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?