This shameful sugar disparity became the subject of a recent DC Council hearing catered by Georgetown Cupcake.
Councilmember Mary Cheh responded to this crisis with legislation mandating cupcakes in public school cafeterias. Jack Evans advocated tax breaks for cupcake stores, arguing that DC is losing cupcake revenue to Maryland and Virginia.
Not to be outdone, Marion Barry introduced legislation providing tax incentives to cupcake retailers who set up shop in underserved wards, and Harry Thomas, Jr. has a bill mandating diagonal parking and asking DC to analyze building municipal parking garages around cupcake shops.
That’s Greater Greater Washington having some April Fool’s Day fun “reporting” on the cupcake crisis in the D.C. area. Yes, cupcake crisis. Everyday thousands of Washingtonians are at a major disadvantage when it comes to fulfilling their sugary needs. Help is on the way for the pastry deprived, and we hope it’s in the form of a celeb-studded charity single. Think “We Are The World” for cupcakes.
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