Donald Trump and the Republicans aren’t just making America great again. They’re making Taco Tuesday great again, too.
According to Fox News, Republicans in Congress are looking into legislation that would roll back portions of former first lady Michelle Obama’s controversial school lunch program, likely meaning the end of the inedible stuff.
A document posted on the website of Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., called for rolling back parts of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 in Trump’s first 100 days. The Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, for those of you unaware, is the rather Orwellian name for the act that established the new school lunch guidelines.
“The regulations have proven to be burdensome and unworkable for schools to implement,” a report from the House Freedom Caucus read. “Schools are throwing food away that students are not eating.”
Perhaps the biggest waste in the school lunch program is a 2012 addendum from the U.S. Department of Agriculture that required schools to include a fruit or a vegetable in each student’s lunch.
A 2015 report, quoted by Fox News, showed that “children consumed fewer (fruits and vegetables) and wasted more during the school year immediately following implementation of the USDA rule.”
Oh yeah, and then there were meals that looked like this:
Not exactly Anthony Bourdain we’re talking here. Little wonder, then, that even Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s prisoners ate better than some of our nation’s schoolchildren.
The Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 is an archetypical example of why liberal ideas fail. It started out with the best of intentions. Who doesn’t want their children to eat healthier, after all? However, the legislation made two fatal assumptions.
First, it assumed that local school districts weren’t, for whatever reason, trying to make healthy food for their students. Second, it assumed that a one-size-fits-all series of laws and regulations could fix the problem.
These preposterous flaws ought to have been self-evident to anyone who examined this issue. Yet, liberals (up to and including Michelle Obama) refused to acknowledge the extent of the problem they had created. They wished to believe that, given time, these unworkable regulations would turn our nation’s lunchrooms into veritable Whole Foods cafeterias.
Unsurprisingly, it hasn’t worked. It’s time for Michelle Obama’s lunch rules to be tossed.
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H/T The Daily Signal