CALM down America … the 2010 midterm elections are right around the corner.
Wonder why Congress has an approval rating lower than pond scum? Talk about legislation that is cutting edge and important to America and the economy! This Congress acts like a bad SNL skit. Politicians actually wonder why “WE THE PEOPLE” are upset?
The US Senate has voted to turn down the volume on TV commercials. That is correct. Congress could not vote on a budget or on the Bush tax cuts before they run away from Washington, DC but they found time to vote on breaking legislation like the audio volume of TV ads. UNREAL!
Legislation to turn down the volume on those loud TV commercials that send couch potatoes diving for their remote controls looks like it’ll soon become law.
The Senate unanimously passed a bill late Wednesday to require television stations and cable companies to keep commercials at the same volume as the programs they interrupt.
The House has passed similar legislation. Before it can become law, minor differences between the two versions have to be worked out when Congress returns to Washington after the Nov. 2 election.
As Weasel Zippers says, CALM down America … November 2 is right around the corner. Let your voice and opinion be heard. The economy is slipping back into a double dip recession, unemployment is at near 10% nationally, underemplymnetis at 18.8%, the federal debt is out of control and Obamacare is a fiasco as health care cost are rising … but the Democrat controlled Congress finds time for the important things like regulating the volume of a commercial. Way to go folks.
Its title is the Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation Act, or CALM.
Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., a co-sponsor, said it’s time to stop the use of loud commercials to startle viewers into paying attention. “TV viewers should be able to watch their favorite programs without fear of losing their hearing when the show goes to a commercial,” he said.