According to Los Angeles Times San Francisco’s board of supervisors has voted to ban McDonald’s Happy Meals from the city’s restaurants.
The measure will make San Francisco the first major city in the country to forbid restaurants from offering a free toy with meals that contain more than set levels of calories, sugar and fat.
Supervisor Eric Mar, who sponsored the measure. “From San Francisco to New York City, the epidemic of childhood obesity in this country is making our kids sick, particularly kids from low income neighborhoods, at an alarming rate. It’s a survival issue and a day-to-day issue.”
Just after the vote, McDonald’s spokeswoman Danya Proud said, “We are extremely disappointed with today’s decision. It’s not what our customers want, nor is it something they asked for.”
I know this is serious stuff and kids don’t need a prize for eating fatty foods, but this is also a perfect expression of why liberals have such a bad name. They’re no fun!