I understand the First Lady has a sweet tooth for crustaceans … lobster and shrimp. I have also noted the many parties that have been held at the White House, and know it has not been all low calorie, wholesome foods served. Their Thanksgiving alone made my family spread look like a can of beans over a can of spent Sterno under the local city bridge.
I look at this from two different angles.
1. I have been griping for years that what people are buying with their food stamps should be regulated by the government. I’m not seeing all the wonderful nutritious raw foods Michelle is championing at the check out. Oh, but we’re not allowed to insist on that. On that note, if the government is funding these school meals then, yes, the government will (and should) demand the best nutrition choices possible for our tax dollars.
2. My problem is, their next stop will be your kid’s home-bagged lunch. Count on it. I have, over the last couple years, already heard stories of some public schools confiscating items from lunch boxes/bags. If my kid is on the government school meal program then he/she eats what’s on the daily menu. If I pack my kid’s lunch it’s none of the school’s business what is in it … even if it’s peanut butter, candy bars, chips, soda or horse hay. And then they’ll be in my own kitchen and at dinner table …
Michelle also sees our chunky kids as a “national security threat” … Hell, as long as we’re not talking about Islamic jihadists, or illegal aliens gliding across our borders.