Skip to comments.Dems may move child nutrition bill
Posted on 11/11/2010 3:11:48 PM PST by ColdOne
A bill to fund child nutrition programs may get a second chance during the lame duck session.
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Can’t they just go away.
So let me get this straight - poor kids in America are overweight and it is war against the Happy Meal because it has French Fries.
So we’re gonna’ feed the kids more?
Whatever happened to the former child nutrition programs? I believe they were called “parents”.
Lord only knows what sinister power grabs are hidden in the umpteen-hundred pages of this “child nutrition” bill.
I suppose this is the one that calls for government-run groceries in “food deserts”?
We’re going to let the government mandate what we feed our children in the same way we let the government mandate that we put ethanol in our cars and mercury-filled lightbulbs in our houses?
So basically “Food Stamps” are now called “SNAP”
According to SNAP-You can own your own home, have 2 kids, have $2,000 in the bank, make $28k a year...and they will feed your family for free.
Only in Amerika...
I clicked thru the SNAP website and found my local steamed crab joint is a participant. I can not afford to buy crabs there because they are so overpriced. Nice to see others can get them free thanks to my tax dollars.
Why in the world are we going to be funding a new program? I thought we were so deep in debt that senior citizens are going to have to take a cut in their monthly Social Security and homeowners will lose their home deduction.
Info & links to bills.........
“2010 Child Nutrition Reauthorization”
Just awful isn’t it.. ?
Silly me, I thought parents were supposed to feed their children.
heh heh heh!
thank you for link..
Does this include the 25 yr old ‘children’ who qualify for the parent’s healthcare?
Probably. Limits the kind of chips they can have with their alcoholic energy drinks... gotta have carrots instead.
One in four children in Oklahoma reportedly is chronically severely undernourished. Somehow I doubt that, but not all parents have the physical, mental, and economic capacity to feed their children. Some are insane; others are drug addicts; many simply cannot find jobs in an economy that the federal government intentionally is destroying every day. Many parents abandon their children; The New York Times last year profiled a few of the three million (their estimate) American children who live homeless and without (or apart from) parents.
You seem to live in that mythical functional society where men work to support their families while their wives care for their children at home, where persons other than married couples abstain from procreation, where people still worship our Lord at church every Sunday. Unfortunately, with the active encouragement of our federal government, this world is vanishing. Most children today live with single mothers (neither wives nor widows) with part-time jobs, men can’t find jobs, and people live as if God doesn’t exist, although in reality, He so loved even us sinners that He sent His only begotten Son to sacrifice His Life on the Holy Cross to save us from damnation.
And that leaves us to deal with the wretched results of this degrading culture and the results of decades of official government encouragement of that societal degradation. We life in a warped culture of death, a scary, confusing, fallen world, even here in Oklahoma. And it’s indubitably worse in most of the country.
And getting back to the point of discussion, food prices are escalating thanks to the depredations of this big government and the Federal Reserve, and they’re much higher in most of the country than I commonly find in my neighborhood in Oklahoma City.
Economically, it’s tough out there. Try to consider budgeting for a single mother with a full-time, minimum-wage job and four children without support from the father(s) of the children or government welfare benefits. And yes, really, many if not most children life in those types of households.
No one is against children being fed. But when the government runs the show, you can bet it is overly complicated and full of abuses to the system. I’ve heard fast food restaurants cannot donate leftover food to shelters at the end of the day...what stupid law prevents that?! There is enough food in this country that nobody should go hungry. Govt screws things up!
I didn’t mean to single out you. But one cannot assume that parents nowadays provide for their children as their counterparts did during your childhood. You said that parents should feed their children. But today too many parents lack the capacity or the inclination (or both) to do so properly and regularly. Decades ago, America had a functional society with pockets of dysfunction; now, America increasingly has a milieu between pockets of partial functionality and dysfunction, the latter extreme in many areas (e.g., Detroit, Washington).
Now that the feds have enjoyed such unprecedented success at their schemes to ruin the economy, vastly more parents increasingly simply lack the resources (except government welfare benefits and charity aid) to feed their children adequately and regularly.
That said, if Nancy Pelosi wants some legislation, then I oppose it almost reflexively. Even if Republicans in the Congress support it and Democrats oppose it, that doesn’t make it good.
Years ago, I heard the head of the state commodity program speak and he said as long as peanut butter and dried peas and beans were given away, we had virtually no malnutrition. Now that Food Stamps buy the groceries, children are malnourished.