Nasty Pelousy said we would have to wait until after they had rammed ObamaCare down our throats before we could find out what lay within those 2,700 pages of power grab. But we still don’t know how much it will cost. Day by day, we are finding out:
Supermarket owners argue a pending federal food-labeling rule that stems from the new health care law would overburden thousands of grocers and convenience store owners — to the tune of $1 billion in the first year alone.
These costs will be passed along to you the consumer. No doubt John Roberts would call them a tax.
The proposed regulation would require store owners to label prepared, unpackaged foods found in salad bars and food bars, soups and bakery items. Erik Lieberman, regulatory counsel at the Food Marketing Institute, said testing foods for nutritional data will require either expensive software or even more costly off-site laboratory assessments.
Lieberman said failure to get it right comes with stiff penalties: “If you get it wrong, it’s a federal crime, and you could face jail time and thousands of dollars worth of fines.”
The monstrous bills Democrats have been shoving through against public resistance are only outlines. The true horrors will come to light as the details are worked out by scuttling armies of unaccountable bureaucrats.
On a tip from Bob Roberts.