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Who Cares About Jobs When You Can Regulate Happy Meals?

Bob570 Wrote: Feb 07, 2013 9:32 AM
Actually the Happy Meals will probably do quite well off the new FDA mandates for nutrition list on their menus. In most cases it's their Mom & Pop competitors that will suffer. You see McDonalds has a set menu, and they can spread the costs complying with the new FDA mandates over thousands of outlets. My favorite convenience store/eatery, with the best Pizza in the area, only has 2 outlets however these mandates could cost them as much as the McDonalds . Therefore I suspect there will be some serious Pruning of the Happy Meal's competition.
evie10 Wrote: Feb 07, 2013 11:37 AM
In point of fact, the nutrition information has been available for years for McDonalds restaurants and lot of other chain restaurants...and, you are correct, the mom and pop restaurants are the ones who will have trouble because they make food from individual ingredients and do not have a big lab to calculate all of this. It is the same for when I fix things at home - I have to add up the total calories for the ingredients and calculate the full weight and then divide by a set unit - to do this for the entire restaurant menu will make things costly for the owners. I do love when plans come together so well.

I wish Obama and the Democrats could be as passionate about jobs as they are about, say, the contents of Happy Meals. Or the dust from cement factories. Or the habitat of the red-cockaded woodpecker.

While the wizard of DC remains a master of illusion and delusion, focusing everyone’s attention on the man behind the curtain- and his 20 Little Martyrs- the jobless recovery now enters its fifth year with no signs that hiring will be picking up soon.

So instead of worrying about the peckers, I wonder about the 12 million martyrs who remain unemployed. And the 3.6...

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