Here Come the Pizza Police
Tevya the Wasp
Pizza and the Feds
Good Morning Breakfastpoppers. Today is Friday, February 21, 2014. Tevya is joining me for breakfast this morning. He recently learned that a provision was attached to Obamacare that will have the "food police" monitoring the pizza business. Please join us for a breakfast pizza and a glass of ale. Tevya wants to share what he has learned.
Hello, my beloved human family. James Madison who believed that the ultimate authority resides in the people alone would be very dismayed to witness just how far the long, intrusive arm of government has extended itself into your lives. With all the problems facing your nation, your Congress and the FDA has seen fit to make pizza a really big priority. They have proposed regulations that would require pizza places to post disclosures about the pizza you are enjoying.
Transparency in Pizza
Your Pizza or Your Life!
The food police want all establishments that sell pizza to post calorie content. That, my dear friend, is almost an impossible task. Given the fact that there must be 400 million varieties of pizza, the regulations would be impossible to follow. Then, of course, because this is the government we are talking about, complying with this regulation will also be costly. I have no idea how much it costs to determine calorie count, but it must be more than the price of an anchovy! Then the pizza establishments would have to invest in new menus in order to make all this insane information available to a public that could care less. I don't believe I am going out on a limb when I suggest that pizza lovers do not want to be reminded of calorie counts when they are biting into a cheesy delicious bit of heaven. Papa John's among other pizza chains are in for a rude awakening. Big Brother now has a seat at the table.
If you are wondering how this idea came about you can thank Democrats in the Senate. Among those wanting this regulation was Senator Tom Harkin from Iowa. His explanation made me want to sting somebody. "The individual and societal costs of poor nutrition and diet-related chronic disease compel us to take concrete steps to fashion a society in which the healthy choice is the easy choice." I respectfully suggest to Sen. Harkin that he and his fellow meddlers could do much to promote a healthier society by resigning and staying out of your business!
Hands Up..Pizza Down!
And This is Just the Beginning..
As with everything big government tries to do, this trend will evolve until a food policeman will be inspecting your dinners each evening. In this humble bug's opinion, I would think your government has bigger fish to fry, pun intended. How about keeping the e-coli out of the food chain? How about keeping government out of your god given right to eat what you want?
Where Do You Stand?
Do you appreciate the government's efforts to regulate your food choices?
Dear God, you made so many Democrats
It's no shame to be a Democrat
But it's no great honor either!