New Obamacare regulations targeting the fast food and grocery store market that require signs detailing calorie and nutritional information on every product will force pizza makers like Domino’s to post up to 34 million different signs in every store: One for every possible pizza order.
“It’s not like a Big Mac. Pizza is customizable, there are options to factor in,” said Jenny Fouracre-Petko, legislative director for Domino’s and a member of the trade group American Pizza Community. “There are 34 million pizza combinations. We’ve done the math.”
Ditto for the grocery stores, which are shifting to providing more fresh made and baked goods, said Erik Lieberman, counsel for the Food Marketing Institute.
Regulators are idiots. Not because their regulations result in marketplace chaos like this. They are idiots because they believe they can write regulations for tens of millions of business and hundreds of millions of consumers making billions of decisions a day and shit like this won’t happen. Worse than idiots, they are arrogant idiots.
Of course, if changes aren’t made, Pizza joints will be forced to offer five or six types of pizza with no ingredient substitutions. Don’t like onions? Too bad. The Leviathan says they have to be included.
Drip, drip, drip… Let’s read de Tocqueville one more time.
Thus, After having thus successively taken each member of the community in its powerful grasp and fashioned him at will, the supreme power then extends its arm over the whole community. It covers the surface of society with a network of small complicated rules, minute and uniform, through which the most original minds and the most energetic characters cannot penetrate, to rise above the crowd.