Obama’s / Michelle’s Plan to Shut Down Your Good Eats
Barack Obama is enjoying his vacation in Martha’s Vineyard, where he’s able to enjoy all of the culinary delights that his administration wants to ban from your child’s plate!
“Many of the foods targeted in this proposal are the same foods approved by the federal government for the WIC nutrition program for women, infants and children. ‘This doesn’t make any sense whatsoever,’ said Beth Johnson, a dietician for Food Directions in Maryland. ‘It’s not going to do anything to help with obesity. These are decisions I want to make for my kids. These should not be government decisions.’
The Administration claims that their war on food is an effort to combat childhood obesity by reducing the amount of sugar, sodium and fats in food. But according to Human Events, many of the foods that are being targeted are “… those that are considered healthy foods, … hot breakfast cereals such as oatmeal, pretzels, popcorn, nuts, yogurt, wheat bread, bagels, diet drinks, fruit juice, tea, bottled water, milk and sherbet,” – and any food that is marketed to children and teens ages 2 to 17, and doesn’t meet the government’s newly proposed requirements.
You know the box tops that you clip to save money on schools that are on almost all of these foods, no more they have to be removed.
To crack down on “bad parenting” and the evil food industry, the Obama administration has given the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDCP), Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the task of imposing new restrictions on restaurants and food manufactures that will cause them to lose the right to advertise their products, unless they comply with the government’s new regulations.
Obama’s food regulations could put millions of Americans out of work!
The inter-agencies’ regulations would prohibit mom-and-pop restaurants from reaching new customers through advertising. These are the same types of restaurants where we see often see Obama eating hot dogs, burgers and fries, and ice cream – products the Administration deems harmful.
If Obama wants to keep Americans working and restaurants open, then he needs to stop devising new ways to control what Americans make, buy, eat and sell.
Since food manufactures and restaurants won’t be able to advertise if their products don’t meet the government’s imposed requirements, the domino effect will be felt across multiple industries, from loss advertising sales for television and radio stations, to every other venue where children and teens might be exposed to a food advertisement.
Obama’s bad policies are already impacting the products that Americans are allowed to purchase — from the unpopular GM Chevy Volt to harmful compact fluorescent light bulbs – along with the ads that we are allowed to view on TV, and the products that can be on display in grocery stores and markets.
Here’s another harmful effect on the public: If food manufactures refuse to implement Obama’s new regulations, the government will not only ban them from advertising on “TV, radio, in print, and on websites, packaging, point-of-purchase displays in stores, and product placement in movies; but will also ban food manufactures and restaurants from sponsoring events including sport teams and individual athletes; as well as philanthropic activities tied to branding opportunities.”
These food regulations could lead to the loss of millions of American jobs that depend on the $5.8 trillion that restaurants and food manufactures spend every year on marketing and advertising.
“The most disturbing aspect of this interagency working group is, after it imposes multibillions of dollars in restrictions on the food industry, there is no evidence of any impact on the scourge of childhood obesity,” said Dan Jaffe, executive vice president of the Association of National Advertisers.