Our National Nightmare Of Healthy School Lunches May Finally Be At An End
Of all the idiotic outrageous outrages out there, I think this one chaps my hide more than any of the others. I think the reason why is that there is absolutely no reason for it other than pure irrational hatred for our President.
I know that we’re all familiar with the military leaders who have called our children “too fat to fight.” There’s the economic impact of obesity rates. And then there’s the fact that the First Lady’s “Let’s Move” campaign is actually showing positive results.
But that doesn’t matter to today’s GOP. Any and everything that the Obama’s put forward policy wise must be opposed and the fight for healthier children is no exception:
As the opening bell sounds for the 114th Congress, don’t be surprised to see GOP lawmakers take on school nutrition. The $1.1 trillion omnibus this month included provisions to allow states more flexibility to exempt schools from the Department of Agriculture’s whole-grain standards if they can show hardship and to halt future sodium restrictions
But that was only the opening salvo in the long-running fight over new reforms championed by first lady Michelle Obama.
Rep. Robert Aderholt (R-Ala.), chairman of the House Appropriations Agriculture Subcommittee, has been leading the charge on school lunch, along with Sen. John Hoeven (R-N.D.), a key member of the Senate Appropriations Agriculture Subcommittee. But their cause is about to be picked up by the House Education and Workforce Committee, chaired by Rep. John Kline (R-Minn.), and the Senate Agriculture Committee, chaired by Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.), as they begin work to reauthorize the law governing school nutrition programs.
Yes, today’s GOP — the most do-nothing bunch of representatives we’ve ever had in Congress — have decided to band together in the fight for fatter children. If it wasn’t so sad and pathetic it would be absolutely hilarious.