Submission Number: 00208
Commenter: Maria Pina Carrasco
Agency: Federal Trade Commission
Initiative: Proposed Consent Agreement In the Matter of Phusion Projects, LLC; Jaisen Freeman; Christopher Hunter; and Jeffrey Wright; FTC File No. 112 3084
Attachments: No Attachments
First, we already have a lot of young people out in the streets drinking and not caring about their consequences. Last night, I was driving home at 2:00 a.m. and witness three cars speeding and they looked between 18-21 years old. Of course they didn't stop and as the outcome was a car crash one actually fliped over. As politicians and citizens I encourage regulations that clearly have evidence scientifically proven as well as to think in an ethical manner, and decide what is at stake is it our special taxes that we collect from these young kids purchasing easy accessible alcohol" or are we going to value the life of an individual or those of us that can be unknowingly involved" In other words, I agree that young kids need more strict rules and if there are drinks like Four Loko that contain that much alcohol, forget our current economical downfall because we will be facing another set of events, more and more deaths.
Also, being a mother of two young boys who eventually will grow up to be old enough or like in many generations "think" their old enough to drink, will lead irresponsible lives. My kids deserve a promising a future like any other, and I sure would not want to lose them to a drunk driver or a ruthless drunk on the street. I may not be a scientist but as a young parent and knowing the reasons why I drank I can only speak for myself and my personal experiences. The reasons why I would drink were to "get away", feel love and accepted. Now, it is different I have matured a lot and at my age all I hope is that young kids do not drink alcohol because of similar reasons or worse ones. The point is if we say it is okay to falsely advertise this product and expose it to our youth, then what message are we sending" We expect our youth to obey rules and regulations like adults but when it comes to alcohol, where are the adults that need to be supporting our youth"