Sunday, August 15, 2010

Dems May Raid Food Stamps (Again) to Pay for Michelle Obama's Pet Project

Michelle "Let them eat cake" Obama's "Let's Move" initiative will cost $8 billion to provide more school lunches to more children, and the money may have to come from the food stamp program, again.

The food stamp program has been raided recently to pay for the state bailout bill for teachers and medicaid, aka "bribing the public union workers so that they vote Democratic in November" ($16 billion of the bill's $26 billion is to come from the food stamp money).

Dems may use food stamp money to pay for Michelle Obama's nutrition initiative (8/14/2010 The Hill)

"Democrats who reluctantly slashed a food stamp program to fund a state aid bill may have to do so again to pay for a top priority of first lady Michelle Obama.

"The House will soon consider an $8 billion child nutrition bill that’s at the center of the first lady’s “Let’s Move” initiative. Before leaving for the summer recess, the Senate passed a smaller version of the legislation that is paid for by trimming the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, commonly known as food stamps.

"The proposed cuts would come on top of a 13.6 percent food stamp reduction in the $26 billion Medicaid and education state funding bill that President Obama signed this week.

"...The nutrition bill is clearly a priority for Michelle Obama, who has made a push for healthy eating one of her signature policy issues at White House. When the House version of the nutrition bill won committee approval in July, it marked the first time she weighed in publicly on pending legislation.

"The Obama administration has not directly addressed the debate over the food stamp cuts, but it is backing the Senate bill. “We strongly supported the Senate action and look forward to working with the House to get a final bill onto the president’s desk,” an administration official told The Hill." [The article continues.]

Why would any first lady need to have "signature policy issues"? The voters didn't vote for her, did they? Why couldn't they quietly manage the household or continue working, like Tony Blair's wife did, instead of wasting more and more taxpayers' money?


cv said...

Yes, this was perfect..Obama should concentrate on children and school lunches..though children doesn't have voting should help them! thanks for sharing this with me!

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