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To: GeronL; All
It passed easily in the House and no one in the Senate voted against it. As your Republican Congress critters about this.

That's mostly true. In Roll Call 603 I see 157 NOES, including 4 Dems, in the House with just 17 Republican AYES. The Senate, however, was by unanimous consent.

You have an interesting take on the act as an individual mandate. It might be worth exploring further.

5 posted on 04/03/2012 6:07:49 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Newt says, "A nominee that depresses turnout won't beat Barack Obama.")
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To: newzjunkey

“You have an interesting take on the act as an individual mandate. It might be worth exploring further”

http://middletownpress.com/articles/2012/04/01/news/doc4f780090b37b3855481492.txt?viewmode=fullstory

“If a student refuses to take the fruit or vegetable, the cafeteria employees will have to charge an a la carte fee, which typically is higher because the lunch will not be reimbursable under federal guidelines.

The federal mandate will result in extra costs for municipalities nationwide. Federal officials estimate there will be a 30-cent increase in lunch prices, and the government will provide another 6-cent reimbursement.

It may be difficult for local school districts to not raise lunch prices, food service officials predict.

State Department of Education spokesman James Polites said if a student next year declined to take a fresh fruit or vegetable, the school system cannot claim the lunch for federal reimbursement.”


11 posted on 04/03/2012 7:00:04 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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