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      House Committee on Ways and Means
    IntroducedJuly 25th, 2013

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Official Title

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to deny any deduction for marketing directed at children to promote the consumption of food of poor nutritional quality.

Summary

Amends the Internal Revenue Code to deny a tax deduction for any business expenses for marketing directed at children (age 17 or younger) to promote the consumption of food of poor nutritional quality and for related expenses, including for travel, goods or services constituting entertainment, amusement, or recreation, gifts, or other promotion expenses. Defines "food of poor nutritional quality" to mean food and beverages that are determined by the Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), to be inconsistent with the most recent government dietary guidelines.
    After learning the facts of long term health issues and deaths related to smoking; wasn't there similar legislation passed for its influence on minors? With the information out there re how detrimental these "faux" foods are,..why should there be a tax breaks for these companies?! And yes, let parents decide and parent making choices for their kids but don't reward those for bombarding kids with information known to be unhealthy.
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    Lay off businesses already. Parents need to take ownership of educating their children.
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    Consumerism and marketing of poor nutrition brainwashes Americans and leads to countless health problems. It may seem inconsequential, but our sensitive minds need to be fed information on how to live a long, healthy life. It seems like media is against us in their bombardments of chemically-composed "food" everywhere we turn.
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    The law is adding very complex rules to a very complex process
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    This is a public health issue and a healthy diet and eating habits need to be promoted for children.
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    Companies like these have more resorted, psychological expertise and insight than parents. See: our educational system.
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    I'm not for marketing poor nutritional quality food at kids...quite the opposite. But I'm a musician. Say I'm doing the music for a commercial. I profit, deduct related expenses...they told me it was for the Presidents' Day Carpet sale, not dinosaur shaped partially chicken nuggets...
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    If You Dont Like Advertisement. Then Don't Watch it. Advertisement Is Protected Under 1st Amendment. However I Dislike Almost All Advertisements.
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    No they should get the heck taxed out of them for doing so. They want to captivate our youth with consumerism bullshhh then pay that tax boy
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