Why are places like McDonald's, BK, Wendy's and Arby's allowed to have dollar value menu items? I know that everyone has the right to charge whatever they like, but I think it's gone too far. Look at cigs. The cost seems to be going up and up and up. I've never smoked in my life, but I notice that even the cheapest cigs are over 5 bucks a pack now. They're always talking about taxing them more and things like that, due in part to the fact that they are so bad for you and are a burden on the health care industry. I feel like fast food restaurants need to have the hammer dropped on them asap. I always fill up with gas at a BP that is right next to a BK and McDonald's. It's just sad how many fat/obese and morbidly obese people go there and fill their faces with dollar menu items. I think someone needs to step in and put an end to it. Fast food restaurants are not the only reason that this country is so fat, but they definitely have a big piece of the blame pie in my opinion. Anyone else agree that something needs to be done asap? Don't even get me started with the trash parents who take their kids to places like BK and McDonald's on a regular basis due to the cheap price and the fact they are too lazy to cook a meal for their family. They need to put some huge tax on these foods. The burden they put on our health care is massive, and they should pay for it up front to make up for them getting fat as hell and a health care burden for years to come!