DC - House Passes Cheeseburger Bill

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  1. Casshew

    Casshew Former Member

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    The House says if you supersize your fries and your waistline follows, don't blame the food sellers. By a vote of 307-to-119 it easily approved a measure, nicknamed the cheeseburger bill, to prevent people from suing restaurants and food sellers for obesity-related problems. Supporters argued that frivolous lawsuits won't make anyone skinnier.

    Opponents said that the courts, and not Congress, should decide what lawsuits are frivolous.


    The head of the National Restaurant Association praised the vote. Steven Anderson says it is "irrational" to hold restaurants and food companies legally responsible for what people decide to eat and how much of it. :clap:


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  3. angelmom

    angelmom The love stays...forever in our hearts

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    HOLY COW!!! (No pun intended!)

    Logic coming from the legislature???? Where's that picture of the frozen "Hell" sign?
     
  4. SadieMae

    SadieMae Former Member

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    They must have been having a brain cramp.
     
  5. wendybtn

    wendybtn Well-Known Member

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    But the Senate never voted on it, so no President could have signed it. Individual states may have passed their own versions.
     

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