One of Michelle Obama’s policy initiatives as FLOTUS has been to enforce national school lunch standards that comply with the current nutritional fads of the leftist aristocracy; because public schools must… must … be directed what to feed children from Washington DC; otherwise those ignorant yahoos out in flyover countries would probably be serving kids lunches consisting of Twinkies and cigarette butts.
Don’t you understand… only bureaucrats employed by the Federal Government … under the direction of a lawyer elected to nothing and with no background in nutrition … can decide what kids should eat! It is a vital prerogative of National Government, you guys!
Like any top-down, socialistic, centralized Federal Government program, the results have been costly and have made things worse for everybody involved.
- School lunches are even more nasty and unappetizing than they were before. (See photo above. More at the link.)
- The calorie limits on the lunches leave kids hungry; especially student athletes who practice after school.
- The bland, unappetizing meals are leading to wasted food.
- The food standards raise the cost of the lunch program for cash-strapped schools.
Republicans in Congress – who tend to have more faith than liberals when it comes to trusting people in the Heartland to manage their own lives – have proposed letting schools opt out of the Michelle Obama Food Dictates. But the First Lady is digging in. No matter how horrible the results, nothing the Obamas force on the country may be undone. (See also, Obamacare). The Obamas know what’s best for everyone, don’t you understand?
Leftists defend the horrible program, and claim that those who oppose do so because… well, guess why.
“She [Mrs. Obama] also, perhaps unwittingly, brought herself face-to-scowling-face with the clique of Americans who not only hate her husband (and by extension her) but who think “liberty” means that they must be able to eat and drink anything they damn well please.”
Freedom. Horrible, horrible freedom is something the left just cannot abide. Someone, somewhere might make a choice a leftist disagrees with.