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Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Is Sponge Bob Making Your Kid Fat? Or Are You?

Once again some scientists are pressuring the government to prevent cartoon characters from selling junk food to kids. How many of these kids that eat Sponge Bob snacks pay for them with their own money? Last time I checked most parents still pick up the tab for feeding their children.

When will this end? There are two issues and both involve parenting or more accurately lack of parenting. #1. When will parents get a backbone and tell their kids "no you can't have the unhelathy snack I don't care if Sponge Bob, Sideshow Bob or Bob Newhart is on the package." And #2 Why are we so quick to have the government to come in and do the dirty work for us parents? I don't think Thomas Jefferson or Benjamin Franklin envisioned an America that regulates kid's snacks.

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