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Old 04-05-2011, 09:29 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Several New York City council members unveiled a bid on Tuesday to ban toy giveaways in fast-food restaurant meals for children, emulating a San Francisco city law that will be enforced later this year.

City Council Deputy Majority Leader Leroy Comrie, who plans to introduce the bill on Wednesday, said banning toy giveaways would reduce the allure of fast-food restaurants for children and encourage the industry to provide healthier options.

New York City to consider banning fast-food toys | Oddly Enough | Reuters
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Old 04-05-2011, 09:32 PM
 
Location: Staten Island, NY
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Proud as I am to be a life-long New Yorker, I contemn my city's government. Most of it, anyway.
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Old 04-05-2011, 10:46 PM
 
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yeah, because a toy is the reason why parents take kids to McDonalds or why kids want to eat there.
I can only think of one time my kids mentioned wanting McDoanlds because of the toy.

While NYC is at it, why don't they ban the scantily clad waitresses at Hooter's, who lure in horny men that are only eating artery clogging food while there.

The stupidity of society never ceases to amaze me.
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Old 04-06-2011, 07:18 AM
 
Location: BK All Day
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They really are looking to take all the fun out of life aren't they.
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Old 04-06-2011, 07:41 AM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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This is stupid. Government (at any level) should have more important things to worry about.
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Old 04-06-2011, 07:47 AM
 
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Several New York City council members unveiled a bid on Tuesday to ban toy giveaways in fast-food restaurant meals for children, emulating a San Francisco city law that will be enforced later this year.

City Council Deputy Majority Leader Leroy Comrie, who plans to introduce the bill on Wednesday, said banning toy giveaways would reduce the allure of fast-food restaurants for children and encourage the industry to provide healthier options.

New York City to consider banning fast-food toys | Oddly Enough | Reuters


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Old 04-06-2011, 07:52 AM
 
Location: In a house
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I'm -almost- inclined to side with the government on this. If the parents aren't capable of parenting their own children, SOMEONE has to do it.

In other words - it sounds to me, like enough parents are giving into their kids' demands - and NOT playing the role of the parent, which is their job. They're considering it "easier" to just let the kid have his happy meal, than it is to let him whine about it for 3 hours, or actually attempt to teach their kid how to stop whining about it for three hours. And as a result of these bad apples spoiling the whole bunch, the government steps in and says, "Ya know what mom? You're worse than your kids. No more happy meals. You caused this, we're solving it."

I do say "almost" side with them, because I don't think it's the toys causing the problems, and I don't think taking the toys away will solve the problem. I DO think there's a problem. But it's a problem with parenting, not toys. When government figures out how to effectively solve THAT problem, I'll be siding with them 100%.
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Old 04-06-2011, 08:02 AM
 
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This is just the type of idot idea that so many spend their time worrying about whie they fail to do anything about real problems like schools because that would take real policies and threat to their jobs. Keep them feeling good is the key to this type of feel good policies .
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Old 04-06-2011, 08:58 AM
 
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My son would be so heart broken. He hates McDonalds food and won't eat there, but he loves the Happy Meal toys. For me, they are also a bargain since I can buy them for $1 and they are usually geared around whatever the new movie/thing of the month is. Much cheaper than heading to the store to buy a $10 action figure that he will care less about in a month.

It's also nice since my FIL works at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia...you know the top rated children's hospital in the nation...that just happens to have a McDonalds in it. He knows the one manager and will usually swing by to complete the collection for my son.

As for the overall issue, government at its worst.
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Old 04-06-2011, 09:03 AM
 
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Perfectly reasonable. I mean, who wants to break little Timmy's heart and actually say the word no to him? This really is in the best interest of the children and I hope every state adopts this policy.

What kind of monsters are you people that encourage children learning they can't have everything they want? They are precious angels, you know.
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