Monday, May 01, 2017

President _____ Scraps Michelle Obama's School Lunch Program: Children Will Starve

Another WTF Moment from the _____ White House ...

As with all Republicans, _____ cannot stand anything accomplished by President Obama, and so he spends a great deal of time trying to repeal, revoke, overturn, rewrite or just whine about the former president.

And in his newest display of childish behavior, the _____ administration is moving to repeal the school lunch nutrition guidelines that former First Lady Michelle Obama established in her crusade against childhood obesity.

Yup, his childishness hurts children.

Michelle Obama and Senator Blanche Lincoln—a democrat ... because, of course—passed the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, which was the first significant change to the school lunch program in over thirty years. The act mandated nutrition standards aimed at providing children with healthier lunches and to help curb the epidemic of childhood obesity which affects one in five American kids.

Sounds like a good idea, right? Well, this week the Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and Senator Pat Roberts—Republicans ... because, of course—will will be announcing new rules to give schools more “flexibility” in meeting federal nutrition standards, loosening the restrictions passed during the last administration and allowing the government to trim funds from the program.

Cut money, you know, so they can give it to military spending.

The American Heart Association quickly condemned the move, with CEO Nancy Brown arguing that the new standards are already showing results:
“Improving children’s health should be a top priority for the USDA, and serving more nutritious foods in schools is a clear-cut way to accomplish this goal. Rather than altering the current path forward, we hope the agency focuses more on providing technical assistance that can help schools get across the finish line, if they haven’t done so already.”
In addition to cutting this program, they are also cutting out meals for children for whom lunch is the only meal they get each day; over 13 million school children struggle with hunger, and the nutrition in the school lunches is critically important for their growth and development.

But, you know, Michelle Obama did that and so, it’s gotta go. Maybe use that extra money for new bombers or war ships, or to give in a tax break to the wealthy.

Still, it really is no surprise; the well-being of children has never been a priority for Republicans; at least not after those children are born.

This is your America, folks, and those of you who voted for this fuckmonkey are helping to starve children.

Feels good, eh?


anne marie in philly said...

no more GOPricks; vote them OUT in 2018!

the dogs' mother said...

We've always had free and reduced lunch. They pay teachers so little here my friend's children qualified when she first started teaching. First Lady's program tried to make them healthier - but I watched a lot of whole fruit and veggies go into the garbage. Now our districts are running food pantries and feed kids over the summer. Not sure how ____ will mess it up. But I'm sure he will.

Mark Alexander said...

45's goal seems to be to roll back the last hundred years of American progress in his first hundred days. Throw in a lot of racism, xenophobia, and hate for good measure. Basically, if anything is good, 45 will revoke/dismantle/destroy it simply because he can.

The only solace I take in all this is knowing that if our democracy survives this—and believe me some days I have less faith that it will than others—the DEMOCRATIC president who assumes office (because the Republicans will have totally destroyed their party in the eyes of everyone except their 28% knuckle-dragging, gun-fucking base) all of 45's EO's can be repealed with a single signature.

mistress maddie said...

This is why I never thought it was a good idea to elect a corporate person. They have HUGE ego's, and if their name is not on something they's all wrong. I have seen new ceo's come in companys and chaging the whole culture of a company and programs only because it wasn't their idea. He is going to get rid of any and everything Obama did, good or not. Never mind keep the good Obama did, and maybe just fix what's wrong? There's an idea.

What could possibly be wrong with kids eating?... and good nutrition?

On a sidenote, may the fat toad eat greasy foods and all the wrong things, with a time bomb sitting on his chest. Yes, I hate him that much.

Toni said...

I've always made it a point not to hate. It is an ugly emotion and usually does no good. BUT, I am learning to hate this man and I use the term 'man' very loosely. He is truly a nightmare.

Dave R said...

You have to remember that Sonny Perdue is one of the "chicken Perdues," and this whole this is about money... and about making sure the children of America get fed a diet of deep fried, processed chicken nuggets, you know the chicken tongues and chicken feet, in order for the chicken market to grow.