Republicans Say No-No to Child Nutrition
Matt | On 01, Dec 2010
The GOP, in so many words, has said they want your child to eat unhealthy foods in school. They really don’t care how much nutrition they get on a daily basis.
Today, House Republicans blocked a vote on the $4.5 billion Child Nutrition Bill. The legislation would provide more free meals to needy children and add some HEALTH to those meals too. Democrats didn’t support the bill a few months ago because it took away food stamp funding. But, after reassurances from the White House, more Dems have given their support.
The GOP used their usual tactic of saying they don’t want to add to the deficit in order to fund this bill. But, we all know that poor nutrition is rampant in today’s schools. Students are eating much more fast food and drinking sugary refreshments, all in the school house. Add to that an overall lack of proper exercise and it’s been a recipe for disaster waiting to happen. Have you seen how obesity has taken over children and teens?
Back to finances. We still have no word from the Republicans about taking that $700 billion in tax cuts off the table in order to bring more money into the U.S. Treasury. Nope, they don’t want to do that. They would rather federal workers, the poor, and children take their fiscal licks while the rich sit on the sidelines and count their money while playing war games.
It doesn’t make a whole lot of sense to me. How about you?