Saturday, October 27, 2007

Another Bloomberg Social Engineering Law

Guns and Calories. Probably see him going out of state to attack fast-food manufacturers next.
The Bloomberg administration, in its continuing fight against obesity, reintroduced a measure yesterday to force chain restaurants to display calorie information on their menus or menu boards, after a federal judge struck down a similar measure last month.

The new regulation would apply to all restaurants operating in the city that have 15 or more outlets here or across the country.
Another place government really should stay right out of. If there was that much of a demand for this information the companies would be providing it. But since no one is asking, they aren't telling.
“The big picture is that New Yorkers don’t have access to calorie information,” said Dr. Thomas R. Frieden, the city’s health commissioner. “They overwhelmingly want it. Not everyone will use it, but many people will, and when they use it, it changes what they order, and that should reduce obesity and, with it, diabetes.”
Horse-Shit. If they "overwhelmingly" wanted this the public could just stop going to those companies and they would force them to post such information. But they don't want that information, they just want their burger and fries. I find it highly improbable that there would be a substantial change in behavior if they did post the calories. And Frieden hasn't any evidence to actually support his contention.

More social engineering that frankly is a complete waste of time and really not any government's business to be forcing businesses into. What next? Telling the customer's they can't buy what they want. No probably just taxing them for their own good.

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