I guess along with incandescent light bulbs I need to start stocking up on salt.
Did the Founding Fathers ever anticipate that one day government would be regulating salt in my diet? This is what nanny state we end up with when we allow a bunch of nimrods to pass some boneheaded health care bill under the misconception that it's also the government's business to see to it that every American is provided with health care. If the government is going to be sure everyone has health care then by god we've got to cut those costs by forcing them to be healthy. We've raised taxes on cigarettes...let's go after salt now!
Next thing you know, you won't even be able to buy a package of Kool-Aid at the grocery store or the sugar to make it with. Bags of sugar will become rationed, hot black market items! Snickers bars and marshmallows....gone. My imagination runs wild.
Imagine a life with little or no salt. What will bacon taste like? No more beef jerky? How are we Southern women supposed to cook vegetables? What about my salt meat that I throw into almost every pot of peas I cook? If the government is restricting the amount of salt in processed foods, how long before they come after the salt shaker itself?
Just ridiculous. I wish the government would watch the border and not my salt intake. I wish they'd quit trying to regulate every aspect of my daily life. Between cap and trade regulating light bulbs, water and energy use, and now dietary restrictions, it's difficult sometimes to remember that this is the land of the free.