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Uproar over ObamaCare’s menu rules
The Hill [DC], by Ben Goad

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Posted By:StormCnter, 2/19/2014 4:56:23 AM

A bipartisan group of lawmakers is asking the Obama administration to scale back draft regulations under ObamaCare that would force restaurants to post nutritional information on their menus.?? The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is close to finalizing a rule requiring calorie labels on vending machines and at restaurants and “similar retail food establishments.” Proposed in 2011, the regulations stem from the Affordable Care Act and are designed to combat obesity by helping consumers make healthier choices. But the group of 24 lawmakers said the draft regulations, which apply to restaurants with 20 or more locations, go beyond Congress’ intent

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Deedo, 2/19/2014 5:03:49 AM     (No. 9737997)

The fascism that runs deep in the modern American Socialist movement is extreme. Socialists don´t want to make things better; they just want to control how everyone else lives their lives. Every aspect. From what you eat to where you live to whether or not you live at all (Obamacare). Just total control, nothing more.

And they exempt themselves and their political allies from the labyrinth of control they force on others. Sick and dangerous people.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Trigger2, 2/19/2014 5:08:03 AM     (No. 9737999)

Now that Barry´s taken over restaurant meals, I see he´s now on to destroying independent truckers.

His and his enabling demonrats plan is to sow destruction everywhere. Nothing is exempt except the uber rich and the unions.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Spidey, 2/19/2014 5:32:01 AM     (No. 9738016)

Like everything the left proposes,there´s not actual proof that their claims hold water.I only eat breakfast from fast food and when I look at the rest of the menu,my eyes glaze over trying to sort through all the nutritional crap.

If a person goes to Mc Donalds with the idea of getting a big mac combo meal,they´re not going to look at the calories and buy a salad instead.

As just a minor example of the left driving faster in the wrong direction,they plan on big menu changes again,by putting the calorie count in larger characters.

Forcing parents who pack their kid´s lunch to meet their guidelines is pure fascism and parental rights in general are under assault.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: suziesuburbanite, 2/19/2014 5:55:03 AM     (No. 9738036)

Only a libtard would think that knowing the calorie count in a Snickers bar will keep you from buying it.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Country Boy, 2/19/2014 6:00:32 AM     (No. 9738038)

This is really an example of an exploding Government bureaucracy where cubicle-bound GS grunts are trying to find something to do. Then they can advance to a higher GS level, get their names in a spreadsheet "this is what I did, new ´Government Services´".

Telling the government we don´t need their help, just doesn´t cut it anymore. We will get these looney gov mandates whether they help or not, NOT being the default and usually only value.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: MMC, 2/19/2014 7:06:37 AM     (No. 9738066)

The Nazis were into calorie counting too..
800-900 calories a day for slave labor.

While saying that 2200-2500 is what the prisoners were getting. The SS would take the best and starve the predominantly Jewish population in concentration camps.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Starlady, 2/19/2014 7:47:23 AM     (No. 9738108)

Congress is trying to put the blame on the FDA. They are the ones to blame by writing and passing the law in the first place. They should adopt the philosophy of medical doctors, "first, do no harm."

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