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ObamaCare is coming for your pizza

The Heritage Foundation reminds us that ObamaCare is a really massive disaster.  It’s already got tentacles wrapped around every area of American life, and plenty more are coming.  Hyper-regulatory regimes never get smaller, do they?  Also, as the program’s finances collapse, the Administration’s need to shake down everyone in sight for more cash will increase.  This thing is already such a monster that if we can’t repeal it, we may need to consider building giant robots to fight it.

The monster has already invaded your local pizza restaurant, as a scrappy entrepreneur who took over her husband’s franchise after he developed a brain tumor can tell you:

Did you know there are 34 million different ways to make a Domino’s pizza?

Mary Lynne Carraway can’t fit that on a menu board. But that’s what Obamacare says she has to do: Put up a menu board in each of her 60 Domino’s stores that tells people the calorie count of every possible combination. Of course, all the information is already available online.

“Right now I’m 60 to 70 percent Internet,” Carraway said of her business. “So people can go online and they can look at the nutritional values because it’s all broken up there.”

What would it mean for each of her stores to have to install such a menu board? A cost of about $5,000 per store–and that hits the managers and employees of each store. Those people aren’t numbers; Carraway knows her workers well.

“I have managers that worked for me that some of them have gone to law school, some of them have been accountants,” she said, proud that she is helping people achieve the American dream. And she has worked hard, even though she never intended to be a business owner.

Not that any of that matters to the power-crazed, out-of-touch politicians and bureaucrats who inflicted ObamaCare on us.  Those people have no idea how to run a private-sector business.  The sheer lunacy of requiring a restaurant to post calorie counts for every possible combination of pizza toppings would be an absolute non-starter for anyone who had a lick of common sense.  Not only is the cost burden deposited on people like Mary Carraway unreasonable, but it’s simply insane to assume customers would derive any meaningful value from such a menu board.  The sheer contempt required to assume child-citizens need something like that is breathtaking.

But then again, if Barack Obama and his nightmare squad of bureaucrats understood the challenges facing ordinary Americans, or assigned even the slightest value to their time, they wouldn’t have plowed ahead with the launch of a half-completed, bug-riddled, non-functional computer system plagued by dangerous security flaws.  They wouldn’t have pushed a plan that would destroy millions of insurance policies, or had the level of arrogant condescension necessary to lie to the prospective victims about the peril they faced.  

None of these jokers ever sat back and said, “Good Lord, never mind our political situation, we just can’t do this to hard-working people!”  I’ll bet it never came up at a single high-level meeting.

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