Thursday, April 01, 2010

Reason #7: Fast food frustration

One small part of the Health Care Bill requires that fast food restaurants with more than 20 locations (and vending machines? wow.) to post calorie counts for all of their food items.

"What! The Six-Dollar Guacamole Bacon Burger is eleven dollars now? No, wait. That's 1100 calories!"

OK. Maybe I support a calorie label on that one particular burger. But overall, I don't like this a whole lot. Polls and studies are conflicting as to whether posting calories even works. And if I had my druthers, the government would stop mandating stuff like this.

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