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Let´s rein in ´food police´
bureaucrats and get real
about nutrition information

Fox News, by Steve Forbes

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Posted By:StormCnter, 11/28/2012 5:53:15 AM

Here’s food for thought! Despite the looming “fiscal cliff,” a national debt standing at $16 trillion and counting, and high unemployment rates, our federal government continues to create heavy-handed, and often times unnecessary, regulations for our small businesses -- the true engines of the nation’s economic growth. A case in point is a pending federal regulation dealing not with America’s many pressing financial needs, but the calorie count of food at your local restaurant. Tucked into the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (aka ObamaCare) is Section 4205, a provision requiring restaurants

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Catherine, 11/28/2012 8:20:36 AM     (No. 9037189)

Anyone else remember the TV show Quantum Leap? There was a line or two in one episode that said "...before the fat regulations from the government." I thought that was about the dumbest thing I´d ever heard. Apparently not.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Redneck In NY, 11/28/2012 8:59:33 AM     (No. 9037248)

How about we get real about the nanny-state dictating what we eat? I know not to eat 7 Big Macs a week, 10 gallons of soda, and 50 donuts. I´m sorry, but if you choose to eat that way, well, natural selection works.

And yes #1, I do remember that show. Loved it, still catch reruns now and again.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Sanspeur, 11/28/2012 9:19:22 AM     (No. 9037286)

Defund Moochie? How raaaacist of you? She is owed a say in this aspect of our lives.. All the big playes have their own slush funds.. This is her weapon to organize her peeps and pay back whitie.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Skeptical1, 11/28/2012 10:53:24 AM     (No. 9037491)

I followed Forbes´s link to the FDA site, and the regulation doesn´t seem as unreasonable as he makes it sound. It is another nanny-state intrusion, but, on balance, I think it´s probably a good idea, because it takes some of the guess work out of counting calories. The caloric content of food is a fairly straight-forward physical measurement that does not involve moralizing and nutritional fads. It´s just good basic information that, as a consumer, I´m glad to have.

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