Should NYC Ban Happy Meal Toys?

Should NYC Ban Happy Meal Toys?

There are 26 comments on the TheStreet.com story from Apr 7, 2011, titled Should NYC Ban Happy Meal Toys?. In it, TheStreet.com reports that:

Following in the footsteps of a measure adopted in San Francisco last year, a New York City councilman is proposing that free toys be banned from fast-food meals intended to appeal to children unless the meal meets certain healthfulness guidelines.

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“Dum Di Dum”

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#21 Apr 13, 2011
I donīt have any children, but I know, that they will always find a way to go there even if it is forbidden. My question would rather be: how many time do parents invest in their children? There are many children, which go to school hungry. Why donīt they get any breakfast at home or at minimum a lunch box? Donīt tell me, itīs all about money, because we did not have that much as I was a child and we never had to complain about food. Rituals like having someone at home cooking the diner disappeared in few families. To buy fast food became kind of "normal" behavior. Also what did happen to the stories/books parents did read to their small kids before they were sleeping. When time will come to be a mother Iīll know what to do.
THE PHANTON HELL RIDER

United States

#22 Apr 13, 2011
THEY ARE TO BUSY''WITH THEM SELF'S...LEAVE THE SYSTEM TO FEED THEM''..SOME KID'S GO TO SCHOOL''HUNGRY''..and OTHER'S GO TO SCHOOL WITH..$100..DOLLAR SNEAKER'S.
Dead Reckin

Bayside, NY

#23 Apr 13, 2011
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What are you talking about?
What a completely stupid argument, that is the best you can do?
First of all, the toy doesn't entice the kid to buy the meal, most of the time it is tied into a movie and is more to get the kid to go see the MOVIE!
Second, the kid is going to want the junk food even without the toy.
Third, the kid doesn't take themselves to the fast food place.
Fourth, the kid doesn't pay for it.
It is all about the parents and this won't change their behavior, just more stupid Government intervention from the big nanny staters.
Bravo to you --You managed to hit the mark without getting yourself aggravated, these folks dont realize that Govt is taking away their rights "Little by Little" each day.. The time has come to put our foot down and tell the politicians to back off.Maybe the 2012 elections will bring a new wave of American Govt--I sincerely hope that Trump is serious about running--I'd go knocking on doors to help make that happen. He's not only a top flight business man,but he is from the school that remembers what America was and could be again !
Fed up

Bronx, NY

#24 Apr 13, 2011
Trump is an idiot.

Trump donated to Chuck Schumer and Anthony Weiner, LAST YEAR!!!

Trump was pro-abortion for years, now all of a sudden he is anti-abortion.

Trump is just a attention seeking little child who has no principles and is not a true Conservative. He is playing the media and people like you. He has no intention of running, just getting free PR. He will never spend his money to get elected. The ROI is not good enough for him.

Trump is a distraction from people who are real good CONSERVATIVE candidates and should be getting the press.

Kind of like this fat idiot telling parents ow to raise their kids... attention seeking fatass.
Dead Reckon

Bayside, NY

#25 Apr 14, 2011
Fed up wrote:
Trump is an idiot.
Trump donated to Chuck Schumer and Anthony Weiner, LAST YEAR!!!
Trump was pro-abortion for years, now all of a sudden he is anti-abortion.
Trump is just a attention seeking little child who has no principles and is not a true Conservative. He is playing the media and people like you. He has no intention of running, just getting free PR. He will never spend his money to get elected. The ROI is not good enough for him.
Trump is a distraction from people who are real good CONSERVATIVE candidates and should be getting the press.
Kind of like this fat idiot telling parents ow to raise their kids... attention seeking fatass.
With all due respect,while we do both see eye to eye on the Bloated Politician issue--You are 100% wrong on the Trump issue--In todays world America requires not only a Warrior (takes no crap), but a strategist and more importantly--a savvy businessman & Donald Trump fits the bill on all fronts. He's the kind of guy who's got the guts and the brains and the influence to get this country back on course--The only saving grace in our current Presidential Dilemna is that NO-ONE could do a worse job or stir less confidence in America than Bhammo.Making apologies all over the globe for the misdeeds of America? Please ! Sounds like a little kid playing Giraffe Leaugue football and running to the wrong goal post for a touch down--No gold ring for Stupidity--Donald Trump remembers and would certainly restore America and our patriotism to what it once was--Something to be proud of--so---go with your opinion--I've got my own and when it comes to election time--I will take my vacation time to go out and get votes for Trump--I just hope he's serious about running--It would appear that he may be the only chance this country's got of turning this mess around
Fed up

Bronx, NY

#26 Apr 14, 2011
Really?

Trump just said that he will announce whether or not he will run on his show, The Apprentice. Still think he is serious or is he just playing people like you to get higher ratings?

Listen, we already have one political child and neophyte in the White House now, we don't need another. Obama had NO experience in the Executive branch of the Government and Trump has even less. He is all bluster and personality and no substance along with having NO PRINCIPLES. Trump has switched every position that he has held for YEARS to appeal to people like you who don't pay attention and are enamored with his personality.

We need someone like Mitch Daniels or Tim Pawlenty who HAVE experience in the Executive Branch of Government and who are principled.

But tune in to the Apprentice and see what Trump has to say, he is counting on you for the ratings.

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