Another goody in the healthcare bill will allow the government to gradually stop all child geared food advertisements? The government will be able to tell the manufacturers what they can advertise. No more Fast food or fast food restaraunt, candy, chips or generally anything the government thinks is "unhealthy" will be allowed on TV. I know there will be some who don't care or will think it's a good thing but how can you be for the government telling you that you cannot advertise your product? Thats just WRONG.Answer Question
Anyone else smell a media bailout? When those big advertising dollars aren't allowed to be made by networks I wonder what sort of impact it will have on their bottom line. I think there are some networks that now almost solely depend on advertising dollars.
Answer by QuinnMae at 11:02 AM on May. 13, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 11:03 AM on May. 13, 2010
Answer by glamomomo at 11:04 AM on May. 13, 2010
We don't eat fast food, we don't eat processed crap and take care of our bodies. I still think the Government swooping in and controlling yet one more thing is wrong. Advertisements do not make a child fat. Parents feeding their children crap daily and not making sure they get proper exercise is the problem. If a parent is so weak they cannot say no to their kid nothing is going to help that parent including big brother government.
Answer by momtolucas2002 at 11:08 AM on May. 13, 2010
Answer by older at 11:09 AM on May. 13, 2010
well I bet if it wasnt the government saying this...it would not be a problem...
You are partially right. If it were the networks saying that they won't advertise unhealthy products on THEIR network, then the decision is really up to them and advertisers could choose to advertise elsewhere on different networks. Government thinks you are too stupid to ignore advertisements or that you don't have the intestinal fortitude to tell your child NO to sugary snacks and foods. So I guess you are okay with the government undermining your parenting style, assuming you even have one.
Answer by Anonymous at 11:09 AM on May. 13, 2010
Answer by older at 11:12 AM on May. 13, 2010
I'm taking an excerpt from the text of Harry S Truman's 1948 inaugural address..................
Communism is based on the belief that man is so weak and inadequate that he is unable to govern himself, and therefore requires the rule of strong masters.
Democracy is based on the conviction that man has the moral and intellectual capacity as well as the inalienable right, to govern himself with reason and justice.
By these definitions, does that mean we're headed toward communism?
Answer by Anonymous at 11:12 AM on May. 13, 2010
Answer by itsmesteph11 at 11:15 AM on May. 13, 2010
Uh, have you seen our representatives, Older? Barney Frank isn't the pillar of healthy living now, is he? isn't it hypocritical for our unhealthy population of elected officials to be determining what YOU eat? I guess some of you are ok with hypocritical thinking though. It shows every day here. And before you try to report me for calling names, I never called YOU anything but your name.
Answer by Anonymous at 11:16 AM on May. 13, 2010