You haven’t seen this headline anywhere yet, have you?
Obesity Rates Falling Rapidly in U.S.
Why? I mean, haven’t the liberals been pounding on this issue for over thirty years? Wouldn’t you think that with all the effort and (other people’s) money they've spent, we’d be hearing some success stories as a result of it? Wouldn’t you think that after three decades (or more) of them spending tax money and curtailing freedom of choice (Aren’t they supposed to be all about the freedom to choose? Oh yeah, that only applies to killing unborn babies.) that we would have seen at least some progress from the progressives’ efforts?
In this particular area, (The “War on Obesity”), however, we haven’t seen any positive results at all. This might lead one to believe that the progressives are ineffective, but they are actually something much worse. They are destructive. Not just to conservatives and the things conservatives stand for, but to the very people they claim to be advocates of. There are countless examples of this, but the fast food industry and McDonalds, in particular, is an example that just can’t seem to stay out of the headlines for more than a few days. Check this out:
Fast food workers prepare to escalate wage demands
CHICAGO (AP) - Fast food workers say they're prepared to escalate their campaign for higher wages and union representation, starting with a national convention in suburban Chicago where more than 1,000 workers are expected to discuss the future of the effort that has spread to dozens of cities in less than two years.
About 1,300 workers will attend sessions Friday and Saturday at an expo center in Villa Park, Illinois, where they'll be asked to do "whatever it takes" to win $15-an-hour wages and a union, said Kendall Fells, organizing director of the national effort and a representative of the Service Employees International Union.
Read more. Don’t bother, you’ve seen it all a million times before.
Here’s a quick self-diagnosis for you to see if you’re a liberal or conservative. If you are a liberal, you will wonder what an article about fast food workers’ strikes have to do the “War on Obesity”, but if you are a conservative, you will understand immediately. For all you liberals out there, heres another article that might help get you up to speed.
source: Daily Finance
Sales Fall at 'Broken' McDonald's
Getty ImagesNot all is happy in McDonaldland.
McDonald's reported its first-quarter earnings Friday morning, and while profit rose slightly, comparable-store sales in the U.S. fell 1.2%. Things were even worse abroad, with comparable sales in Asia, the Middle East and Africa falling 3.3%.
In a statement accompanying the filing, McDonald's (MCD) CEO Don Thompson cited "global economic headwinds" and a "challenging eating-out environment."
The poor sales don't come as a complete shock. While the company reportedimproved profits in the fourth quarter of 2012, it also saw sales decline in key foreign markets and dealt with a drop in operating profit margins.
Still don’t get it libs? Well let’s go back in time, before you guys managed to screw everything up.
There was a time, back when gas was inexpensive, fast cars were cheap, and McDonalds was awesome. I went to McDonalds quite often, at least several times per week, and so did almost all of my friends, and the reason we went was because we liked their food. Back in the “70’s, if I was in the mood for a burger and fries, McDonalds was always my first choice. Nowadays, I only go there if I’m in a hurry, need to get something to eat quickly, and get back on the road. This situation only comes up only once every few months.
Now that’s just me, but I have noticed that when I’m with people, they seldom suggest eating at McDonalds. You might be tempted to say that’s just because my friends and I have gotten older, and our taste have changed, but even when we have kids in the car, no one seems to be that tripped about going to Mickey D’s. When I was young, all us kids loved going to there, and more often than not, the adults were happy to oblige. It was fast, cheap, and it made the kids happy. It’s just not that way anymore. No wonder sales are down.
What changed? Us people? No. It's the food. McDonald's just isn’t as good as it used to be, and a large part of it is because they buckled under the pressure of progressive do-gooders rather than listening to their customers.
In response to concerns about the amount of fat and calories in their food, fast food restaurants have made changes. Taste has suffered and so have sales. In other words, they are making less money. Now I’m not saying that this the only reason for the dip in sales, but it certainly is a major one.
You liberals need to ask yourselves:
“Why are fat people, fat?”
No, it’s not McDonald's. Fat people are fat because they choose to eat as much as they do, rather than listening to people like doctors, friends, family members, etc. If they aren’t going to listen to these people, what makes you think that they are going to listen to you liberals out there?
Now don’t feel so bad. There are some people who listened to you about the fat and calories in fast food. You know who they were? I’ll give you a hint. The fat people are still going to McDonald's at the same rate as they were before. All you liberals managed to do, is drive people without weight problems away from fast food through your fear mongering and forcing restaurants to provide food that doesn’t taste as good, resulting in a dip in sales.
If McDonald's (and other fast food chains) are bringing in less money, guess who they have less money to give in pay. That’s right, the fast food workers. The very same people that the liberals claim to support, and this is just one example. The thing people need to understand is that almost everything that liberals try to force upon the free market does the same type of thing.
So now my liberal friends, do you honestly think that if the unions and the striking fast food workers succeed at getting $15 per hour (or anything anywhere near that), that things will be better for them as a whole? Remember, it’s people that think like you that are primarily responsible for the dip in fast food sales. What do you think will happen if you start squeezing the fast food restaurants from both sides by dramatically increasing their costs?
It’s tough to say exactly what would happen, but I assure you it won’t be 100% of the current fast food workers making a “living wage” and living happily ever after.