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Michelle Obama's nutrition bill fails in the House
Politico ^

Posted on 09/30/2010 2:23:57 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

Michelle Obama's nutrition bill fails in the House

By ABBY PHILLIP | 9/30/10 4:31 PM EDT

A bloc of progressive House Democrats resisted heavy White House lobbying and a 11th-hour push to broker a compromise on a child nutrition bill, ending chances that the legislation – a pet project of first lady Michelle Obama – would pass before the November midterm elections.

At the root of the impasse: a proposed $2.2 billion cut in future funding for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, which provides food stamps for the poor. Despite personal appeals by the first lady, the Democrats balked at what they saw as a plan to pay for the nutrition bill by quietly cutting SNAP – an essential food safety net that lawmakers had already borrowed from to pay for emergency aid to states.

White House spokesman Reid Cherlin said the administration has committed to restoring any proposed cuts to SNAP and will do all it can to move the $8 billion bill forward.

“SNAP is not blocking the bill,” he said. “We’re working with the House leadership to schedule the bill as soon as it fits in to the House schedule.”

But Rep. Jim McGovern (D-Mass), who co-wrote a letter to the White House opposing the use of SNAP funds, told POLITICO that he and 106 others who signed it “have been saying everything we possibly could to make it clear that this would be a problem.”

Still, “there is a pledge [from the White House] to try to help us work this out,” he said.

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2manylaws; 2muchregulation; chewbacca; foodstamps; nap; nutrition; ohsnap; sasquatch; snap; wookie; yeti

1 posted on 09/30/2010 2:24:02 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Is there any problem that government can’t solve?


2 posted on 09/30/2010 2:27:55 PM PDT by johniegrad
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To: Sub-Driver

>> child nutrition bill... a pet project of first lady Michelle Obama

So Shelly wants to pass a law forcing kids to eat their pets?

She’s a sick one, isn’t she. Mean and bitter.


3 posted on 09/30/2010 2:28:06 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: Sub-Driver

What a buncha weasels! Just tell her to shove it


4 posted on 09/30/2010 2:28:35 PM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: Sub-Driver

5 posted on 09/30/2010 2:28:35 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save the Earth. It's the only planet with Chocolate.)
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To: Sub-Driver

HA HA! Get in line behind Hillary’ failures.


6 posted on 09/30/2010 2:29:35 PM PDT by MaxMax (Conservatism isn't a party)
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To: Sub-Driver

This must be causing a cold draft to blow through the White House; a taste of things to come.


7 posted on 09/30/2010 2:29:48 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: johniegrad

And is there any problem that CAN’T be traced back TO Government? ;)


8 posted on 09/30/2010 2:30:50 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save the Earth. It's the only planet with Chocolate.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Oh snap.


9 posted on 09/30/2010 2:31:25 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Sub-Driver
Michelle Obama's nutrition bill fails in the House

Was this the "Let Them Eat Cake Bill"?

10 posted on 09/30/2010 2:34:38 PM PDT by Wissa (Gone Galt)
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To: Sub-Driver

First Wookie’s bill to regulate our eating habits goes down in flames.

Even the “progressives” wouldn’t buy it.


11 posted on 09/30/2010 2:37:55 PM PDT by Westbrook (Having children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: Nervous Tick

No, it is stupidity. Stupidity or moronitis is a genetic trait inherent in the population of Democrats and Progressives.


12 posted on 09/30/2010 2:38:00 PM PDT by OldBullrider (if yur hurt, rub some dirt on it, and get back to work)
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To: Nervous Tick

She’s a sick one, isn’t she. Mean and bitter.


I bet she would beat her husband in a cat fight. She’d kick his butt clear back to Chicago.


13 posted on 09/30/2010 2:38:47 PM PDT by unkus
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To: Sub-Driver
Does anyone really think Mooch eats her weekly lobsters without a warm tub of drawn butter.

Just look at her fat ass and the answer is obvious.

14 posted on 09/30/2010 2:39:56 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: unkus

>> She’d kick his butt clear back to Chicago.

She’s got the thighs for it, that’s for sure. I wouldn’t want to meet her in a dark alley...


15 posted on 09/30/2010 2:40:07 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: TexasCajun

>> Just look at her fat ass

How about if I don’t, and just take your word for it? It’s almost dinnertime. :-)


16 posted on 09/30/2010 2:41:18 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: MaxMax

First thing I thought of.

Is it a democrat thing, to have ambitious first ladies push their own projects through congress as if they were actually voted into the legislature?


17 posted on 09/30/2010 2:42:44 PM PDT by I still care (I believe in the universality of freedom -George Bush, asked if he regrets going to war.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Bush meat?? mixed with Neighborhood livestock.


18 posted on 09/30/2010 2:50:31 PM PDT by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: Wissa

I think it was the “Food Underwritten for Children’s Health”.


19 posted on 09/30/2010 2:52:38 PM PDT by Ed Condon (Give 'em a heading, an altitude, and a reason.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Why would someone need foodstamps of the food was already being given to the kids at achool? They could cut them since only one meal would be needed.


20 posted on 09/30/2010 2:53:51 PM PDT by McGavin999 ("I was there when we had the numbers, but didn't have the principles"-Jim DeMint)
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To: Sub-Driver

If the First Lady wants a bill, she should run for congress. There should be no such thing as an activist First Lady. Serve tea and host dignitaries and keep your nose out of official business.


21 posted on 09/30/2010 2:54:11 PM PDT by keepitreal ( Good manners never go out of style)
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To: johniegrad

Is there any problem the government can’t create?


22 posted on 09/30/2010 2:55:06 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: Sub-Driver

*snort* Michelle Obama fails in the House. *snort*

She was never elected to do anything.


23 posted on 09/30/2010 2:55:19 PM PDT by dforest
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To: Sub-Driver

http://detnews.com/article/20090402/METRO08/904020395/To-urban-hunter—next-meal-is-scampering-by


24 posted on 09/30/2010 2:55:19 PM PDT by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: Sub-Driver

Look what Moose-Hell’s dietary preferences did to her!

No one wants their kids to look like that.


25 posted on 09/30/2010 3:00:14 PM PDT by Iron Munro (I prayed: "O Lord make my enemies ridiculous." And God granted it - He sent the Obamas.)
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To: Iron Munro

People do not want to live on Nuts and Roots.


26 posted on 09/30/2010 3:09:58 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (counter revolutionary)
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the $8 billion bill

And we thought her Spanish vacation was expensive. Imelda Marcos would be less of a drain on the treasury.

27 posted on 09/30/2010 3:11:49 PM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: Sub-Driver

What’s next, First Failure Michelle?

Are you now going to work on getting everyone to use only 2 squares of TP per visit?


28 posted on 09/30/2010 3:18:59 PM PDT by Gator113 (Beauty will devour the Beast in 2012. Kill "Obamamosque"@ Ground Zero)
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To: Sub-Driver

Maybe her rabbit food bill would have had a better chance if she, the Bamster, and their kids had not been photographed so often scarfing down burgers, fries, pizza, hot dogs, ice cream, etc.


29 posted on 09/30/2010 3:35:09 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop Barry now. He can't help himself.)
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