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HOUSE GOP BILL WOULD ROLL BACK SCHOOL LUNCH RULES
A.P ^ | May 19, 2014 | MARY CLARE JALONICK

Posted on 05/19/2014 1:06:55 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey

House Republicans are proposing to let some schools opt out of healthier school lunch and breakfast programs if they are losing money.

A GOP spending bill for agriculture and food programs released Monday would allow schools to apply for waivers if they have a net loss on school food programs for a six month period.

(Excerpt) Read more at hosted.ap.org ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: publicschools
Imagine that...common sense,,,
1 posted on 05/19/2014 1:06:55 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey
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To: MeshugeMikey

I can just see the Democrat campaign ads . . .

“REPUBLICANS DON’T WANT OUR CHILDREN TO BE HEALTHY!!”


2 posted on 05/19/2014 1:09:40 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Democrats: The perfect party for the helpless and stupid, and those who would rule over them.)
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To: MeshugeMikey
Simply defunding the Dept of Agriculture and Dept of Education would be common sense. This is communism lite.

/johnny

3 posted on 05/19/2014 1:11:12 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

“Repubicans Want To Poison Your Children!” would be closer to that particular mark.


4 posted on 05/19/2014 1:12:04 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: MeshugeMikey
They should have the choice....period.

If we used losing money as the criteria for government programs, there would be no government programs.

5 posted on 05/19/2014 1:12:11 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Sacajaweau

what a concept!! actually eliminating gubment waste


6 posted on 05/19/2014 1:13:21 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: JRandomFreeper

I cant think of anything more USELESS than the department of edumocation

uncalled for and useless


7 posted on 05/19/2014 1:14:29 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: JRandomFreeper

I cant think of anything more USELESS than the department of edumocation

uncalled for and useless


8 posted on 05/19/2014 1:14:29 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: MeshugeMikey

notice how the lefty AP tool that wrote this described the lunch programs as “healthier”.

how could it be “healthier” if even a goat wouldn’t eat it ?


9 posted on 05/19/2014 1:14:38 PM PDT by kingattax (America needs more real Americans.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2014/03/schumer_usda_will_expand_test_of_greek_yogurt_in_school_lunches_to_12_states_inc.html


10 posted on 05/19/2014 1:15:15 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Sacajaweau
you must...you must...

how bizarre


11 posted on 05/19/2014 1:22:37 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Unbelievable..........


12 posted on 05/19/2014 1:23:38 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: kingattax

reality is seen as outmoded in those circles


13 posted on 05/19/2014 1:23:53 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: Sacajaweau

Jonestown Junior High School....


14 posted on 05/19/2014 1:25:08 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: MeshugeMikey
This is fine & all but there are far more pressing issues the GOP should be attacking. Good grief the nation is teetering on the brink.

Just IMO but this smacks of the usual election year grandstanding.

15 posted on 05/19/2014 1:25:30 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: MeshugeMikey
As a history teacher, nothing has done more to allow me to explain liberalism to my high school students. They are really shocked to learn that the government thinks they are too stupid to be allowed to make their own choices. Very easy to show the same reasoning is behind high taxes; you are too stupid to be allowed to spend your own money, the government needs to spend it for you.
16 posted on 05/19/2014 1:26:49 PM PDT by fungoking (Tis a pleasure to live in the Ozarks)
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To: MeshugeMikey

If it were real common sense, they would allow the schools to go back about 40 years and provide good-tasting and healthy food for the students instead of dictating what they must serve.


17 posted on 05/19/2014 1:27:16 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: JRandomFreeper
simply defunding the Dept of Ag and the Dept of Ed would be common sense. This is communism lite

That and grandstanding. How about saying if the kids don't like the food, let them bring their own? Then they'd have to either eat the stuff they hate or use up some of those food stamps to feed the kids breakfast and lunch.

That is what everyone is missing....these kids getting free meals? The parents still get the food stamps to feed them those meals.

18 posted on 05/19/2014 1:27:25 PM PDT by grania
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To: MeshugeMikey

“you must...you must... “

Are there some hand/body motions that go along with this?


19 posted on 05/19/2014 1:29:24 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: fungoking

Great. Glad you’re “behind enemy lines”.


20 posted on 05/19/2014 1:30:21 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Yeah. Nothing better than those sliced peaches in that sugary syrup. They might as well let them get Pixy Stix.


21 posted on 05/19/2014 1:35:00 PM PDT by mothball
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To: MeshugeMikey

How about just returning control of schools to the States??? Let State and local Boards of Education make all decisions.


22 posted on 05/19/2014 1:40:16 PM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: Sacajaweau

Agree, it would be excellent to have some healthy choices in the pile of greasy salty junk kids usually get for lunch. Chobani is pretty good, though I go for organic.

Greasy, salty junk = fat kids = health problems = more obamacare and its strain on our wallets.

When my kids were wee ones turning their noses up at veggies, I took them to the grocery store, showed them the huge variety of veggies there. We started to try each veggie in alphabetical order, artichoke to zucchini. They had to try, but did not have to like each one. (WE barely got past artichoke because kids LOVED them.)

Both of my kids found many veggies they really truly like and have been eating them all their lives.

A creative cafeteria manager (a contradiction in terms?) might try a veggie-of-the-week program. And try very hard not to overcook the things into a gushy, tasteless mass that any kid would hate.

I taught a series of health classes here for “disadvantaged” people with chronic conditions and found that half of them wanted to learn about nutrition and were doing so. The other half did not want to stop feeding their kids TV dinners, potato chips, and other low-nutrition foods. They had zero concept of the connection with food and health.


23 posted on 05/19/2014 1:41:18 PM PDT by Veto! (OpInions freely dispensed as advice)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
provide good-tasting and healthy food for the students instead of dictating what they must serve.

What a novel idea. And an excellent one. If healthful food was well prepared, more kids would choose it.

24 posted on 05/19/2014 1:43:25 PM PDT by Veto! (OpInions freely dispensed as advice)
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To: Veto!

When I was in grade school, the meals were always well prepared and good-tasting. I remember they saved all the leftover veggies to make soup on Fridays. It was good soup, too. Today they would make them throw all those veggies away.


25 posted on 05/19/2014 1:47:49 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Republicans should be running on getting rid of the Mooch’s crap lunch mandates.

A well balanced nutritious garbage can doesn’t do the kids any good. They won’t eat the crap!


26 posted on 05/19/2014 1:49:41 PM PDT by Beagle8U (Unions are an Affirmative Action program for Slackers! .)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
“REPUBLICANS DON’T WANT OUR CHILDREN TO BE HEALTHY STARVE!!”

Cancelling or scaling back a program like that will always lose more votes than it gains.

27 posted on 05/19/2014 1:55:23 PM PDT by steve86 ( Acerbic by nature, not nurture)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Meanwhile...veterans are dying/commiting suicide while awaiting treatment; 35,000 illegal immigrants have been released from prison; IRS continues to plunder Conservatives; Bone-ner is fixing to throw the southern border wide open, military sexual assaults skyrocket...

And, the GOP wants to make it OK if kids don’t want to eat their vegetables.

Glad the GOP has their priorities straight.


28 posted on 05/19/2014 2:01:27 PM PDT by moovova
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To: MeshugeMikey

I wonder if that rule still applies if they have a fruit setting at their table?


29 posted on 05/19/2014 2:05:13 PM PDT by Beagle8U (Unions are an Affirmative Action program for Slackers! .)
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To: skeeter

it does pale in comparison to the more Pressing Issues of the day doesnt it.


30 posted on 05/19/2014 2:22:16 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: Beagle8U

more studies will need to be funded in order to ascertain the bio-ecological impact of fruit bowls....


31 posted on 05/19/2014 2:23:52 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: moovova

addressing this “issue” would not be on my list of....higher priorities...


32 posted on 05/19/2014 2:25:15 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: elpadre

Local and then state control...would be a good start...yes!


33 posted on 05/19/2014 2:29:29 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: MrB

I think that the Mooch has an entire dance routine choreographed around the You Must....”concept”


34 posted on 05/19/2014 2:30:52 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

if it were real common sense theyd disband the Department of “Education”: entirely.


35 posted on 05/19/2014 2:31:55 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: JRandomFreeper
Simply defunding the Dept of Agriculture and Dept of Education would be common sense.

***************************

Agreed.

36 posted on 05/19/2014 2:33:00 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Yea, whe the Dept of Education was established is about the time public education started to go to hell.


37 posted on 05/19/2014 2:38:40 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Where’s the House Bill that rolls back 0CommieCare?


38 posted on 05/19/2014 2:41:15 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

October 19, 1979 a Gift from Jimmy Carter.... IMAGINE THAT!


39 posted on 05/19/2014 2:41:49 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: Jane Long

its in sub committee....suh sub sub ..committee. If Im not mistaken


40 posted on 05/19/2014 2:42:45 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Just preparing the chilrun for their adult mandates...


41 posted on 05/19/2014 2:55:34 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: MeshugeMikey
Yep. As someone else said, the GOP should be making the case the Dept of Education should be abolished and control of schools returned to their municipalities.

I'm sorely p*ssed at the GOP for totally dropping any plan to repeal Obamacare.

School lunch mandate revoked, ok. Temporary tax cuts, fine. Flag amendment, great. Resolution upholding the sanctity of human life, super.

But how about some serious rollbacks of the liberal police state.

42 posted on 05/19/2014 2:55:49 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: MeshugeMikey

I am scared shirtless*.

(*Darn auto-spellcheck.)


43 posted on 05/19/2014 3:24:29 PM PDT by moovova
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To: Delta Dawn

There we have it.

Early training assures docile compliance with the authoritarian state...


44 posted on 05/19/2014 4:22:33 PM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: MeshugeMikey

I think that went over your head.


45 posted on 05/20/2014 6:40:47 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Unions are an Affirmative Action program for Slackers! .)
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To: Beagle8U

prior....to there being fruit bowls ALLOWED in The Gubment School Cafeteria’s there will need to be Environmental studies done to ascertain their Impact on Cafeteria Eco-Systems..ya know...

after that matter is cleared up the possibility of making Fruit an Option in the cafeteria menu in light of the possible presence of Fruit Bowls can be addressed....


46 posted on 05/20/2014 6:52:13 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill)
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To: MeshugeMikey

Other than the aforementioned Fruit giving someone AIDS, I see little danger...


47 posted on 05/20/2014 7:04:55 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Unions are an Affirmative Action program for Slackers! .)
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