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Menu Labeling: Another Job-Killing Regulation in ObamaCare

tgwWhale Wrote: Nov 25, 2012 12:55 PM
Chesty, I think we all know that pizza is fattening. The reason we're fat is that we eat too much of it. We don't need a nanny state telling us what to eat. We know that everything good to eat is bad for you (pizza, Doritos, steak fajitas...), and everything that is good for you tastes like crappola. I personally choose to eat pizza and be fat (but happy at least when I'm eating pizza) than be thin and miserable all of the time. It's my choice. It's not Obama's choice. Period.

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...