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Obamacare Vending Machine Mandate Expected to Cost Millions
Town Hall.com ^ | 12/28/2013 | Sarah Jean Seman

Posted on 12/29/2013 7:36:41 AM PST by rktman

Not even vending machines are outside the scope of Obamacare mandates. Under the bill's new labeling regulations nutrition information must be placed next to each slot of candy bars, chips, peanuts and cracker-jacks.

Around 457 pages into Obamcare, section 4205 stipulates:

"the vending machine operator shall provide a sign in close proximity to each article of food or the selection button that includes a clear and conspicuous statement disclosing the number of calories contained in the article."

(Excerpt) Read more at townhall.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Food; Health/Medicine; Society
KEYWORDS: didiots; ecowackos; foodcops
What the heck? Why do I need reminded of all the contents, calories/fat/trans-fat/salt/glucose/Hg/Pb/ and on infinitum? I'm sure there's a lot of folks who DO read all the labels, but to madate it? On vending machines? Now you gotta stand in line to get a Snickers waiting for the folks ahead of you to read the labels? When are they going to mandate that you read the label and sign off on having read it? "Set Me Free Why Don't Ya Babe?" (Loved Vanilla Fudge version of the song) In fact, here it is.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwfW9WwIXLk

1 posted on 12/29/2013 7:36:41 AM PST by rktman
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To: rktman

Oops. Here’s the active link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwfW9WwIXLk


2 posted on 12/29/2013 7:37:25 AM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme), the price of EVERYTHING will necessarily skyrocket! Period.)
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To: rktman

I wonder if they will have to print signs in both Spanish and English ?


3 posted on 12/29/2013 7:41:14 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (I forgot what my tagline was supposed to say)
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To: rktman

But at least the vending machines in Congress are exempt!


4 posted on 12/29/2013 7:43:52 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: rktman

This was probably suggested by the snack manufacturers. Now they can make the portions even smaller to make room in the machines for the literature. Ink costs a lot less than chocolate.


5 posted on 12/29/2013 7:48:21 AM PST by 1raider1
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To: 1raider1

Wake me up when the shooting starts.


6 posted on 12/29/2013 7:51:13 AM PST by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: UCANSEE2

I’m certainly glad you recognized that Spanish would be first with sub-titles in english. LOL! Yo quiero taco bell? Or something.


7 posted on 12/29/2013 7:55:28 AM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme), the price of EVERYTHING will necessarily skyrocket! Period.)
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To: rktman

I am entirely in favor of this. People need a reminder in their faces, every damn day, of how ridiculous government regulation has become.


8 posted on 12/29/2013 7:57:56 AM PST by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: rktman

People don’t read labels. When a person wants a Snickers, he isn’t going to waste time reading up on the calories. He just has to have that Snickers right now!


9 posted on 12/29/2013 8:00:51 AM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: rktman

This is ham handed all right. While to be perfectly fair these dear Democrats probably envisioned a little sticker, again like half baked schemes thought up by self-proud kids, it is going to be limiting in ways they did not envision and will now try to excuse rather than ameliorate. For example, right now several different $1 items could be put in a $1 slot one behind the other, just to fill the machine. They might not have the same calorie count. Now if one were to really press the issue, maybe a sticker on the front of the item would be considered OK but that does not match the language of the law.

I kind of like knowing that stuff, it helps me keep my snacking within reason when my eyes are bigger than my stomach, but why oh why has the private sector gotten so flaccid when standing up for good things? Could it be because it believed Uncle Sam could do everything and that Father God counted for nothing?


10 posted on 12/29/2013 8:03:00 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: The Antiyuppie

Calories are probably helpful to know. For one thing it has assured me that McDonalds isn’t as sinful as some might lead you to believe. I can get that meal, WITH fries, and not blow my belly out of proportion, as long as I eat sanely all the day.

On the other hand. Why did it need Uncle Sam to make it happen, clumsily as it were. I don’t damn the private sector but I hold it accountable for not using whatever we do know to honor God.


11 posted on 12/29/2013 8:06:59 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

LOL! “snacking within reason”. Blasphemy! (I know. A lot of folks need to keep it “real-er” than others.)


12 posted on 12/29/2013 8:12:38 AM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme), the price of EVERYTHING will necessarily skyrocket! Period.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
Wonder if Duck Dynasty candy bars will comply?


13 posted on 12/29/2013 8:17:25 AM PST by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: rktman

This will have the same blazing success as cancer warnings on cigarette packages. I know millions of people who have read each warning on each package, then they quit. (Or I am sure that must have happened, in Utopia.)

We need warning labels on all condom packages. And they must be read and acknowledged before use.

Labels must be in sign language for the blind (or maybe in dog language).

How do they know how many vending machines? Are they registered?


14 posted on 12/29/2013 8:27:27 AM PST by Scrambler Bob ( Concerning bo -- that refers to the president. If I capitalize it, I mean the dog.)
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To: rktman

The people who live in this country are too stupid to figure this out by themselves. The Nazi Nannies are just looking out for us!


15 posted on 12/29/2013 8:34:43 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (The Truth Is Out There. Just don't let anyone know that you're looking for it.)
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To: Scrambler Bob

“How do they know how many vending machines? Are they registered?”

No problem, Homeland Security is hiring inspectors and acquiring the Prius’s for them to drive around inspecting with even as I write this.


16 posted on 12/29/2013 8:42:29 AM PST by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: rktman

It’s not enough that they’re pushing for $10 burgers but now they want $10 cokes, chips and candy bars.


17 posted on 12/29/2013 8:43:37 AM PST by bgill
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To: The Antiyuppie

I thought HS traveled in MRAPs?


18 posted on 12/29/2013 8:43:47 AM PST by nascarnation (Wish everyone see a "Gay Kwanzaa")
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To: rktman
Does this mean that the manufacturer of said articles no longer have to have that info on the wrappers? Next thing, any building that has machines will have to have the fact, along with a comprehensive list, posted on the outsside door to the establishment. Then, the county will have to have signs that list all the establishments and the same info. Then the State will have to list the counties/establish,ments/machines info. Then all entries to the Country will have to have even more signs (that might be able to be integrated into a border fence because it will be a huge array of signs). And eventually, we will pay the Chinese to post a global set of signs on the moon to warn any aliens visitors of the hazards.

The sign makers will have a huge boost in employment...

19 posted on 12/29/2013 8:53:17 AM PST by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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Don’t forget the permitting and licensing fees and surcharges to be added.


20 posted on 12/29/2013 8:58:59 AM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme), the price of EVERYTHING will necessarily skyrocket! Period.)
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To: fatnotlazy
People don’t read labels. When a person wants a Snickers, he isn’t going to waste time reading up on the calories. He just has to have that Snickers right now!

Which will be identified as the next problem and hence a two week waiting period on Snickers will be enacted after you have had an ACA background check.

21 posted on 12/29/2013 9:06:59 AM PST by Ghost of SVR4 (So many are so hopelessly dependent on the government that they will fight to protect it.)
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To: rktman
"the vending machine operator shall provide a sign in close proximity to each article of food or the selection button that includes a clear and conspicuous statement disclosing the number of calories contained in the article."

If this disclosure is for the benefit of well being, then wouldn't it stand to reason to mandate that each voting booth be provided a sticker in close proximity to the voter that informs them of: "Voting Democrat can be detrimental to your health, wealth and pursuit of happiness"..?

22 posted on 12/29/2013 9:11:06 AM PST by varon (Para bellum)
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To: rktman
Don’t forget the permitting and licensing fees and surcharges to be added.

I'm assuming you are referring to the signs vs. the merchandise - either way, it's a valid point.

23 posted on 12/29/2013 9:26:17 AM PST by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: Ghost of SVR4

No. The feds will ultimately decide that Snickers aren’t good for you and the company will be forced to take the product off the market.

Before long, all the candy and chips will be replaced with tofu and carrot sticks.


24 posted on 12/29/2013 9:35:07 AM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: rktman

I am reminded of the South Park episode regarding Toilets and Safety Belts. It didn’t go well.


25 posted on 12/29/2013 9:52:41 AM PST by Kickass Conservative (Nobody owes you a living, so shut up and get back to work...)
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To: Scrambler Bob
We need warning labels on all condom packages. And they must be read and acknowledged before use....

Some mighty good ideas there. I like the idea of braille warnings on the condoms for the blind.

26 posted on 12/29/2013 11:01:41 AM PST by Albion Wilde ("Remember... the first revolutionary was Satan."--Russian Orthodox Archpriest Dmitry Smirnov)
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To: COBOL2Java

I kind of wish that said God, Family, Ducks but that’s A&E for ya.


27 posted on 12/29/2013 11:32:57 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (The Lion of Judah will roar again if you give him a big hug and a cheer and mean it. See my page.)
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To: trebb

“The sign makers will have a huge boost in employment... “

Tsk, Tsk. You are assuming that the target demographic can read.


28 posted on 12/29/2013 11:35:06 AM PST by Scrambler Bob ( Concerning bo -- that refers to the president. If I capitalize it, I mean the dog.)
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To: rktman

Cloward-Piven marches on.


29 posted on 12/29/2013 12:40:10 PM PST by pa_dweller (Extremist tea-party-driven hostage-taking legislative arsonist without a life)
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To: rktman
Obamacare Vending Machine:


30 posted on 12/29/2013 3:51:55 PM PST by mikrofon (Happy New Year 2014)
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