Skip to comments.Michelle Obama takes on school meal critics, as House GOP bill advances
Posted on 05/27/2014 1:46:28 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
First lady Michelle Obama on Tuesday made a rare foray into a Capitol Hill dispute, using a White House event to rally support for school meal nutrition rules that Republicans are pushing to loosen.
The first lady successfully lobbied for those standards in 2010, and has since become the public face of this and other initiatives aimed at improving the dietary habits of children.
But some schools have complained the rules are too restrictive and costly -- and House Republicans have a new bill aimed at addressing those concerns. An agriculture spending bill approved by a House subcommittee last week would allow schools to waive the standards if they have a net loss on school food programs for a six-month period.
Seeing her nutritional standards under threat, the first lady hosted a discussion with school leaders on Tuesday afternoon at the White House where she ripped efforts to roll back those guidelines.
"This is unacceptable," Obama said.
The first lady said families realize the country is facing a "health crisis," and the "last thing we can afford to do right now is play politics with kids' health."
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Keep it up Miz Nanny. Even the pubskewl children will be revolting against you. “Republicans for Decent Lunches!”
So, of course, that's exactly what she's doing. Should only cost us a trillion or so.
"Bite me," JRandomFreeper replied.
This bill isn’t going to see the light of day in the Senate. I hate the Stupid Party. They do not know how to political engage and fight. Why can’t the Republicans hold press conferences with parents, list the food that schools must offer and start telling the public what is going on? They will win in the court of public opinion and the administration would be forced to backtrack. Now the Mooch has already seized the narrative and the GOP is going to be portrayed as meanies and will fold like a cheap suit.
She makes children suffer because she's fat.
How many tons of fruit and vegetables have gone to landfills from coast to coast so that this bovine could feel important? Smaller school districts won’t be able to keep their cafeterias open if they keep losing money. Then no one will be eating.
RE: This bill isnt going to see the light of day in the Senate. I hate the Stupid Party.
I hasten to remind you that the Senate and the executive branch is still under the control of Democrats.
Almost nothing can be done (much less the repeal of Obamacare ) until at least one of the above changes hands ( and not even then because Obama still wields the veto pen ).
That’s what we get when over 5 million Republicans and Conservatives stayed home in 2012.
It's not that they don't know how, they don't want to. They're perfectly happy to be the minority party forever as long as the Democrats keep growing the government. Look at the period between Hoover and Reagan as an example.
My observation is that the children eat the fruit they are served IF it is ripe. It is often the only thing they eat.
health crisis, eh?
meltdown? um hum.
Someone please tell this woman that in about 16 months her lunch program will go the way of the dinosaurs so she needs just chill out like the lame duck lady she most certainly is.
I would rather see Republicans seize the narrative, point out how stupid liberal policies are, then they would get that support that would propel them into office.
Passing a bill that has no chance of going anywhere is the same as doing nothing.
and the nut Carol Costello at CNN thinks that Michelle Obama signed the lunch act into Law
Why can’t an appeal be made somehow to the kids?
Give them a reason to write their Sin-ators.
If there has to be government bread, at least don’t let it be tied up in circuses.
The lunch ladies really did know best, the occasional sin of buttered kale notwithstanding.
Republicans are the biggest bunch of gutless weenies. They are scared to death of Dummycrats and prefer to play defense while getting their faces continually pushed into the mud. Hard to figure.
And then she’d crow, a whole new program with a whole new subsidy is needed, this proves that those old lunch ladies had no clue!
I think they crave the power, and loathe the seeming vacuum they would be pressed into if they did something sensible.
Of course this attitude mightily disses the Lord, from whom all good sense comes.
May be that if we turn back to the Lord and God has mercy, our political salvation will look a lot like Tea Party, whether it establishes its own party or manages to pull the GOP back in its direction.
As if any political personality on his own could effect salvation?