Regulation Taking a Grain of Salt
Sometimes, just after waking in the morning, it’s possible to believe that people like this do not actually exist, but they’re out there, they’re more plentiful than is good for our nation’s health, and they seem to be getting bolder and bolder:
If State Assemblyman Felix Ortiz has his way, the only salt added to your meal will come from the chef’s tears.
The Brooklyn Democrat has introduced a bill that would ban the use of salt in New York restaurants – and violators would be smacked with a $1,000 fine for every salty dish.
“No owner or operator of a restaurant in this state shall use salt in any form in the preparation of any food,” the bill reads.
Every movement and every era has its kooks, but this example cuts a bit too close to the debate about healthcare costs and government involvement in that industry for my tastes.