Big victories for Food Police
McDonald's to post calorie counts on menus nationwide
- Duration 6:22
- Date Sep 15, 2012
McDonald's to post calorie counts on menus nationwide
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Big victories for the third police this week McDonald's announcing it will be posting calorie counts on all of its menus nationwide that's not some Monday.
And New York City is banning lots of places from selling supersize sodas and other sugary drinks and -- you think that.
You know you think you're big on him verbally it's gonna be bad for the economy bad for jobs -- you hate it you got -- How it is frightened me Cheryl I mean first rather than direct economic impact think about all the hundreds of thousands of dollars it's gonna be -- cost of that million dollars nationwide.
To print -- the -- sign inched up to comply with these new completely arbitrary laws.
And the fact that.
New York and actually passing next -- asinine.
Beverage size band when they -- -- mandated the size of the many signage two years ago people actually consume more calories government control actually hurts the problem it's supposed to remedy and the fact that it's.
Imposing more on people's private lives.
Thanks pretty frightening.
You know way you know if you look at the history McDonald and they've been giving -- -- nutritional information for thirty years it's not like it's a big secret -- this really much of a stretch.
For somebody like McDonald's has to offer and a well I I I.
I don't think that's the danger that I mean the -- the big danger I mean the one that Jonathan talking about I think -- minor compared to the fact that you're allowing the government to coerce you under some.
Health -- reason.
To do things that a personal and private for you I mean the next thing they're gonna do is say we're -- -- regulate clothing because in the wintertime you can catch a cold if you don't -- such and such.
I -- the fact that they have inserted themselves into the private lives of American people to this extent under the guise of helping health which is -- we all look great with that but that's a personal choice it's not up to the government to tell me where I -- -- and what I can -- Okay -- -- here's thing here's the joys of McDonald's about a twenty piece chicken nugget it's 940 calories -- that's my -- actually didn't think that I look I was I don't.
-- -- Back to sort of accounting periods of capitalism you know -- Adam Smith himself said that there is -- an important role for government in helping make sure that we have the information as consumers.
To make informed decisions and that we don't just let capitalism and don't just -- markets.
You know sort of do what exactly whatever it is they want and we know that we don't like about it it will slowly.
Test data that you get canned soda you get a candy bar they get a bag of chips.
It -- the calorie count the nutrition cannot.
Not because companies voluntarily decided to do that but because the government said look you have to provide that information to consumers and that's what -- -- -- them to do better but at.
How are you for -- more animation is.
All the information -- been available all this is an additional cost to people haven't had a.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- Strip that out all right so that's when he -- is 940 calories I'm grossed out by -- but it's not gonna stop anybody it doesn't change habits in all it's gonna do is make those twenty pieces.
That much more money.
And that's the problem is that people matters now eating at McDonald's -- and -- -- and an end up paying more.
That's where this hurts the economy just like the what about childhood obesity and -- that is a major issue that is that is the argument on the other side of this is that that's what's in me driving our help -- awesome.
For it's yeah childhood obesity diabetes are calls -- our country billions of dollars and it could be hundreds of millions dollars -- greater future look you're not telling some big fat now that walks in mcdonalds you can't have a cheeseburger lawyers say is hey look.
-- -- There's a lot of calories in this and are very good for you and money is -- people are still go to work -- McDonald's does have a lot of very healthy things on -- -- that a guy can look at now I think maybe I wanna eat a salad make me wanna go sell it works maybe you wanna go somewhere else that he.
It's just a matter of choices we're not stopping anybody -- that we the government the government not stopping by eating some bad there to say here are your options.
Get about you -- -- -- a little shot that Jonathan -- shopping on some big Mac right now are some Fries -- we're at the London daily diet.
I imagine -- well -- again I.
I don't think the cost of spreading that material is a big danger or anything like that it's the idea that where -- headed towards a fascist regime in which you know why don't the government just mandate.
That everybody whose bat has to be a certain white and you get on -- -- -- -- you have a white you get tax that's what we're confident and it's just incited G and did GBL's pointed me JBL think there's oft quoted statistics about the national cost of obesity.
-- -- that's a cost of those who engage in that risky behavior.
I mean he's who writes the checks makes the rules amount of government paying the costs for health care of course and that government telling us -- to -- -- what we can.
Never got Jonathan how can -- -- diabetic does drive up health care for everybody when you have obamacare of these folks visit emergency -- it drives up the cost of health care for everybody I think that -- I think that is indisputable.
Look I understand a slippery slope -- government but I've proved with.
The government's banning smoking indoors I think that was a great measure I think there's certain things the government to do understand -- slippery slope.
But what you're saying is look here's how many calories are cheeseburger may -- wanna -- -- you know the argument on many business size -- many small business and without the -- you know major corporations -- But the the local restaurant owner if if the government comes in and this is dictated to him.
This kind of you know detail.
Hit that may hurt his business -- over talk about small business margins do you mean so much outside as a positive thing possibly could but look this is how we always are balancing in our country because your country we balance.
Individual business interest with what we think is in the best interest of our country our nation and people and consumers and look.
You know you could say I think where you could send me -- about like regulations on smog or are you -- water pollution are sort of once upon a time we let companies dumps legend yeah.
Trash that -- at McDonald's McDonald's does have a very healthy menu that's what government.
Yeah it is way to be sitting above me -- that look on his face saying -- Why -- -- -- you're not listening to this in this slippery -- you know what -- like the big -- A big gulp I think he -- -- -- Talent and can like victim that's just -- that -- -- in the United States Jonathan Byrd.
Yeah I'm sure that a big -- this is exactly like putting sludge and the environment to -- this morning -- -- And I this is hanging me are we.
Debate waves just like at what went on -- -- an Amish are up.