The food stamp cuts that went into effect on Nov. 1 brought hand-wringing stories to the front pages and had the Department of Homeland Security bracing for possible riots, but almost no one traced the blame for them back where it belongs:
To Michelle Obama’s misguided mission to make every kid in America eat what she tells them to – a mission that’s already causing school districts around the country to drop the federal school lunch program because kids won’t eat what they’re being served.
The question is, will the liberals or black America figure it out? Will the DHS call it an Obama riot when hungry food-stampers run wild?
When President Obama signed the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act in 2010, it was paid for partly by a $2.2 billion in cuts to food stamps — officially known as the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program – beginning in November 2013.
According to a Politico report at the time, those cuts were opposed by House Democrats. But they were pacified by the president’s empty promise.
“I’m committed to working with them [Democrats] to restore these funds in the future,” he said.
Well, the future is here, and it turns out the president wasn’t telling the truth again.
“Cut in food stamps forces hard choices on poor,” The New York Times reported on its Nov. 7 front page, in an 1,100-word story that never mentioned the words “Michelle” or “Obama,” or explain that the feckless first lady’s failure as a school lunch director is really behind the cuts.
And a failure she was, as the generally boot-licking Associated Press showed in August, when it reported “schools around the country are dropping out of the healthier new federal lunch program, complaining that so many students turned up their noses at meals packed with whole grains, fruits and vegetables that the cafeterias were losing money.”
“Some of the stuff we had to offer, they wouldn’t eat,” an Illinois schools superintendent told the AP. “So you sit there and watch the kids, and you know they’re hungry at the end of the day, and that led to some behavior and some lack of attentiveness.
That might be different if Michelle’s lunches didn’t “taste like vomit.”
Ayn Rand would be laughing.
Liberals try to force people to eat what they’re told; kids stop eating and adults lose their food stamps.
Liberals try to force people to get the the kind of health insurance the government decides; millions lose their insurance entirely.
Their end goal is to tell us all how to live our lives.
Guess what we will lose then.