Friday, November 12, 2010

San Fransisco bans the Happy Meal toy

San Fransisco just recently banned the inclusion of toys with kid's meals at fast food restaurants, in hopes that it will deter young children from wanting the product. Instead, what we get is a great example of government force and its intrusion on the decisions that should be made by private citizens.

Fast food is unhealthy and you know what? Who gives a damn? If you don't want it, don't buy it. If your kids want it, you don't have to buy it for them. No amount of advertising or free plastic crap can change your ability to make that decision. Apparently, the government thought that they should run in and save the day from those poor parents.

Let me tell you something. Kids don't buy happy meals, adults do (for the kids). Getting rid of the toys might get rid of some of the nagging, but if the kid wants a happy meal chances are he's going to get one, toy or not.

Or, let's just say that now kids don't want happy meals at all. Now the parents, who are making the decision to eat out, will just have to get them a combo meal. Nothing has been solved with this ban, and it probably never will.

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