The White House is out to tackle junk fees and junk food

How the government is guilting me.
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The Biden administration has been busy this week. Yesterday we covered the potential laws that would require airlines to show all of their hidden fees. Today, we’re taking a look at their plans to take on junk fees and junk food.

Charges like overdraft fees, late fees for credit card payments, termination fees from cellphone and internet providers, and hotel processing fees are all in the administration’s crosshairs. In a speech this week, Biden claimed that most of America’s largest banks are already scrapping bounced-check fees, thanks to his work. 

Ahead of today’s conference on nutrition, hunger, and health, the White House also outlined its crusade on junk food, which aims to end hunger and illness related to diet in the next eight years — a tall order by any standard. Aside from announcing some possible programs to cover medically directed meals and nutrition assistance, Biden is also pushing to have nutrition information placed directly on the front of food packaging. 

Little does he know, I’m already well aware of how many calories are in the Oreo sharing pack I’m about to devour. Now I’m just getting guilted for it.

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