But, then, these aren’t normal times.
It seems those young’uns aren’t consuming those allegedly delicious and healthy concoctions the nation’s First Lady—the Food Police Chief—has dreamed up. In fact, those young’uns have been tossing them into the trash and school districts across the United States are having to dispose of them…to the tune of $684M annually. According to Diane Pratt-Heavner—a spokeswoman for the School Nutrition Association who’s quoted in the New York Times News Service—that’s “enough to serve complete reimbursable school lunches to more than 228 million students” (emphasis added).
Since the Food Police first bullied their program through Congress, the cost to school districts to comply with its regulations has become unduly burdensome. Moreover, the federal subsidies the Food Police used to strong arm school districts into serving those healthy choices aren't covering the losses incurred. So, school districts are now making a sane economic decision: They’re opting out of the federal lunch program.
With school districts tossing those healthy choices into Dempsey Dumpsters across the nation, the Food Police have declared war. Their targets:
- The evil food industry which they accuse of exerting influence behind the scenes to derail the program. (This overlooks how those federal subsidies were used to force the Food Police’s program upon school districts in the first place. So, if the government exerts its influence, that’s okay. But if private industry does the same, that’s somehow evil.)
- Stupid parents and school nutrition experts who don’t like how the regulations are being interpreted. (Evidently, the Food Police know much more than all those stupid parents and school nutrition experts. Thus, the Food Police believe they possess a constitutional right to act in loco parentis for all of those stupid adults and to force their healthy choices down the throats of what effectively have become the government’s children.)
- Pansies—like student athletes—who complain about being famished due to the regulations limiting their caloric intake. (This makes great sense, especially if you don’t like competitive sports and are forcing upon young’uns interactive activities where “everyone is a winner.” Starve the strong…the Food Police’s means to the end.)
- Miscreant, non-compliant students who binge eat on the way home or once they get home. (Miscreant, non-compliant students are much smarter than the Food Police. They've figured out that tossing the healthy choices into the trash and suffering hunger pangs for a couple of hours has a big pay off: They can consume everything the Food Police forbid once they're released from their classroom cells at day’s end. That’s an A+ for those young’uns! They "get" the concept of how the free market really works...calculated risk and measured reward.)
- Birthday cupcakes in classrooms. (“Damn the regulations, full speed ahead,” some parents have decided when it comes to birthday cupcakes in classrooms. Worse yet, public school teachers are tolerating this violation of Food Police law. They’re there on the frontline to enforce the law for the Food Police. These miscreants, non-compliant teachers must be dealt with by their union bosses.)
I’m going to fight until the bitter end to make sure that every kid in this
country continues to have the best nutrition that they can have in our
Isn’t that typical of liberal economic and social engineering? When the free market speaks, the problem isn’t the policy, but bullying the naysayers into silence. How’s that for letting others express their voice, build a consensus, and form a governing majority?
Imagine that: The Chief of the Food Police is denying choice to millions of Americans. Isn’t she supposed to be she pro-choice?
Let the discussion begin…
To read the New York Times article concerning the recent activities of the Food Police, click on the following link:http://www.davisenterprise.com/local-news/schools-news/nutrition-group-
To read the FoxNews article concerning the recent activiteis of the Food police, click on the following link: