Racist Republicans Hate Children
“GOP has knives out for school lunch rules,” headlines The Hill. “First lady Michelle Obama’s signature school lunch regulations are … a pillar of the first lady’s initiative to curb childhood obesity in the United States,” The Hill informs us. And who could be against healthy kids? Or the first lady? Evil Republicans, that’s who. Never mind that top-down regulation virtually never works, or that kids universally hate the new lunches to the point that schools are dropping them and/or demanding changes. The bottom line is that the 2010 Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act (HHFKA) expires on Sept. 30, and Republicans are holding hearings to determine if it’s worth more than the $3 billion already spent to dump unwanted food in the trash. In 2014, Michelle lectured, “The last thing that we can afford to do right now is play politics with our kids’ health.” But playing politics is the name of the game. The first lady — an honorary and not official position, by the way — can’t federalize school lunches and then insist it’s not political.
Someone tell them that anything with the word free in the title is going to be very expensive…3 billion. Like the Affordable Health Care Act had nothing affordable about it. Even getting it passed was expensive without the cost of defending it to SCOTUS.
I realize it is “hunger-free,” and the hunger explodes when kids hate the food. See everything is backwards from their claims. It’s the law of opposite effects. The Lunch Czar never learned about that before usurping the school lunch program.
“The last thing that we can afford to do right now is play politics with our kids’ health.” But playing politics with it is what she and they are doing, the first thing they did.