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Menu Labeling: Another Job-Killing Regulation in ObamaCare

Richard31 Wrote: Nov 25, 2012 3:06 PM
Are you capable of reading labels? It's all there, in far more detail than you will ever get from a sign in a grocery store. Are you capable of using Google and a calculator? It's all there, in far more detail than you will ever get from a sign in a pizza parlor, even assuming they list all 34 million variations. You would obviously rather use no common sense - whether it's about brocolli or about pizza. The only labeling I need in a grocery store is whether it is "organic" - so I know what to avoid in order to not get a dose of E-coli from the slave labor plantations worked by illegal Mexican immigrants for the benefit of big Obama/Pelosi/Reid campaign donors.

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...