Surely, President Obama has more important things to do than to micromanage school bake sales. Afghanistan is having issues, the economy is tanking, and the unemployment rate went up to 9.8 percent. Everyone can see that these problems are all much more significant to the nation at large than school kids indulging in cookies and brownies from school bake sales, right?
Apparently not everyone. A child nutrition bill that is on its way to President Obama’s desk for signing would put the federal government in charge of bake sales like the one in the photo on the right.
Think about that for a moment. Once Obama signs the bill, your kid’s Trip to Washington DC school bake sale fundraiser will be under the purview of the federal government. The brilliant idea to regulate bake sales in schools is being promoted by First Lady Michelle Obama. They’re a couple of killjoys, the Obamas.
Here’s a portion of the article, via The Blaze:
Don’t touch my brownies!
A child nutrition bill on its way to President Barack Obama — and championed by the first lady — gives the government power to limit school bake sales and other fundraisers that health advocates say sometimes replace wholesome meals in the lunchroom.
Republicans, notably Sarah Palin, and public school organizations decry the bill as an unnecessary intrusion on a common practice often used to raise money.
“This could be a real train wreck for school districts,” Lucy Gettman of the National School Boards Association said Friday, a day after the House cleared the bill. “The federal government should not be in the business of regulating this kind of activity at the local level.”
The legislation, part of first lady Michelle Obama’s campaign to stem childhood obesity, provides more meals at school for needy kids, including dinner, and directs the Agriculture Department to write guidelines to make those meals healthier. The legislation would apply to all foods sold in schools during regular class hours, including in the cafeteria line, vending machines and at fundraisers.
Perhaps Michelle’s title should be changed to First Mother since clearly she’s got an unhealthy preoccupation with wanting to mother everyone else’s kids.