“Our Happy Meals make it easier for families to choose the right foods in portions just for kids. We provide options for our customers and trust them to make the decisions that are right for their families. Politicians should too.”Indeed they should. Always. Unfortunately, they increasingly don't.
This is by way of response to New York Councillor Leroy
The state is father, the state is mother. You won't be needing that parental responsibility anymore. Why should you? Government will impose it for you.
The most revelatory aspect of this development, though, is Comrie's jaw-dropping justification.
Comrie has fought the battle of the bulge himself.Because, you see, it's not Comrie's fault that he can't pass a hot dog stall without picking the thing up and emptying it into his lardy gob. His obesity is not his parents' fault for not nipping his long journey to dangle-bellyhood in the bud when he was a spoilt little fat kid.
“As you know, and I’m an example, nearly one-third of all children in New York City and throughout the United States are either overweight or obese,” Comrie said.
No. It's the fault of a business which offers food products for consumers to choose to consume, or not as the case may be. Obviously. There is no 'offer and acceptance' in Comrie's contracts, merely 'offer and I-can't-resist-cos-I'm-a-weak-willed-moron'.
And because he and his family are incapable of imposing a modicum of self-regulation, he insists that no-one else is entitled to exercise their own will either. As such, the hammer fist of legislation must be brought to bear, whether New Yorkers like it or not.
Lastly, as a measure of how very hideous this disgusting bansturbator is, check out the poll featured on the page. Here's how it looks at time of writing.
95% object to the very idea, yet you just know that it will be passed. If not this time, then in the very near future, this is health freak Bloomberg's New York, remember.
New Yorkers' opinion will be ignored for their own good, just as ours will be when the same idea is mooted in the UK, as it inevitably will. Health obsessives don't care whether a majority support their fundamentalism prior to legislation, or a tiny minority.
They know best, and you - who pay their wages - can go to hell.