Michelle Obama is back in the news this week and we are learning that fewer people will be fed via your tax payer dollars because the food stamp budget must be slashed in order to fund Michelle’s nutrition initiatives. The Hill writes:
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.
Hmmmm….just thinking out loud here… but I’m wondering how many children could have been fed if Michelle had opted out of her Spain trip and put that towards a lot of little hungry mouths instead?
The article continues:
The $4.5 billion Senate bill would expand eligibility for school meal programs, establish nutrition standards for all food sold in schools and provide a 6-cent increase for each school lunch to help cafeterias serve healthier meals. The $8 billion House version includes more money for expanding access to school lunches for children in low-income households.
Wow! It provides a 6-cent increase for each school lunch… that’s…dramatic?
“It’s very sad. I think it’s just illustrating what dire straits our federal government budget is in,” said Sheila Zedlewski, director of the Urban Institute’s Income and Benefits Center. “It’s unprecedented to raid one safety net program to feed another.”
It’s been said…That’s the problem with socialism. Eventually you run out of other people’s money.