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September 30th, 2010
Michelle Obama's Nutrition Bill Ate Away Too Much Money from Food Stamps

Child nutrition bill stalls in House

First lady Michelle Obama's campaign for healthier school lunches has stalled in Congress after more than 100 Democrats protested the use of food stamp dollars to pay for it.

That's how they feed their vote-farms silly Shelley!!

Passage of the child nutrition bill, which would improve lunches in schools and expand feeding programs for low-income students, had been moving full-steam ahead until members of the House switched sides when leaders proposed a vote on a Senate-passed version of the legislation that uses future funding for food stamp programs to pay for part of the $4.5 billion cost.

"It's just plain wrong," said Rep. Jim McGovern, D-Mass., a longtime advocate for childhood nutrition programs. "The way you are going to pay for a child nutrition bill is by dipping into people's food stamps? Give me a break."

The First Lady seemed to almost beg Pelosi for her approval, in hopes the other Dems. would follow, to no avail.

Not suprisingly, many Republicans opposed the bill as well, saying it was too expensive.

The text of the bill outlines new nutritional standards that would not necessarily remove popular foods like hamburgers from schools completely, but the government will make sure your options will be healthier, using leaner meat or whole wheat buns, for example.

Your vending machines will also be regulated to be stocked with less candy and fewer high-calorie drinks.



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