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January 05, 2020

Dollar Stores: Whitey's Secret Plan To Keep POC Fat and In The Ghetto!

Let's examine this latest affront to our freedom and liberty, and extend it to the point of absurdity. Now, Michael Bloomberg tried mightily to do just that with his attempts at banning large sodas and salt and fun in NYC, so the template exists already. Why not ban the sale of ice cream and potato chips and whatever foods are on some idiot leftist nutritionist's list of evil? Or mandate that customers must submit to a BMI calculator before each purchase, and be allowed to buy only the foods that are allowed to particular values of that ridiculous measure.

Unjust Deserts: Cities move to ban dollar stores, blaming them for residents' poor diets.

This latest front in the food wars has emerged over the last few years. Communities like Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Fort Worth, Birmingham, and Georgia’s DeKalb County have passed restrictions on dollar stores, prompting numerous other communities to consider similar curbs. New laws and zoning regulations limit how many of these stores can open, and some require those already in place to sell fresh food. Behind the sudden disdain for these retailers—typically discount variety stores smaller than 10,000 square feet—are claims by advocacy groups that they saturate poor neighborhoods with cheap, over-processed food, undercutting other retailers and lowering the quality of offerings in poorer communities. An analyst for the Center for Science in the Public Interest, for instance, argues that, “When you have so many dollar stores in one neighborhood, there’s no incentive for a full-service grocery store to come in.” Other critics, like the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, go further, contending that dollar stores, led by the giant Dollar Tree and Dollar General chains, sustain poverty by making neighborhoods seem run-down. “It’s a recipe for locking in poverty rather than reducing it,” an institute representative told the Washington Post early this year.
These people have not one clue how economies work, but they are so confident in their superiority over us that they can simply snap their fingers, implement their idiotic ideas, and usher in a new age of (Soviet) Man.

Read the rest of the article; the author does a good job of shooting down the whole premise, although he fails miserably at the whole "liberty and freedom" thing by suggesting that there is a valid government role in our personal decisions.


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