May 19, 2014 1:44 pm -

Republicans want to give schools the ability to opt out of health school meals if they’re not making money.

A GOP spending bill for agriculture and food programs released Monday would allow schools to apply for waivers if they have a net loss on school food programs for six months in a row.

Championed by first lady Michelle Obama, the new standards have been phased in over the last two school years, with more changes coming in 2014. The rules set fat, calorie, sugar and sodium limits on foods in the lunch line and beyond.

The first lady was holding a call to rally supporters of the healthier food rules Monday as a House subcommittee is expected to consider the bill on Tuesday.

And, of course, there’s another reason Republicans want to give schools the opportunity to opt out: The Obamas are for it.

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

No responses to GOP More Concerned About Money Than Children Eating Properly

  1. Carla Akins May 19th, 2014 at 2:19 pm

    Since the GOP has no intention of allow any real education in public schools, I’m guessing it doesn’t matter if they’re healthy either. Bring on the diabetes.

  2. mea_mark May 19th, 2014 at 2:51 pm

    I didn’t realize providing food for children at school was so supposed to be a profit making venture. I always thought it was something that should be made available at cost, or below, since the children had to be there for an education.

    • arc99 May 19th, 2014 at 3:15 pm

      that is the 800lb gorilla in the room that the right wing never mentions as they repeatedly tell us “let markets decide”.

      private corporations will never provide any good or service unless it is profitable to do so.

      what is the alternative when providing a good or service is not profitable but is still a critical need?

      the only thing more foolish than believing that government is always the answer, is believing that corporations are always the answer. people do matter more than profit;

    • John Tarter May 19th, 2014 at 3:17 pm

      And exactly where does this profict come from? That’s right, courtesy of the U.S. taxpayer! Hey, have you ever heard of kids “brown bagging” it? That’s when Mommy puts a sandwich, a cupcake, or a piece of fruit into a brown paper bag and sends Johnny off to school so he can have some lunch. Just where is it written that schools are supposed to provide lunch for the kiddies? Silly me, I thought that was the parents responsibility. What next, free toys for all the tots?

      • arc99 May 19th, 2014 at 3:21 pm

        why is it that conservatives talk as if only they are taxpayers.

        we liberals pay taxes too and I personally would much rather my tax dollars be used to feed hungry children than maintain a military base in the Indian Ocean.

        when I get the right to pick and choose how my tax dollars are spent, I will be happy to extend the same right to you.

      • craig7120 May 19th, 2014 at 3:52 pm

        Dude, just stop paying taxes like your hero Bundy. Live off us liberals, you’ll be safer and healthier.
        You’re welcome