Yes, this is for the common good.
Warning labels and a public awareness campaign should be enough
Government managed healthcare gives them a vested interest in this
Processed food is so darned salty, I won't protest
As long as it's legal for folks to add more salt, I'm okay with it
The government is trying to micromanage our lives! No, this is ridiculous!
Other, please explain
right now, processed food has anywhere from 30 percent to 50 percent of the daily value of sodium(per serving), it makes me shudder, I'd be happy if it were lowered to 10 percent or under.
like imposing a waiting period on buying Ding Dongs or Ho-Hos? maybe a limit of one mountain dew a day?
Most of us can decide what is good for us and we don't need the government spending another 40 billion to protect us from too many McDonald's too salty french fries
My parents regulating what I ate when I was younger was annoying enough. Uncle Sam has no place here.
Importantly, the proposed regulation does not restrict the negative liberty of the individual, but instead restricts the actions of food producers. The individual is in no way disadvantaged by this.
Therefore, philosophical objections to the role of government do little to invalidate the gains of social utility that are certain to occur.
I think the government should encourage companies to use less salt or give them some sort of tax break if they lower the salt content in food. However, the government shouldn't force the companies to use less salt or force people to eat less. It's a lifestyle choice that people consciously make. I think encouraging less salt in food, raising awareness, and giving tax breaks to companies that use less salt is sufficient enough. It's not up to the government to force you to make healthy choices, being in a free country means you have the right to chose to live unhealthily if you want to.