Killing the Economy With Do-Gooderism
Bill Quick

Obamacare’s Restaurant Calorie-Label Mandate Is A Complete Mess – Forbes

After the flawed rollout of the Affordable Care Act, most of Washington focused on repairing and delaying the law’s most obvious problems. However, a handful of lawmakers have finally noticed one of the law’s hidden regulations: a strict calorie labeling requirement for chain restaurants, vending machines, and other food distributors. What at first appeared to be more bureaucratic but harmless government do-gooding is now proving a verifiable nightmare for small business owners and federal regulators alike.

There is no way I would even try to open a restaurant in today’s business environment.  The last restaurant I owned grossed a million a year (back in 1976, when that was a more respectable sum), and employed something like 35 people.

I wonder how many operations like that don’t even try to get off the ground these days.  My hunch is the number is very high.

Bill Quick

About Bill Quick

I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.

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