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Look, we all know the crap from McDonald's is bad for you.If you get fat and sick from eating it that's your fault. Don't eat it.I think I've eaten McDonald's once in the last 3 years.
Where does personal responsibility stop and corporate responsibility begin?When McDonald's employees come to my house, hold me down, and force feed me a Big Mac. Until then what someone eats is their own damned business.
Something to consider mikeb...Imagine this scenario.Guy walks into McDonald's and orders a cheeseburger and a milkshake.Clerk tells him that McDonald's is trying to be a responsible part of the community and therefore refuses to serve him because they say he's too fat.Guy sues McDonald's for refusing to serve him.America is the land of the lawsuit.Remember that lady who successfully sued McDonald's because she spilled hot coffee on herself?This is a matter of personal responsibility.On a more serious take, consumers created the demand for fast food.Used to be that a family of four could live comfortably on just one income. One parent brought home a paycheck and one parent kept up the house, raised the kids and home cooked the meals. Before someone lables me a sexist, this was the way things were because 2 incomes were not needed to live the good life.Now, not so much.In the homes that are fortunate enough to have 2 parents, both must work in most cases just to keep their heads above water.This was the recipe that created the demand for cheap fast food.Quality of the food goes down. Quanties of the portions go up.Result?Fatties.Fast food joints would never have even gotten off the ground if we, as consumers did not demand it and support it with our patronage.It's the people not the gun, er uh...I mean burger.
Isn't it like the tobacco companies though? They knew the stuff was bad but they promoted it anyway. Is that OK?
I don't think what happened to the Tobacco companies was right either.