Skip to comments.Food Fascism Gains Ground in California [semi-satire]
Posted on 07/27/2018 5:33:23 PM PDT by John Semmens
Two San Francisco city officials are pushing an ordinance that would ban businesses from providing in-house cafeterias for their employees. The measure's co-sponsor, Supervisor Aaron Peskin, argues that "local employers like Airbnb and Twitter are wrongfully denying nearby restaurants the sales they would be entitled to expect if the cafeterias did not exist."
"It's really about equality," Peskin insisted. "Just because you work for a generous employer shouldn't mean you aren't forced to go out for lunch like the rest of us." Of course, the "equality" aspect is tarnished a bit by the measure's "grandfather" clause authorizing those establishments that already have cafeterias to continue operating them. Competing business would be barred from establishing new cafeterias.
Peskin also has his eye on companies hiring private buses that enable their employees to commute in relative luxury. "The City has its own train and bus services funded by the taxpayers," Peskin observed. "It is everyone civic duty to ride these. No one should be permitted to skirt this responsibility just because they have access to a more convenient and comfortable alternative."
Meanwhile, the city of Santa Barbara has passed an ordinance that levies a punishment of up to six months in jail and/or a fine of up to $1,000 for each plastic straw a waiter gives to a restaurant customer. Santa Barbara's Environmental Services Outreach Coordinator, Bryan Latchford emphasized the "up to" wording of the ordinance. "Enforcement will be on a case-by-case basis," he explained. "There could be some leniency for first offenders. The harshest penalties would normally be meted out only to the worst violatorslike those who have been previously warned or waiters who give customers straws without the customer requesting it. I mean, it's still illegal even if the customer requests it, but the request might be a mitigating factorespecially if the customer is insistent or aggressive."
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Time to ban food carts, roach coaches, and vending machines. /s
Satire today, truth by next summer.
Shed no tears! Da’workers probably voted to a man/woman/it for the clowns that rule in Calipornia.
Just like 14 cent per gallon fuel tax. I sent a letter to one of the clowns that voted for it ——— “This will raise prices across the board for the folks that voted you in.” Crickets.
It troubles me John that you are so fluent in left-speak lol
Wonderful work, John.
There really should be a special tax for residents that have a barbecue and invite friends and neighbors over because the restaurants are being denied possible patrons.
Keep up the good work.
“It is your civic duty to ride the city busses & trains”
Now, I have heard it all.
Are you sure you put the satire in this one? :-)
Good job, keep it up!
Sounds like next year’s follow-up ordinance to close another loophole.
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