Coalition of Franchisee Associations

August 2, 2014

Why Do the Feds Want to Dismantle the Golden Arches?

All of the reporting on the NLRB actions has been lacking because there are
no reporters who understand the complexity of the franchise relationship.

Andy Puzder is one smartest restaurant CEOs around and certainly the most 
outspoken. In his WSJ editorial he describes the lunacy of the NLRB.

"If the NLRB's new interpretation of the rules—which McDonald's has vowed
to contest—becomes the law of the land, it will be tantamount to rewriting an 
existing contractual relationship by government fiat in ways the parties never
contemplated and to their mutual detriment."

Carl's Jr/Hardee's CEO - Opinion

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Anonymous said...

Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) introduced this week the Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Tax (SWEET Act), which aims to institute a tax of one cent per teaspoon – 4.2 grams - of sugar, high fructose corn syrup or caloric sweetener.

The measure (HB 5279), introduced Wednesday says, “A 20-ounce bottle of soda contains about 16 teaspoons of sugars. Yet, the American Heart Association recommends that Americans consume no more than six to nine teaspoons of sugar per day."

Even though the manufacturers’ of the sweet drinks are targeted to pay the tax, the text of the bill itself notes that the goal is to reduce public consumption through a price increase.

“This Act is intended to discourage excessive consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages by increasing the price of these products and by creating a dedicated revenue source for programs and research designed to reduce the human and economic costs of diabetes, obesity, dental caries, and other diet-related health conditions in priority populations,” the measure says.

DeLauro had earlier discussed the proposal while she was crafting it.

During a video presentation for The National Soda Summit in June DeLauro said, “It is long past time that we pass and support policies that work to our better health instead. With that in mind I’m working on legislation right now to tax sugar-sweetened drinks, like sodas, in a way that reflects the serious damage they are doing to our health.”