*If* you know what you are eating, you can make healthy/healthier selections. Knowing what I know about oatmeal, I would think I was selecting something low in calories. I would be wrong. There are almost twice as many as the oatmeal I make at home.
What is socialist about informing consumers about the truth? They already have to be accurate with their information on weight, ingredients, etc. Why should companies have the right to mislead or refuse to give information about their product but consumers don't have a right to know? Labeling your product accurately = socialism?
So what do you consider the Ford Pinto case or mandatory recalls of tainted meat?
I would like an explanation on the socialist angle as well. I can't grasp what you mean.
About the "socialist" thing... I just want to throw out there that for a country that is so vehemently not socialist, America has a lot of socialist programs!
Food stamps, WIC, free school lunches... You guys are all about the free food!
(Did I hear during the debate that 46 million people are on food stamps?? Holy crap.)
How is it that free health care is evil, but free food is ok?
Slightly OT, but I find it hilarious. My aunt is one of those who is always railing about how free healthcare will be the end of us because we are not a socialist nation. She works for the police department, which, of course, is free to everyone and paid for by taxes. Cracks me right up.
In fairness though, people who are against providing healthcare to everyone probably don't really want to feed everyone either. So it's consistant. Adequate medical care and food should be a priviledge for people who have money! *Stern look* :D
I can't speak for everyone, but I think it is more about not wanting to have to pay for able bodied healthy adults to get to sit around and do nothing because they don't want a job to have free food and healthcare.
ETA - It is a little bit like this. DD1 is very good at cleaning her room. She goes fast and does a good job. DD2 does not like cleaning her room and takes forever. It would be like I told DD1 that as a reward of cleaning her room so nice and fast, she now needs to go clean DD2's room as well because DD2 didn't feel like cleaning her room when I told her too.
I don't have the strength to do the whole "do conservatives really help poor people more than liberals" debate again. :lol: