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Menu Labeling: Another Job-Killing Regulation in ObamaCare

Cosda Wrote: Nov 25, 2012 7:50 PM
I'm for dumping fuel ratings. They are pretty much bogus anyway.
bd-gslo Wrote: Nov 25, 2012 7:54 PM
They give consumers a comparative guide of mpg between makes and models. Making the manufacturers post them has improved efficiency. Menus have changed for the better when food providers have posted nutritional values.

Problems in society are rarely solved by Washington bureaucrats yet they seem to have taken the adage, ‘if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again’ to heart. Accordingly, the government is addressing the nation’s growing obesity epidemic with a regulation: Section 4205, the menu labeling provision attached to ObamaCare meant to “aid consumers in selecting more healthful diets.” As currently written, however, the regulation will likely have job-killing effects and result in little, if any, significant reductions in obesity rates and/or improved health.

The provision requires chain restaurants with 20 or more locations, including franchises and perhaps some grocery...