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SF Democrats Promoting Private Profit Restaurants
by Register Peace & Freedom or Green
Thursday Jul 26th, 2018 4:32 AM
San Francisco Supervisors, Democrats Aaron Peskin and Ahsha Safai, have introduced an ordinance banning cafeterias that some large businesses have for their employees which provide free lunches because these Democrats are promoting eating the 600 calories that sedentary workers need for lunch at private profit greasy spoon spicy non-union restaurants. This comes after the regressive soda tax slush fund promoted by the San Francisco Democratic Party with the sales pitch of fighting obesity known as Prop V on the 11/8/16 ballot.
San Francisco Supervisors, Democrats Aaron Peskin and Ahsha Safai, have introduced an ordinance banning cafeterias that some large businesses have for their employees which provide free lunches because these Democrats are promoting eating the 600 calories that sedentary workers need for lunch at private profit greasy spoon spicy non-union restaurants. This comes after the regressive soda tax slush fund promoted by the San Francisco Democratic Party with the sales pitch of fighting obesity known as Prop V on the 11/8/16 ballot.

The American working class, which by definition sells its labor for less than $80,000 a year, including most tech workers, usually brings its own lunch to save money and reduce calories and spices, costing most of us about $3 for lunch. That allows us to pay for the high cost of housing, medical care and lack of pensions. Members of the Board of Supervisors make $113,851 a year with an annual 3.5% increase allowed, plus excellent medical and pension benefits, plus 11 paid holidays, a paid month vacation in August plus shorter paid vacation time around various holidays. It is very clear that members of the Board of Supervisors are very far removed from the real world.

No one on the public payroll should be allowed to promote private profit businesses. The large corporations which have cafeterias pay lots of gross receipts and payroll taxes, and that should be the only concern of the Board of Supervisors.

Instead, the Board of Supervisors has promoted and won a legacy fund, giving our tax dollars to private profit businesses, mostly restaurants, to pay their rent, if they can prove they have been in existence for some 30 years. They have also promoted stadium swindles for football, baseball and basketball, all benefitting from city services, none of which benefits the workingclass who need affordable housing, free public transportation, free medical care and pensions.

They have also promoted on the ballot a multi-million dollar slush fund known as Proposition V on the 11/8/16 ballot by claiming it would fight obesity, which now provides the city with $21.1 million in revenue to the general fund with no proof that obesity has been reduced by this regressive soda tax.

The owner of one restaurant, the Corridor, at 100 Van Ness, a Civic Center location about 2 miles from the Financial District, is supporting this ban on company cafeterias. He charges about $16 for a salad, $15 for a sandwich and $12 for a bowl of soup for lunch, outrageously high prices for the workingclass. Most restaurants in the Financial District, north and south of Market, all of which are non-union, charge $7 and up for their meals, too expensive to be part of any worker’s daily budget. All restaurants promoting meat, fried food, pizza, pastries and ice cream are by definition promoting fattening food. Most restaurant food also has spices, impossible for most of us with bad stomachs or high blood pressure to eat. No one needs alcohol, which is also fattening and simply poison. Office workers have a sedentary occupation and do not need more than 600 calories per meal. There is no reason to pay much for 600 calories. Company cafeterias usually have large salad bars, far better for anyone’s health, and are also free, so they should be encouraged by a city that claims to be fighting obesity.

This promotion of private profit restaurants by the Board of Supervisors must be stopped. Please call or Email all 11 members of the Board of Supervisors, all Democrats, to defeat this proposal. See https://sfbos.org/roster-members and below:

Vallie Brown
District 5
(415) 554-7630 - Voice
(415) 554-7634 - Fax
Vallie.Brown [at] sfgov.org

Malia Cohen
District 10
(415) 554-7670 - Voice
(415) 554-7674 - Fax
Malia.Cohen [at] sfgov.org

Sandra Fewer
District 1
(415) 554-7410 - Voice
(415) 554-7415 - Fax
Sandra.Fewer [at] sfgov.org

Jane Kim
District 6
(415) 554-7970 - Voice
(415) 554-7974 - Fax
Jane.Kim [at] sfgov.org

Aaron Peskin
District 3
(415) 554-7450 - Voice
(415) 554-7454
Aaron.Peskin [at] sfgov.org

Hillary Ronen
District 9
(415) 554-5144 - voice
(415) 554-6255 - fax
Hillary.Ronen [at] sfgov.org

Ahsha Safai
District 11
(415) 554-6975 - Voice
(415) 554-6979 - Fax
Ahsha.Safai [at] sfgov.org

Rafael Mandelman
District 8
(415) 554-6968 - Voice
(415) 554-6909 - Fax
MandelmanStaff [at] sfgov.org

Catherine Stefani
District 2
(415) 554-7752 - Voice
(415) 554-7843 - Fax
Catherine.Stefani [at] sfgov.org

Katy Tang
District 4
(415) 554-7460 - Voice
(415) 554-7432 - Fax
Katy.Tang [at] sfgov.org

Norman Yee
District 7
(415) 554-6516 - Voice
(415) 554-6546 - Fax
Norman.Yee [at] sfgov.org

Peace & Freedom and the Green Party never promote private profit businesses, regressive sales taxes or stadium swindles. If you have had enough of the Democrat-Republican Party’s rackets to make the rich richer, register for either the Peace & Freedom Party or the Green Party. You can register online at https://covr.sos.ca.gov/. For more information on these two parties, see:

http://www.peaceandfreedom.org
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