A few fries short of a Happy Meal

That best describes Ken Yeager, the Santa Clara County supervisor who wants to ban the inclusion of a toy in any restaurant meal that has more than 485 calories, more than 600 mg of salt or high amounts of sugar or fat — which includes all Happy Meals.

Let’s overlook for a moment that this is a slap at the parenting skills of every parent in the county, that it’s a violation of right-of-contract, and that it’s fundamentally mean-spirited to take toys away from children. Yeager cuts to the chase:

“We’re responsible for paying for health care in the whole county,” Yeager said. “We pay close to $2 billion annually on health care, and the costs have done nothing but rise.” A big part of the increase, he said, is costs related to obesity.

Follow the Benjamins. This is why Obamacare is such a disaster. Once your toe is in the cannibal pot, you claim control of the guest list, and over portion size.

If this guy still has a job next election, you will know (as if there were any doubt) that California is hopeless. The Ecotopian Revolution can’t come too soon.


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