95. No Doughnuts for Old Folks

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In New York, the residents at a senior have been receiving free doughnuts and other baked for years. The sweets are donated by bakeries other shops that have leftovers that are not fresh enough to sell. The seniors devour the . But the city council has decided that these are no good for the seniors. It just a law forbidding free day-old sweets for the center.

“We want our seniors to live as as possible, and these sweets can only contribute obesity. With obesity come high blood pressure, circulation , and diabetes. So we are doing this for own good,” said Karl Rove, a city council .

The senior citizens are having none of this. immediately called Rove and other council members to this ban. “Who are these people to tell what to eat?” asked Doug Fairbanks, a resident the center. “I’ll bet every one of them a doughnut several times a week. Where do get this attitude? They act like they are parents.

“Instead, they are elected officials who are to do the will of the people. And isn’t one person in this senior center who complained about the free doughnuts. If they’re concerned seniors, are they going to prohibit all the in the whole town from eating doughnuts? They ’t just pick on us if they’re interested in health of all seniors.

“People get a little of power and it goes straight to their . We are starting a petition to recall all council members who voted for this law.”