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‘Cheeseburger Bill’ In Paradise; Out Of House, Heads To Senate

Just about the only people in Washington, DC yesterday to oppose common sense protection against frivolous lawsuits were the Center for Science in the Public Interest and the PETA-affiliated Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. They opposed the Personal Responsibility in Food Consumption Act, which passed in the House of Representatives by a margin of 306 votes to 120 — a wider margin than last year’s vote. The bill, which would prevent greedy trial lawyers from suing restaurants and food companies for the personal choices of some obese people, will be introduced in the Senate by Sen. Mark Pryor (D-AR) and Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY). The White House has already weighed in with its support — even though the government’s standard would make our “overweight” president a potential plaintiff.

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