“San Francisco overrides mayoral veto, bans Happy Meals with toys”

by Walter Olson on November 24, 2010

A nation laughs, even if many kids don’t. [CNN, earlier] More: “Why the government has no business banning Happy Meals” [Steve Chapman] “Banning Happy Meals Could Be Bad for Kids” [Atlantic Wire]

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1 Richard Nieporent 11.24.10 at 8:30 am

What is surprising to me is not that the Board of Supervisors has banned the happy meal – one would expect such an action from these Leftist fanatics – but that Mayor Gavin Newsom vetoed the ban.

“Parents, not politicians, should decide what their children eat, especially when it comes to spending their own money.”
“Despite its good intentions, I cannot support this unwise and unprecedented governmental intrusion into parental responsibilities and private choices.”

Imagine, a politician in San Francisco that actually has some common sense. He actually sounds like he is a Libertarian.

2 mojo 11.24.10 at 2:14 pm

He just doesn’t like looking like a fool. The Bd. of Stupes obviously has no problem with it.

3 kimsch 11.24.10 at 10:39 pm

They can’t’ give away a toy with a happy meal. what if they sell it for a penny or a nickle? Since they actually do account for the cost of the toy in the meal price…

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