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Most Americans oppose Michelle Obama’s Healthy Hunger-free Kids Act
The Daily Caller ^ | December 17, 2010 | Jeff Winkler

Posted on 12/18/2010 3:26:19 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

A significant percentage Americans oppose the Healthy Hunger-free Kids Act pushed by First Lady Michelle Obama and signed into law by President Barack Obama signed on Monday.

Among other things, the $4.6 billion law allows the USDA to set nutritional standards for foods made and sold in schools; increases the number of children who qualify for school meal programs, and “sets basic standards for school wellness policies including goals for nutrition promotion and education and physical activity.”

According to a new Rasmussen poll, however, only 23 percent of those surveyed think the federal government should have a direct role in setting the nutritional standards for public schools.

As the act was pushed through Congress, both Michelle Obama and Nancy Pelosi stressed the need for the new regulations, saying that childhood obesity was not only a “economic threat,” but a “national security issue” as well. While recent polls show that Americans are concerned about issues of obesity in the country, 51 percent failed to see the threat to national security.

Preferences for federal intervention in childhood nutrition are more divided when factoring in race. A majority of whites, 34 percent, think parents and local governments should have the ultimate say in kids’ eating habits. Conversely, a majority 31 percent of blacks believe the federal government was capable of the decision.

Overall, however, 34 percent of respondents thought that parents should have the ultimate say in their child’s nutritional diet. Seventeen percent believed state and local governments, respectfully, know best when setting such standards.


TOPICS: Education; Food; Health/Medicine; Politics
KEYWORDS: butt0bama4billions; education; food; lardass; michelleobama; obama; reparations; unfunded4schools; wagya4only100lb; wagyabutt

1 posted on 12/18/2010 3:26:24 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well, if most Americans oppose it, the dems will vote it into law in the next few days.


2 posted on 12/18/2010 3:28:42 PM PST by ElayneJ
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Inside every socialist, whatever the variety, is the black heart of a dictator.


3 posted on 12/18/2010 3:29:44 PM PST by VRW Conspirator (If raising taxes on an activity reduces such an activity, let's tax liberalism to death.)
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To: ElayneJ

Already did... Coming to your school district by Monday.


4 posted on 12/18/2010 3:33:36 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet ("You don't have a soul. You are a Soul. You have a body." CS Lewis)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What Americans oppose doesn’t mean anything in this country anymore. The commie’RATS are now our nannies and will do what they believe is “good” for us whether we like it or not. Like Rush’s “long-haired, pony tail guy” said, we are the government’s “children”. The government needs to do what they think is best for us. We’re just too stupid to live our own lives.


5 posted on 12/18/2010 3:34:12 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Merry Christmas to all of my FReeper FRiends!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What is this Hippo butt thing doing telling anyone what to eat for Gods sake.???


6 posted on 12/18/2010 3:34:50 PM PST by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date which will live in Infamy.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Governors of states say this “appease Mooschelle” bill is largely an unfunded mandate. The bill will cost an extra 36 cents a child. The Fed govt. will only pay 6 cents per kid.

Sooooo....who is going to pay to feed kids whose folks already receive food stamps for the whole family? Do Mom and dad still get to keep the food stamp benefit at the level that it prior to the taxpayers being forced to pay to feed their kids 24/7?


7 posted on 12/18/2010 3:34:56 PM PST by dforest
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Most Americans oppose Michelle Obama’s Healthy Hunger-free Kids Act

Actually, were just kind of tired of 'acts' that seem to prohibit things or make other things mandatory.

How about some freedom, for once?

If you can't manage that, then how about just leaving us the hell alone for a while?

8 posted on 12/18/2010 3:37:49 PM PST by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No one has yet to notice that we didn’t have this obesity problem until we started dishing out free food....most of it going to people who are already receiving food stamps, subsidies...etc etc....


9 posted on 12/18/2010 3:38:19 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

>>Seventeen percent believed state and local governments, respectfully, know best when setting such standards.<<

Proving nearly 1 in 5 Americans are sheep.


10 posted on 12/18/2010 3:39:57 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Nothing sharpens the mind like not being able to get a job. /Nonstatist)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The more time you spend hungry, the thinner you get.

The more time you spend with a full stomach, the fatter you get.


11 posted on 12/18/2010 3:41:56 PM PST by HighWheeler
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Omarosa’s “Healthy Food” initiative is merely a ploy for backdoor socialism - and a starting point for cradle-to- grave government.

“Free food/healthcare/education for all” - are cliches that would never find favor with a majority of the American electorate if they were exposed for what they truly are - a socialist takeover of civilized society. However, throw the words “healthy and “children” in there - and you can get enough sheeple to listen.

BTW, my newspaper carried a recent article that described Omarosa’s “initiative” as being essential to “nutritional justice” (whatever that means).


12 posted on 12/18/2010 3:46:57 PM PST by indcons (Lurker mode off)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I demand wagyu beef, arugula, and to have everyone’s mouth stitched firmly to the big-government teat. What's the problem with bringing a sack lunch, anyway? Oh, I forgot, big-government probably will ban that soon, too.
13 posted on 12/18/2010 3:47:28 PM PST by SERKIT (We need more of Barry's "Wet Diaper" news conferences. He gets smaller and smaller each time.....)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“majority of whites, 34 percent”?
“a majority 31 percent of blacks”?


14 posted on 12/18/2010 3:48:36 PM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
A significant percentage Americans oppose the Healthy Hunger-free Kids Act pushed by First Lady Michelle Obama and signed into law by President Barack Obama signed on Monday.

Most americans see the heavy weight behind the scene of this political promotion.

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15 posted on 12/18/2010 3:52:50 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Cheetahcat

It’s do as I say not as I do ... I think she needs to take a good look at her fat arse.


16 posted on 12/18/2010 3:56:00 PM PST by fujimoh
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To: FlingWingFlyer

With all due respect and not wishing to be inflammatory, if the first part of what you say is so, then to what purpose do we have a Second Amendment?


17 posted on 12/18/2010 4:01:46 PM PST by jmacusa (Two wrongs don't make a right. But they can make it interesting.)
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To: VRW Conspirator

Of all tyrannies a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive.
C. S. Lewis

The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out... without regard to the prevailing superstitions and taboos. Almost inevitably he comes to the conclusion that the government he lives under is dishonest, insane, intolerable.
H. L. Mencken


18 posted on 12/18/2010 4:01:55 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet ("You don't have a soul. You are a Soul. You have a body." CS Lewis)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

When this fat-assed hypocritical, Amazonian bitch drops a few tons off that butt she’s hauling around maybe, just maybe I’d consider what she’s saying. Maybe. On second though.....nah.


19 posted on 12/18/2010 4:05:16 PM PST by jmacusa (Two wrongs don't make a right. But they can make it interesting.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The bill reminds me of the local nuisance nosy busy body, always trying to tell everyone else what to do. Everyone has known someone like that. The type of person when you see them coming you try to run the other way.


20 posted on 12/18/2010 4:07:29 PM PST by MsLady (If you died tonight, where would you go? Salvation, don't leave earth without it!)
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To: jmacusa

Hey! Dr. Phil has a diet book!! LOL


21 posted on 12/18/2010 4:19:34 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet ("You don't have a soul. You are a Soul. You have a body." CS Lewis)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Hey! Dr. Phil has a diet book. LOL’’ Oh my aching head. :-)


22 posted on 12/18/2010 4:23:18 PM PST by jmacusa (Two wrongs don't make a right. But they can make it interesting.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Since when do the American people not wanting it stop them?


23 posted on 12/18/2010 4:41:47 PM PST by television is just wrong
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To: Sacajaweau

Kids are now getting free breakfast before school now, too.


24 posted on 12/18/2010 4:56:56 PM PST by FrdmLvr (Death to tyrants)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Moochelle needs to look in the mirror before telling anyone else how to eat.


25 posted on 12/18/2010 5:48:10 PM PST by ExTexasRedhead
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“this Bill will cost “4.5 billion” dollars. The money will be used to increase the “number of children in school lunch programs by 115,000.” “
She said during the campaign she was going to take care of her people. This bill should not surprise anyone.


26 posted on 12/18/2010 5:51:07 PM PST by antidemoncrat
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To: indylindy
""""" bill is largely an unfunded mandate. The bill will cost an extra 36 cents a child. The Fed govt. will only pay 6 cents per kid.""""""

This is what most are not catching, this will be a NEW TAX on all home owners in their property taxes.

Not sure if they can MANDATE the states to do this, hope not.

27 posted on 12/18/2010 6:11:07 PM PST by annieokie
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
A majority of whites, 34 percent, think parents and local governments should have the ultimate say in kids’ eating habits. Conversely, a majority 31 percent of blacks believe the federal government was capable of the decision.
Public school math?
28 posted on 12/18/2010 6:27:20 PM PST by Bob
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To: ElayneJ

Nobody cares what Americans think. They are our rulers.


29 posted on 12/18/2010 6:57:48 PM PST by Venturer
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