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  • "Hypocritical" is not the right word. "Suspicious", however, is acceptable.
  • Very misleading headline.
  • Can anyone tell me what the definition of "Conflict of Interest" is?
  • "The government is not allowed to make protectionist laws that protect one business over another"

    Sure it is. There is even an exception in federal antitrust law for state-authorized monopolies.
  • "The government is not allowed to make protectionist laws that protect one business over another," said Justin Pearson, executive director of the Institute for Justice, Florida Chapter. "That's unconstitutional."

    Constitution knowledge FAIL.
  • OregonVet: Very misleading headline.


    TFA:  Sunrise Commissioner Joey Scuotto is urging an all-out ban on food trucks. Scuotto, who owns a pizza place down the street from City Hall, says the rolling restaurants draw away customers from brick-and-mortar establishments.

    I think you misspelled "accurate" there.
  • Theaetetus: I think you misspelled "accurate" there.

    Hypocritical would be if the guy also owned food trucks. So yes, the headline is inaccurate, this isn't hypocritical at all.
  • Maybe the word you are looking for is "self-serving".

    /mmm, buffet
  • nytmare: Maybe the word you are looking for is "self-serving".

    /mmm, buffet


    Or "farkwit".
  • I used to love stalking the taco trucks when I lived in SoCal. Some will even tweet  their locations nowadays, so  it's even  easier. You can get some surprisingly tasty food from those things if you don't  have time to go out to the fields and get truly authentic  Mexican food from one of the trucks that parks out there. It would be a horrible thing to do to the  people of Sunrise to take that joy away from them.

    /also chases the ice cream man down
  • Apparently food trucks are popular is because they don't have to collect a sales tax or yet a property tax since they're mobile.
  • This sort of thing seems to be pretty common. I've seen similar with a real estate developer sitting on the city council. She made a lot of money from her influence. Of course, she stepped out for all the votes that involved her business but to my knowledge, a vote never went against her.

    /unethical vs. illegal?
    //she got voted out in a recall election along with most of the others
  • ZAZ: "The government is not allowed to make protectionist laws that protect one business over another"

    Sure it is. There is even an exception in federal antitrust law for state-authorized monopolies.


    Yes but they can't then claim we are a capitalist free market society
  • Funk Brothers: Apparently food trucks are popular is because they don't have to collect a sales tax or yet a property tax since they're mobile.


    Food sold from a food truck isn't exempt from taxes in my state, nor is it exempt in states where all food is taxable.
  • i've tried to enjoy food trucks.

    but basically it's bad restaurant food that is so because it is restricted by the amount of preparation and made to stay in a truck for hours before serving, the diversity of the meal (because of the size of the truck), the prices are no better, and the lines are long.

    some one tell me when I'm supposed to be impressed.

    /has eaten at a lot of food trucks
    //not all are bad, but this phase of food truck mania is a fad that I will not miss
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    Also, isn't it ironic?


    /Subtard, here's a pro tip:
    //merriam-webster.com
  • Keeping trashy sandwich wagons off the city streets is a legitimate function of government.
  • Food cart thread?

    When I worked in Portland, I probably gained 20 lbs from this place. Best Thai I've had for about $7. Don't know what their prices are now, but goddamn was it great and nearly impossible to resist at lunch.

    Link

    /yes, sound fat, got it.
  • Went down to mexico. Had a little bit of the runs first night. By the 3rd day was eating breakfast and lunch off the mexican roach coach for two weeks..good times...good food
  • This is Sunrise, Fl. we're talking about here. Anyone remember John Lomelo? He set the bar and the others followed accordingly.
  • Real Women Drink Akvavit: I used to love stalking the taco trucks when I lived in SoCal. Some will even tweet  their locations nowadays, so  it's even  easier. You can get some surprisingly tasty food from those things if you don't  have time to go out to the fields and get truly authentic  Mexican food from one of the trucks that parks out there. It would be a horrible thing to do to the  people of Sunrise to take that joy away from them.

    /also chases the ice cream man down


    As a 3rd shift worker, I hate the neighborhood ice cream trucks. They play this ear shattering music that I can hear... and of course they park right in front of my house.

    /it haunts my dreams
  • "The government is not allowed to make protectionist laws that protect one business over another,"

    As has been noted, that is EXACTLY what GovCo does, day in and day out. Barriers to entry that favor existing businesses, bizarre zoning laws, random code enforcement just to name a few laws and activities and local, state, and federal governments participate in 24/7 (well actually more like 10 to 4 with about 20 holidays)
  • "We have so many restaurants struggling to stay afloat in Sunrise," he told the Sun Sentinel. "I see it as a disadvantage to the businesses that the food trucks come in here."

    Quick, someone find me the world's smallest violin!

    /farking capitalism, how do it work?
  • Hey, why the hate for the commissioner? The man puts bacon on pizza. Bacon on Pizza! The man knows how to reach the public.
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