I have to admit that not ever being able to eat out is driving me crazy. I don’t mean steak and lobster! Some days you want or even need to eat out with a workmate, or some nights a Pizza or Boston Market looks like a great idea to bring home dinner and just be done with it. But that’s not allowed, no matter how inexpensive the restaurant or takeout meal is. It strikes me that this program was designed in an era of stay-at-home moms in two parent families. With both parents working, or only one parent around, it seems a little unfair to me not to have the flexibility of getting prepared food sometimes. Modern families, even those who watch their money, sometimes need that grab-and-go convenience.
- Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton