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Doubling down on wilted carrot sticks: Liberals fight to save Michelle O.’s school-lunch rules

July 10, 2015

My latest blog post for the Independent Women’s Forum:

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This is your lunch on Michelle Obama’s school-nutrition initiative.

“Not only, critics contend, have the strict standards caused participation in the school lunch program to decline, they’ve created black markets for salt packets in cafeterias and more work for security guards, who now have to stop pizza deliveries from coming onto campuses.

“Since the issuance of final nutrition standards in the school lunch and breakfast programs in 2012, compliance costs and burdens on states and school districts are estimated to cost $3.2 billion by 2016, said Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.), citing figures from the Food and Nutrition Service. At the same time, he said, a Government Operations report found participation declined by 1.2 million students from between the 2010-2011 and 2012-2013 school years.”

The reaction of liberals to this is basically “shut up and eat that little cup of wilted raw carrots.” Here are some sample comments from the Daily Kos:

“For many, the school lunch is the first real meal they get to eat on a Monday after a weekend of not having anything of nutritional value to eat.  That’s two whole days between decent food.”

“But that’s how the Republican’s like their American’s. Fat, lazy and stupid.”

“Because you, you little flag-waving gun-toting coal-rolling beer-bellied guttersnipe, are the only thing standing between the great forces of the United States military, all branches, and their secret goal of turning over Texas to th’ Muslims.”

Posted by Charlotte Allen

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