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Menu Labeling: Another Job-Killing Regulation in ObamaCare

Dr_Zinj Wrote: Nov 26, 2012 1:50 PM
Yeah, this regulation is another instance of the Nanny State taking away people's rights. I want to be on the jury the first time this comes up so I can nullify it immediately. If people want nutritional information on a resturant chain's menu items, then ask for it, and don't patronize companies that won't provide it. That's what the free market economy is all about. By the way, every company like that I've checked on the Internet already has their meals listed on their websites, AND can print it out in the resturant if asked. It might not be instantaneous, but they should have it to you before you're done eating.

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...