The Insanity of Aldercreatures
Chicago restaurants already prohibited from selling foie gras would be forced to start cooking healthy - without oils containing trans fats linked to obesity, stroke and heart disease - under a crackdown proposed Wednesday by the City Council's most powerful alderman.
Finance Committee Chairman Edward M. Burke (14th) followed through on a promise to make Chicago the first big city in the nation to prohibit restaurants from using oils containing artificial trans fats in food preparation.
And guess what else? No one is forcing people to eat this stuff. They WANT to eat it. And if they care about their health, they'll do it in moderation and exercise regularly and take care of themselves. But to completely eliminate food that tastes fantastic just because someone somewhere down the line is going to have "the big one" isn't just stupid - it's completely asinine. Chicago has a long tradition of aldercreatures and mayors who couldn't fit into regular size clothes and died of dietary related ailments.
Stop thinking you know what's good for us Eddie. Don't you have some conflict of interest votes to change somewhere in the Council record somewhere?