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Michelle Obama takes on school meal critics, as House GOP bill advances
Fox News ^ | 05/27/2014

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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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: gop; michelleobama; schoolmeals

1 posted on 05/27/2014 1:46:28 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Keep it up Miz Nanny. Even the pubskewl children will be revolting against you. “Republicans for Decent Lunches!”


2 posted on 05/27/2014 1:48:32 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: SeekAndFind
You have no elected powers D-bag! How about a nice cup of STFU?
3 posted on 05/27/2014 1:49:09 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: SeekAndFind
"last thing we can afford to do right now is play politics with kids' health."

So, of course, that's exactly what she's doing. Should only cost us a trillion or so.

4 posted on 05/27/2014 1:49:18 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Fegelein! Fegelein! Fegelein!)
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To: SeekAndFind
"This is unacceptable," Obama said.

"Bite me," JRandomFreeper replied.

/johnny

5 posted on 05/27/2014 1:49:55 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


6 posted on 05/27/2014 1:50:23 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (100% pure organic, free-range conservative)
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To: SeekAndFind
The first lady successfully lobbied for those standards in 2010,

She makes children suffer because she's fat.

7 posted on 05/27/2014 1:52:18 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: SeekAndFind

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.


8 posted on 05/27/2014 1:52:53 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

RE: This bill isn’t 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.


9 posted on 05/27/2014 1:53:21 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
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?

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.

10 posted on 05/27/2014 1:55:12 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: txrefugee

My observation is that the children eat the fruit they are served IF it is ripe. It is often the only thing they eat.


11 posted on 05/27/2014 1:55:37 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: SeekAndFind

unacceptable, eh?
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.


12 posted on 05/27/2014 1:55:52 PM PDT by blueplum
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To: SeekAndFind
You're putting the cart before the horse. Conservatives stayed home in 2012 because they were discouraged and there was no real, clear leadership from the GOP.

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.

13 posted on 05/27/2014 1:57:30 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (100% pure organic, free-range conservative)
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To: SeekAndFind

and the nut Carol Costello at CNN thinks that Michelle Obama signed the lunch act into Law


14 posted on 05/27/2014 2:00:02 PM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

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.


15 posted on 05/27/2014 2:04:00 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

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.


16 posted on 05/27/2014 2:04:09 PM PDT by From The Deer Stand
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To: txrefugee

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!


17 posted on 05/27/2014 2:05:34 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: From The Deer Stand

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.


18 posted on 05/27/2014 2:07:22 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: SeekAndFind
That's what you get when the GOP runs a pro-abortion, anti-gun liberal.

/johnny

19 posted on 05/27/2014 2:07:33 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

As if any political personality on his own could effect salvation?

Not.


20 posted on 05/27/2014 2:09:48 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you and teach you to roar too. See my page.)
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To: SeekAndFind

For goodness’ sake, Miss Crabtree, just force feed the kids a vitamin pill and a large spoonful of cod liver oil.

Problem solved.


21 posted on 05/27/2014 2:10:23 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: SeekAndFind

BIG MOMMA OBAMA who knows better than really really really smart white MoMs...


22 posted on 05/27/2014 2:15:34 PM PDT by Understand the stimulus
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
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.

ahh... the thing is, this Michelle Obama law never should have been enacted to begin with... now that it has been, it will be difficult to undo it... no matter who is in charge...

23 posted on 05/27/2014 2:17:58 PM PDT by latina4dubya (when i have money i buy books... if i have anything left, i buy 6-inch heels and a bottle of wine...)
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To: JRandomFreeper

“This is unacceptable,” Obama said.
“Bite me,” JRandomFreeper replied.

/johnny
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Møøse bites can be nasty.


24 posted on 05/27/2014 2:18:20 PM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: SeekAndFind
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25 posted on 05/27/2014 2:24:20 PM PDT by dragonblustar ( Psalm 103, Psalm 37:7, Ephesians 6:12)
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To: SeekAndFind
That’s what we get when over 5 million Republicans and Conservatives stayed home in 2012.

Newsflash: Romney wasn't going to repeal CommieCare. He is its Godfather, for Pete's sake! Just a "tweaking" here and there.

26 posted on 05/27/2014 2:28:12 PM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: petitfour

My mother worked when I was in school back in the late ‘50s/early ‘60s. She packed a lunch for us 3 kids every day unless there was something compelling at the cafeteria, which wasn’t very often. I had a sandwich on white bread (baloney, amer.cheese or tuna were my favs), a little snack cake or Twinkie (yum), some chips, a piece of fruit. If you did a calorie count on all of that, I am sure it was pretty high - but I wasn’t the least bit overweight. Kids got to burn off the calories with gym class, playground time, and running around the neighborhood after school. Kids don’t get nearly the exercise they used to get. That impacts health, weight, mental well-being more than anything Michelle is trying to cram down the children’s mouths.


27 posted on 05/27/2014 2:34:37 PM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: Moonman62
She makes children suffer because she's fat.

Tell me about it...

28 posted on 05/27/2014 2:39:10 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

RE: Passing a bill that has no chance of going anywhere is the same as doing nothing.

Well, in this case we might as well cede the entire Congress to Democrats.

I don’t see even a Republican takeover of both houses as going anywhere with Obama still in the White House.


29 posted on 05/27/2014 2:41:18 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

I got three teen-age critics of school food right here.

How can they concentrate on their school work when they are starving?

Mine aren’t picky eaters, either.

On the other hand, a new kid who moved out here from The Bronx thinks our high school’s lunches are amazing because they are hot and served liker real food.


30 posted on 05/27/2014 2:45:03 PM PDT by Cloverfarm
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To: SeekAndFind

See the following for some of Mooch’s school lunches http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3141477/posts


31 posted on 05/27/2014 2:48:09 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: RightGeek


32 posted on 05/27/2014 2:50:38 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: SeekAndFind

The first lady said families realize the country is facing a “white house made crisis,” and the “only thing we can afford to do right now is play politics with kids’ health.”

Take that beotch!
Damn these cretins,


33 posted on 05/27/2014 2:55:16 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: SeekAndFind

School lunches are not the domain of feral government.


34 posted on 05/27/2014 3:00:45 PM PDT by SisterK (behold a pale horse)
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To: SeekAndFind

The bill doesn’t go far enough. Abolish the Federal Department of Education AND the Federal School lunch program. States will SAVE money by running their own lunch programs and they will be removed from having to participate in Federal standardized testing programs.


35 posted on 05/27/2014 3:14:01 PM PDT by brothers4thID (Death had to take him sleeping, else he would have put up a fight.)
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To: SeekAndFind
So has MO actually ever worked in a school cafeteria?

Needless to say, I'll take the word of the cafeteria ladies over hers any day.

36 posted on 05/27/2014 3:28:45 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: SeekAndFind
The first lady said . . . the "last thing we can afford to do right now is play politics with kids' health"


37 posted on 05/27/2014 3:35:41 PM PDT by mikrofon (SWEIN)
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To: txrefugee

Not many of the children are eating now.

Some school cafeteria s don’t have a clue as to how to make those fruits and vegetables tasty and interesting to the kids. Changing their diet means teaching a new way of cooking and presenting the new foods...unbelievable.

You can’t just issue a bunch of beaurocrat paperwork to minimum wage kitchen workers and expect it to be implemented and children say “Oh yes can I have seconds of that?”


38 posted on 05/27/2014 3:37:19 PM PDT by Kackikat
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To: SeekAndFind

Just bring your own lunch? Everyone?


39 posted on 05/27/2014 3:58:39 PM PDT by mom.mom
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To: SeekAndFind
Fat Momma 2nd lady...ought to just shut up.

The 1st Lady might get pissed and yank your bene's,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

40 posted on 05/27/2014 4:00:40 PM PDT by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
I think...they are afraid of shadows.

And love the limelight enough to NOT be against the Dim's....

The "leaders" of the GOP need to be gone!!!

41 posted on 05/27/2014 4:03:08 PM PDT by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Chewbacca’s own kids eat an elite 1% lunch at school. Shaddup and eat your peas.


42 posted on 05/27/2014 4:04:37 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: SeekAndFind

Dear Michael,

You have been ‘playing politics’, with the lives of American children for 5 years!!!!

Why not take the path of Mary Todd Lincoln, the morning after her husband died, and park you and a suitcase on the street!!!!!


43 posted on 05/27/2014 4:20:11 PM PDT by Terry L Smith
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44 posted on 05/27/2014 4:22:55 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: SeekAndFind

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.

&&&
Correction:
The first lady successfully lobbied for those standards in 2010, and has since become the public face of this and other initiatives PURPORTEDLY aimed at improving the dietary habits of children.

We all know that it is really about crony capitalism and about controlling people. If we had real news media, some investigative journalists would look into who benefits financially from the Mooch’s changes.


45 posted on 05/27/2014 4:30:38 PM PDT by Bigg Red (1 Pt 1: As he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in every aspect of your conduct.)
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To: SeekAndFind
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


46 posted on 05/27/2014 5:48:04 PM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: SeekAndFind

the mooch didn’t get that shelf ass eating carrots and celery now did she?
Nope, buckets full of chicken delight.


47 posted on 05/28/2014 3:21:08 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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To: ClearCase_guy
Because low blood sugar is healthy for kids.

The problem with the United States as a whole--you can not get real food here unless you go to special markets.

The Euros don't do a whole heck of a lot right but food, they do it right. You walk into any European grocery store and there is REAL FOOD. Dairy products that taste like dairy products, real bread that doesn't taste like a bleached out, chemical time bomb, real produce---

48 posted on 05/28/2014 10:01:21 AM PDT by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: SeekAndFind

The fat ass has spoken. Does thou protest much?


49 posted on 05/28/2014 10:03:12 AM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?s)
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