January 1st, 2010
05:00 PM ET
soundoff (10 Responses)
  1. Terry from West Texas

    I am a Liberal. Preventing people from smoking, drinking, becoming obese, or eating junk food was not my idea of what government was supposed to do.

    Unfortunately, human values have given way to accounting values in every part of life. Providing medical care for those who cannot control their behavior is very very expensive. Also, the corporations that produce cigarettes, liquor, junk food, and gas hogs are using all of the skills known to marketing science to persuade people to shove more into their stomachs, drink more, and drive faster. Most Americans believe that advertising has little or no impact on their opinions, and those people are usually the most susceptible victims for marketing campaigns. Every corporation wants to grow and grow, which means putting more product into and onto every American. It also means covering every available surface with advertising.

    January 1, 2010 05:18 pm at 5:18 pm |
  2. hongli

    This is a very good plan. America has to be active and not re-active.

    January 1, 2010 05:18 pm at 5:18 pm |
  3. ANDROLOMA, Commerce City, Colorado

    Every new law creates a new criminal. Guilt is by association, when the whole population is declared illegal.

    January 1, 2010 05:25 pm at 5:25 pm |
  4. Carole

    With the Party of NO Republicans and Joe LIEberman itching to kill Mideastern people....nothing gets done. Is the Senate actually necessary?

    When is Jill Dougherty going to call PRESIDENT OBAMA, PRESIDENT OBAMA and not Mr. Obama?

    January 1, 2010 07:15 pm at 7:15 pm |
  5. chris l

    not allowing anti American Radicals like ODumbo would be a good law to initiate

    January 1, 2010 07:15 pm at 7:15 pm |
  6. John

    New laws for 2010

    Republicans must undergo a three day waiting period before being allowed to comment in public.

    January 1, 2010 08:57 pm at 8:57 pm |
  7. Keith in Austin

    New Law for working Americans in 2010: For every dollar you earn, $2 dollars go to Washington in TAXES.
    This is how we do things now so everyone can enjoy life equally in Obamaland!

    January 1, 2010 09:23 pm at 9:23 pm |
  8. dan smith

    there's a lot of new laws thanks to the COMMUNIST-IN-CHIEF

    January 2, 2010 06:03 am at 6:03 am |
  9. jules sand-perkins

    Some of these laws reflect the growing inability of Americans to think for themselves because of an attitude of dependency on the government. Examples are tanning beds and fats used in cooking.
    Laws about texting while driving (!) and inflicting tobacco smoke on others in public places similarly reflect a growing lack of willingness to accept personal responsibility as a citizen.

    January 2, 2010 06:41 am at 6:41 am |
  10. Raymond Madison

    I didn't see any new laws

    January 2, 2010 09:17 am at 9:17 am |