The Obama Food and Drug Administration recently introduced new graphic cigarette warning labels. These new warnings, which seek to depict the negative health impact of cigarettes, will be required to cover at least 50 percent of every pack of cigarettes sold in the United States by mid-2013. Why not take that idea one step further and require all Happy Meals at McDonalds to clearly display pictures of extremely fat children, to depict the negative health impact of obesity? Along the same vein, why not have pictures of soup lines at voting booths to depict the negative impact of voting for Democrats?
What is the best way to stoke a fire? If you want to keep a fire going or even build it up, would you throw gasoline on it, sprinkle it with water, or stack a few big logs at its base? Gasoline is a quick fix and does not last long. Water dampens the fire and threatens its existence. A few well-placed dry logs will keep a fire going for future good times. Why then, does the Obama Administration keep trying to stoke the economy by dampening it with more and more taxes and regulations?