OK, where is the ACLU when you really need them? This is freaking ridiculous. The government in New York City has enforcing on restaurants some of the harshest laws regarding dietary content and labeling on menus and what restaurants can serve of any local government in the nation. They have outlawed the use of cooking oils containing trans fat and have put an onerous requirement for calorie and nutrition labeling on menus.
Now, supposedly in order to monitor the effectiveness of the ‘program’ they are collecting the receipts of diners to ‘study’ their dining habits with the hope of influencing and changing the diners’ behavior to healthier habits. This is big brother gone wild. As much as I think lawyers are a big problem and that suing is not normally the answer, I think there needs to be a class action suit against these food Nazis. What do you think?
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