One of the hidden elements of the new ObamaCare health reform law was a new federal regulation listed in the law mandating all restaurant chains of 20 or more locations to place calorie counts on its menus.
Ed Morrissey, commenting on this video at Hot Air, notes the unintended consequences of the mandate:
The mandate will creates a huge cost burden for restaurants not just in testing and printing costs for initial compliance, but every time the restaurant wants to add a new item to its repertoire. The extra cost will be worth it, say many, because it will change American eating habits once the benighted consumers realize the high amount of calories they consume when eating outside the home.
The study quoted on CNN at the video below, found out that putting calorie counts on menus does NOT change people’s eating habits. So, the menu mandate, which costs restaurants and fast food places money each time they add or delete something from the menu thereby costing jobs, is a big waste of taxpayer dollars.
Exit question: I guess this goes to show it’s true what Ronald Reagan once said:
“The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the Government and I’m here to help.”