It was all so predictable. We were right. Don't ever forget that. Label every one of their power grabs "Obamacare." Immigration reform is the Obamacare of border control. Et cetera.
Having screwed up health care, now we learn Obamacare is screwing up movie theater popcorn.
Movie theater chains will have to inform patrons how many calories are in those giant buckets of popcorn and restaurants with at least 20 locations will have to reveal the calorie content of their specialty cocktails under new rules unveiled by the Food and Drug Administration.What the hell?
The FDA rules, published Tuesday, aim to set a national standard for posting calorie information on virtually all menu items sold in chain restaurants, entertainment venues and vending machines. When fully implemented two years from now, they will bring uniformity to the patchwork of state and local calorie-posting requirements that exist today.
The rules, drafted under a provision of the Affordable Care Act, will apply to chains that have 20 or more locations operating under the same name and offering “basically the same menu items,” the FDA said.
“Increased awareness about the choices we make certainly does not mean that we always eat what is healthy,” FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg wrote Tuesday on her blog. “But whether we choose to eat French fries or a tuna sandwich, those selections should reflect informed decision-making. That can only happen if the right information is available to make those choices.”Oh hell no. Get the hell out of my food, government. You know nothing about food. One year you tell me cholesterol is bad, the next you say some is. You are wrong about table salt and sugar. You are wrong about just about everything, as a matter of fact.
It is none of the government's business what I eat. In fact, dump the FDA. Who needs it? We are not children who need the government to protect us from ourselves.
This law has nothing to do with health and everything to do with power.
Republicans could not repeal this piece of dog doo fast enough.