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Obamacare´s Pizza Price
Washington Times, by Editorial

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Posted By:pineledger, 11/26/2012 1:22:41 PM

It’s well established that Obamacare is sending the cost of health care skyrocketing. What’s less known is it will make trips to the grocery store more expensive and drive up the cost of pizza. All this is happening because nanny state zealots slipped a zinger into the measure just before it came up for a vote. A provision requiring restaurant menus to display calorie counts might seem like a minor addition to legislation representing the takeover of one-sixth of the economy, but the seemingly simple addition will cost billions. President Obama’s own Office of Management and Budget listed the menu

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The FDA will even have the authority to determine the size font that can be used on menu signs.

"The world has gone mad today..."

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: pictish, 11/26/2012 1:33:22 PM     (No. 9034508)

It reminds me of the cost to Ireland for the replacement of all road signs when they adopted the Euro. Part of the agreement they didn´t notice.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Dante, 11/26/2012 1:57:16 PM     (No. 9034558)

The federal government is in its 4th decade of "anti-obesity" measures, meanwhile the problem grows unabated. All they do is waste money while destroying the businesses which pay taxes.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Rather Read, 11/26/2012 2:09:10 PM     (No. 9034579)

I swear, if the cost of food goes up more I don´t know what I´ll do.

Thank you stupid dems.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: ziel, 11/26/2012 2:25:11 PM     (No. 9034615)

Wait for class action lawsuits when calorie listed on the menu will not match exactly actual dish.
It is inevitable that some portions will not have amount of calories listed.
It will be goldmine for lawyers.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: sg, 11/26/2012 2:42:24 PM     (No. 9034647)

Where does the federal government get the authority to tell a shopkeeper what signs and notices he must display in his business?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: pineledger, 11/26/2012 3:04:10 PM     (No. 9034675)

Executive Decisions.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: canuckchopper, 11/26/2012 4:59:15 PM     (No. 9034849)

Like we´ve had people dying because the calories aren´t listed now...
What will this law accomplish?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: billa, 11/27/2012 4:45:25 AM     (No. 9035360)

In the State of Californi, the calorie count signs are EVERY WHERE and have been for some time.

One of the "unintended" consequences or rather, ones that Ds did not foresee or even ponder, is that when people start reading the calories in foods that have generally been perceived as more healthy, local and low-calorie = way more expensive, they don´t buy. I asked one of the waiters at my more favorite mid-priced chains, if learning of calorie count has deterred purchasing certain foods or food altogether?

She responded absolutely. She said people are now ordering one entree and sharing and foregoing dessert altogether. As a result people are spending less and so is the tip.

If that was Obama´s intent was to reduce obesity...the facts prove otherwise. All it has done is made business more expensive to run, and businesses and employees earning less revenue.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Trigger2, 11/27/2012 4:54:30 AM     (No. 9035365)

Seems to me most obese live off welfare.

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