CHEESEBURGER, CHEESEBURGER! . . . According to the Associated Press, the House is working hard to take care of our nation's business:
The Republican-controlled House voted Wednesday to shield fast-food chains from lawsuits that blame them for making people fat.
Nicknamed the "cheeseburger bill," the measure stems from lawsuits accusing McDonald's of causing obesity in tens of thousands of children. The food industry has asked Congress and state legislatures to protect it from liability, and so far, 21 states have agreed.
You go, House! Meanwhile, I'll ask the question I asked in April: "Where Are the Promised Obesity Lawsuits?" As far as I know, it's still true that most plaintiffs' lawyers have no more interest in suing the food industry for obesity than they do in eating a Big Mac.
So is the legislation really necessary? Or is it just hysteria and fear-mongering? Next thing you know, the Girl Scouts will be changing their cookie recipes.