Republicans Block Child Nutrition Bill

The Republicans blocked a bill yesterday that would provide thousands of school meals for hungry children and would make those meals healthier. Not only would the bill feed more children, but it would also cut back on high calorie sweets and soft drinks in vending machines. So why would they block this?

They don’t want government to, you know, teach kids healthy eating habits.

Republicans say the nutrition bill is too costly and an example of government overreach.

I guess the bill is kinda costly too, since they want the money to give more tax cuts to the ultra-wealthy.  Starving kids vs. ultra-wealthy?  I guess the Koch brothers could always use another yacht or jet plane while children go hungry.

The Reality Star In Chief/Republican frontrunner also weighed in.

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has also taken a swipe at the first lady’s campaign, bringing cookies to a speech at a Pennsylvania school last month and calling the campaign a “school cookie ban debate” and “nanny state run amok” on her Twitter feed.

Thank goodness my kids don’t go to that school in Pennsylvania where Sarah Palin could use her not-so-funny joke with sugary cookies to raise their risk of diabetes. Good thing they have helath insurance because Palin doesn’t support universal health care either. Sarah Palin would be funny if she weren’t a real threat for winning the Republican nomination and then the presidency.  When is the other half of America going to wake up?

(Thanks for the link, IH!)

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