Michelle Obama’s nationalized school lunch menu – a bit more

school lunch- that no one is eating?Steve has done good work in covering the fiasco-in-progress (here and here), so I have just a bit to add to the story:

One government official tried to put the blame on the students.

“One thing I think we need to keep in mind as kids say they’re still hungry is that many children aren’t used to eating fruits and vegetables at home, much less at school. So it’s a change in what they are eating. If they are still hungry, it’s that they are not eating all the food that’s being offered,” USDA Deputy Undersecretary Janey Thornton was quoted as saying.

Ms. Thornton just put her finger on the problem. The government is trying to impose a new diet that children are not accustomed to. It’s not reasonable to expect them to either eat what the government deems healthy or go hungry.

Those children are acting like, well, children!  Hey, has ISDA DU Thornton ever raise little kids?  We did – two boys (both ADHD and strong-willed).  Trust me, if they don’t want to eat something, they aren’t going to eat something.  But now, they can’t even use food for fundraising as before (what – has food become a Progressive sacred cow?  Or is this just the start of more “it’s for your own good” stupidity?):

The 8th grade class, which had planned — as always — to sell candy bars to fund its class trip this spring, has had to find new ways to fund it as sales of candy bars this year are allowed only during certain hours. Says Bolden:

Next year we will not be able to do any selling of food products at all. Right now we cannot sell from an hour before lunch until an hour after lunch ends.

But the other thing is plain: it is NEVER the fault of government policy, never ever ever.  Especially when it is by an unelected and unaccountable “official” – Michelle Obama.  But, that’s the Progressive way – never taking responsibility for anything that is not a roaring success (Should we be surprised?  After all, her hubby said “I Bear Responsibility for Everything–To Some Degree” (yeah, President “Don’t Blame Me”)).  It is always those that are too dumb to get with the program that are to blame for ruining OUR Plan.  C’mon, kids – force it down and we’ll ensure you’ll LIKE IT!

Hungry kids, kids who can’t raise money except by DC decree…you’d a think that the Obamas were waging a War on Kids!

 

 

by Skip

Co-founder of GraniteGrok, my concern is around Individual Liberty and Freedom (and how Government is taking that away from us). My fight, from a Conservative (with small “L” libertarian leanings) and evangelical Christian perspective, is with the Progressives that are forcing a collectivized and secular humanistic future upon us. As TEA Party activist, citizen journalist (and pundit!), my goal is to use the New Media to advance the radical notions of America’s Founders back into our culture again.