Healthcare reform. A faltering economy. Two wars. That’s a lot of heavy issues being debated in the hallowed halls of the U.S. Capitol.
It’s probably difficult to figure out which one is the most important, but I’m glad to see that Congress is tackling even more important issues such as the volume of your televisions.
The U.S. House of Representatives took a bold stand yesterday by voting in favor of legislation aimed at topping TV advertisers from running commercials at louder volumes than the actual programming.
Wow. Now THAT’S really important. Apparently, TV viewers are too stupid to push “down” on the volume button of their remote controls.
Actually, I shouldn’t be surprised that our representatives are spending time on bills like this.
Don’t get me wrong. It’s really annoying when I’m watching “Dog the Bounty Hunter” and reruns of “Beverly Hills, 90210” when all of a sudden the Shamwow Guy or the Free Credit Report.com rock stars come blaring from the speakers at a higher volume level than the show.
But do I really need the federal government to fix the problem for me? Not so much, especially with everything else that needs fixing in this country.
Then again, Congress dealing with these kinds of issues keeps them from screwing up the major ones, so maybe this is a good thing.