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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. Were 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.
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Is there any problem that government can’t solve?
>> 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.
What a buncha weasels! Just tell her to shove it
HA HA! Get in line behind Hillary’ failures.
This must be causing a cold draft to blow through the White House; a taste of things to come.
And is there any problem that CAN’T be traced back TO Government? ;)
Was this the "Let Them Eat Cake Bill"?
First Wookie’s bill to regulate our eating habits goes down in flames.
Even the “progressives” wouldn’t buy it.
No, it is stupidity. Stupidity or moronitis is a genetic trait inherent in the population of Democrats and Progressives.
Shes a sick one, isnt she. Mean and bitter.
I bet she would beat her husband in a cat fight. She’d kick his butt clear back to Chicago.
Just look at her fat ass and the answer is obvious.
>> Shed 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...
>> Just look at her fat ass
How about if I don’t, and just take your word for it? It’s almost dinnertime. :-)
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?
Bush meat?? mixed with Neighborhood livestock.
I think it was the “Food Underwritten for Children’s Health”.
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.