ObamaCare, beyond increasing health insurance premiums, causing people to lose hours at work, causing millions of people to lose their plans, and causing thousands of jobs, also apparently forces vending machines to display nutritional information. Wyblog has more…
Because nagging the crap out of you makes you healthier. And it makes do-gooder bureaucrats happy.
Office workers in search of snacks will be counting calories along with their change under new labeling regulations for vending machines included in President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul law.
Requiring calorie information to be displayed on roughly 5 million vending machines nationwide will help consumers make healthier choices, says the Food and Drug Administration, which is expected to release final rules early next year. It estimates the cost to the vending machine industry at $25.8 million initially and $24 million per year after that, but says if just .02 percent of obese adults ate 100 fewer calories a week, the savings to the health care system would be at least that great.
Now, please remember that nutritional information is already on the individual snacks sold in the machine, so what’s the point of having it on the machine as well? If someone is going to ignore the package, they will equally ignore the machine.
And, come to think of it, would not the ADA mandate that the nutritional information be also available in Braille? After all, if you are going to be asinine, why limit yourself? I think if they Braille mandate isn’t in the act, a lawsuit needs filed to force it. And while we are at it, will people that are not native English speakers be able to benefit from the government’s nanniness? I demand that the nutritional information also be offered in Spanish!