AM
I, for one, welcome our new anti-free-market overlords.
 
2008-07-30 09:18:49 AM
FarkingBastige: I told you fatties, once they finished with the smokers, you were next.
Who do you spose is next?


Chronic masturbators!
 
2008-07-30 09:18:58 AM
TheYeti: I can't wait to find out what moves in to fill the void...and how long they'll stay in business.

'Cause you just know that House of Salads is going to have a line around the block.


Tienda/Taquerías and Chinese joints. "Healthy" alternatives.

Mmmm...cat burritos and sweet-n-sour dog!
 
2008-07-30 09:19:34 AM
I think its a good idea.

/not kidding
 
2008-07-30 09:19:49 AM
Wow. Fully three quarters of black women are considered obese. While a little over fifty percent of black men are obese.
This stupid, totally ineffectual law will really help! (sarcasm)

Put down the fork, black folks! Stop dying of hypertension and diabetes. The same goes for whites and Hispanics.
 
2008-07-30 09:20:15 AM
prediction:

this thread will transmogrify into an "it's cheaper to eat in than eat fast food thread," with some posters claiming they can feed a family of 6 for 12 dollars a month because they buy bulk pasta.
 
2008-07-30 09:21:07 AM
Glitchwerks: Chronic masturbators!

Uh oh... I'll be back in a few...
 
2008-07-30 09:21:10 AM
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.

So what's considered "fast food" and what's considered "healthier food"? Sandwiches are fast and cheapo, and can be healthy or not depending on how you make them. Salads can be anything from a health food to a reverse liposuction. How are they going to define this, just discriminate against anything corporate?
 
2008-07-30 09:21:19 AM
HA HA! Take that poor people!
 
2008-07-30 09:21:21 AM
That's stupid. Sure, fast food generally implies low prices, which is what low-income people can afford, but most importantly we have to let people make their own decisions. If the government wants to get all up in our shiat, why don't they just have health targets as part of welfare requirements?
 
2008-07-30 09:21:26 AM
Anyone else think its ironic that being fat used to be a sign of having wealth, but now it has basically switched around completely? Not saying that rich people can't be fat, and poor people can't be skinny, but you know what I mean.
 
2008-07-30 09:21:27 AM
I'm sure Morton's and Ruths Chris are clamoring for this market ...
 
2008-07-30 09:22:15 AM
Those of you who vote for the folks who think they can make better decisions for you than you can for yourself deserve what you get. Libertarians are the only group who will preserve freedom rather than govern by a fictional book (Republicans) or preserve their cushy place in power by acting as Robin Hood and by socializing everything (Democrats).

/what this tells me is that a legislator owns an existing restaurant and doesn't want the competition.
 
2008-07-30 09:24:12 AM
Passive Aggressive Larry

Maybe if they were working hard, they would burn some calories.
 
2008-07-30 09:24:25 AM
schadenfreudian: Those of you who vote for the folks who think they can make better decisions for you than you can for yourself deserve what you get. Libertarians are the only group who will preserve freedom rather than govern by a fictional book (Republicans) or preserve their cushy place in power by acting as Robin Hood and by socializing everything (Democrats).

You forgot to mention that Libertarians are also the ones that kill conversations in group gatherings.
 
2008-07-30 09:24:37 AM
ok.. and how is this different than redlining? Why aren't the Jesse Jacksons and Al Sharptons up in arms over this complete travesty of poor discrimination?
 
2008-07-30 09:25:25 AM
bv2112: why don't they just have health targets as part of welfare requirements?

Because that makes too damn much good sense, and smacks of personal responsibility.
 
2008-07-30 09:26:01 AM
Why should poor people have a choice in the businesses they spend their income?
 
2008-07-30 09:26:07 AM
I'm so glad my government takes money from me and looks after my every need. Thank you! All knowing leaders protect me from myself.
 
2008-07-30 09:26:31 AM
There's already probably 10 of them already there per square mile, I don't think anyone's going to go hungry.
 
2008-07-30 09:26:54 AM
This is outright communism.
 
2008-07-30 09:26:59 AM
So eliminating jobs high schoolers could do in poor areas. Brilliant.
 
2008-07-30 09:27:57 AM
bv2112: That's stupid. Sure, fast food generally implies low prices, which is what low-income people can afford, but most importantly we have to let people make their own decisions. If the government wants to get all up in our shiat, why don't they just have health targets as part of welfare requirements?

FTFA "Nearly three-quarters of the restaurants in South L.A. serve fast food."

/And the ban is for 12 months only.
 
2008-07-30 09:28:11 AM
I thought the point of this country was to let people make decisions on their own, even bad decisions.


IMHO it's your right as an American to be a fatty, even if it means I have to pay for it somehow in health care costs or the like.
 
2008-07-30 09:28:50 AM
Good thing they didn't start with the check-cash places or the pawn shops.

That would be unreasonable!!
 
2008-07-30 09:29:17 AM
I can haz new restaurant when?

cache.gizmodo.com
 
2008-07-30 09:29:40 AM
atlanta_ufo: So eliminating jobs high schoolers could do in poor areas. Brilliant.

In my experience, I've mostly seen high-schoolers working in fast-food joints in middle- to upper-income neighborhoods. In most poor areas, I've found that the people working are doing it as a career, which makes the job aspect of this even worse.
 
2008-07-30 09:29:44 AM
Nestea Plunge: This is outright communism.

We're getting closer and closer to planned economies.
 
2008-07-30 09:29:46 AM
xiola: Good thing they didn't start with the check-cash places or the pawn shops.

That would be unreasonable!!


LOL
 
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