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Sunday, April 30, 2017

Kicking D.C. out of the lunchroom

Under Barack Obama, Democrats took over school cafeterias. The Great and Power Ozzys in Emerald City would write the school lunch menus across the land -- ending childhood obesity, and creating a new generation of super Americans.

We wound up with the best-fed landfills in the world as many schoolchildren refused to eat their spinach.

President Trump is changing that.

From the Hill:
Newly minted Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue is expected to unveil a new rule Monday aimed at giving schools more flexibility in meeting federal nutrition standards for school lunches.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced Friday that Perdue and Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) will make the announcement at the Catoctin Elementary School in Leesburg, Va., where they are expected to eat lunch with the students.
Republicans have long been trying to dial back the standards that became a pillar of former first lady Michelle Obama’s initiative to curb childhood obesity in the U.S.
Roberts introduced legislation with Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) last year to give schools two more years to meet new reductions on sodium, but the bill never passed.
Scientists are unsure about sodium and other nutrients.

But even if they were right, what business is it of the government how much your kid weighs?

A national government that cannot protect its border, has not repaired its roads, and has not balanced its budget in 17 years has no business worrying about childhood obesity.

By the way, banning the use of food stamps to buy candy, soda, and potato chips would do wonders for poor fat kids.




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8 comments:

  1. Where is it written in the Constitution that the Federal Government is responsible for feeding people? School Lunches? EBT? Housing the Poor?

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  2. I so strongly feel that parents should be feeding their children. This is ridiculous.

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  3. Twitchy runs pieces from time to time featuring student photos of their lunches. Jeez oh pete. Moochelle took mystery meat to a whole 'nother dimension.

    Frank, I agree with you, but as long parents continue to willingly cede control to Da Gubment, not much we can do.

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  4. Reminds me of the following wonderful article about the House cafeteria after the GOP won the 2010 election.

    Stick a fork in it, we're done

    Although the nanny in that case was Nancy Pelosi. Democrat ladies do seem to have odd ways with food.

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  5. Please, people. Get your lazy behinds out of bed in time to fix your kids a good breakfast, pack a bag for lunch, and get them to the bus stop on time. How hard is that? But NOOOO! Hit the snooze button a time or three, drive the kids to school because they missed the bus, and let them eat whatever the flavor-of-the-day cardboard is being served at school. I live by a school and it seems half the kids ride the bus and half the kids are driven to school. It's no wonder there is so much traffic congestion. Either make all kids ride the bus or get rid of the buses and make all parents drive their kids to school. - Elric

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  6. Don, your conciseness, precision, and accuracy is 100% across the board.

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  7. The US government hasn't balanced its budget in 59 years not 17. You didn't really buy into the Clinton/Gingrich bull shit did you?
    Here's the history of the debt: up every year since 1958, by definition, if the debt has increased, the budget wasn't balanced.
    https://www.treasurydirect.gov/govt/reports/pd/histdebt/histdebt.htm

    https://www.treasurydirect.gov/govt/reports/pd/histdebt/histdebt_histo4.htm



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