So-Called "Personal Responsibility Act" Passes in House


Statement of CSPI Executive Director Michael F. Jacobson

October 19, 2005

Once again, members of the House of Representatives have leapt to the defense of restaurant chains and food manufacturers. It seems to me that if Congress really wanted to encourage personal responsibility, it would enact laws that actually encouraged Americans to choose better diets. But of course this silly legislative effort has nothing to do with encouraging personal responsibility and everything to do with pleasing a powerful and politically connected industry.

Instead of dishing out special legislative favors to the food industry, a better way of promoting personal responsibility would be to put nutrition information on menus and menu boards.

 

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