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Menu Labeling: Another Job-Killing Regulation in ObamaCare

South Side Of Chicago Wrote: Nov 25, 2012 12:26 PM
The restaurant industry opposes ANYTHING that effects their profits, no matter the effect on the public. Check out their history on opposing the increasingly strict drunk driving laws and legal limit for DUIs. They lobby for relaxing drunk driving restrictions because it means people will drink more and spend more money when dining out. This is not a stand against regulation in the name of freedom, it is protecting profits at the expense of public health.
Scrap Iron in Texas Wrote: Nov 25, 2012 12:36 PM
Have you ever run a restaurant?
I mean owned and operated?
I have, and the margin is so thin, that ANYTHING can cause you to lose money.
In fact, most restaurants fail in the first year, no matter what.

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...