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Rahm Cracks Down on
Chicago Vending Machines

WMAQ-TV [Chicago, IL], by Lisa Balde

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 11/15/2012 10:17:11 AM

Time for Chicago´s vending machines to chip up or chip out. Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Wednesday he´s cracking down on the caloric content of vending machines in city buildings and plans to replace them all with healthy vending by next year. A proposed ordinance, to be introduced this week, will lay out plans for the new machines and detail guidelines on fat, sugar and calorie content starting in January 2013. “These new vending machines will make it easier than ever before for city employees and the public to make healthy lifestyle decisions,” Emanuel said.

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The Democrats always have their priorities straight. This will really help in curbing the soaring murder rate in Chicago. s/o

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: joew9, 11/15/2012 10:20:41 AM     (No. 9015908)

Oh great. Now when I´ve worked through lunch and it´s gotten late into the evening still without food, I will only have low caloric junk to buy from the vending machine. You´ll find me passed out at my office desk. But of course unconsciousness is safer than the long term consequences of eating a bag of greasy salty chips.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Northcross, 11/15/2012 10:20:42 AM     (No. 9015909)

So the city employees are smart enough to keep electing Democrats but too stupid to know what food is good for them. Welcome to liberal Utopia.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: SGMIsles, 11/15/2012 10:23:03 AM     (No. 9015916)

Meanwhile, the shootings continue.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: horacer, 11/15/2012 10:23:32 AM     (No. 9015919)

Make them eat organic bran, sprouts and ice water fairy queen. Then ration toilet paper, just one square.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: shamus, 11/15/2012 10:28:12 AM     (No. 9015928)

Too bad they couldn´t pass the bullet tax. Maybe they could do a tax on funerals instead.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: skedaddle, 11/15/2012 10:29:25 AM     (No. 9015934)

Chicago city employees are going to discover the joys of free market capitalism. By the end of the first month, the vending machines will sit idle and a junk food marketplace will be busily operating out of desk drawers and filing cabinets throughout city buildings.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: michellewsc2, 11/15/2012 10:29:51 AM     (No. 9015936)

I guess with the murder rate already 38% higher in Chicago then 2011, Rahm Emmanuel is tackling the real tough issues like those dangerous vending machines. I´m sure voters in Chicago feel very safe knowing those vicious vending machines are being dealt with.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: fljack, 11/15/2012 10:45:39 AM     (No. 9016001)

Rahm can´t let Bloomberg beat him as the biggest mayoral nanny in the nation, though Rahm does have some catching up to do.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: AltaD, 11/15/2012 11:10:42 AM     (No. 9016097)

Why does he want to put the little guys out of business? Does he have any idea how the vending machine business works or how small the profit margins are? No company can make a profit with a vending machine in Chicago if they´re restricted to little more than suger-free gum and bottled water.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Halfvast Conspirator, 11/15/2012 11:11:56 AM     (No. 9016102)

Voting machines still wide open.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 11/15/2012 11:24:41 AM     (No. 9016146)

Hat tip to #10.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: LamontCranston, 11/15/2012 11:52:42 AM     (No. 9016226)

Hello black market candy bars!

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Cannon, 11/15/2012 11:58:23 AM     (No. 9016258)

Northcross (Reply 2) - Brilliant! Works for Bloomberg too.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Rolfnader, 11/15/2012 12:52:17 PM     (No. 9016413)

# 12 said ´black market´! If I report that poster, can I get a bag of M & Ms as my reward? I haven´t seen those since they were outlawed.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: secondtimelucky, 11/15/2012 1:23:55 PM     (No. 9016494)

every Monday morning Chicago city workers will bring in a bag of select junk food. cheaper than buying in a vending machine. problem solved, except for the vending company. their machines will just gather dust.

however, Twinkies, Ho-Ho´s and Snowballs will be available on the black market only due to plant closures. Little Debbie to profit. parent company is McKee Foods out of TN. I´d bet a buck they´re not a union shop...

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Reply 16 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 11/15/2012 11:53:33 PM     (No. 9017508)

If only the thugs got their guns out of a vending machine and contained calories.

Who cares if alderman Jackson lives in DC ?



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