Press Release

CCF Statement on Mississippi

“I’ve seen a lot of crazy laws,” said Center for Consumer Freedom Senior Research Analyst, J. Justin Wilson, “but this one takes the cake. Literally. Whether it is menu labeling laws, taxes on fattening foods, or Mississippi’s new ‘you’re too fat to eat here’ proposal, the food police have gone too far.

“This is the latest example of food cops run amok. Are waiters supposed to carry scales around the restaurant and weigh every customer? Give me a break. What’s next? Will waitresses soon be expected to make sure we eat all our veggies?

“Mississippi ranks dead last in the country for being physically active. Maybe the state’s legislature should do something to help people burn more calories instead of pretending that eating out is a cardinal sin.”

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