Republicans block child nutrition bill
WASHINGTON (AP) – House Republicans have temporarily blocked legislation to feed school meals to thousands more hungry children. Republicans used a procedural maneuver Wednesday to try to amend the $4.5 billion bill, which would give more needy children the opportunity to eat free lunches at school and make those lunches healthier. First lady Michelle Obama has lobbied for the bill as part of her “Let’s Move” campaign to combat childhood obesity.
House Democrats said the GOP amendment, which would have required background checks for child care workers, was an effort to kill the bill and delayed a final vote on the legislation rather than vote on the amendment.
Because the nutrition bill is identical to legislation passed by the Senate in August, passage would send it to the White House for President Barack Obama’s signature. If the bill were amended, it would be sent back to the Senate with little time left in the legislative session.
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md. said the House would hold separate votes on Thursday on the amendment and the bill.
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Republicans block child nutrition bill
Don’t you just love the way the media makes the Republicans out to be the epitome of evil? The media is still tipped far to the left, they make it glaringly apparent every day.
The Dems are also pretty good at shuck and jive too, they say the GOP amendment is only being interjected in an attempt to kill the bill. Because God knows, the GOP doesn’t need to be concerned about workers backgrounds. Obviously, the Dems aren’t. Not if they object to these checks being made mandatory.
Republicans say the nutrition bill is too costly and an example of government overreach.
“It’s not about making our children healthy and active,” said Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., the top Republican on the House Education and Labor Committee. “We all want to see our children healthy and active. This is about spending and the role of government and the size of government – a debate about whether we’re listening to our constituents or not.”
No person in their right mind wants to see ANY child go hungry, but if we’re going to spend the money to feed hungry kids, let’s spend it to feed hungry AMERICAN kids. Let’s invest the time and effort to ascertain that the kids we are feeding are LEGAL American citizens.
I know there are hungry kids everywhere. You see the ads on television all the time. They tell you how many cents on the dollar go to feeding the kids, or how your $10 a month can feed, clothe and provide adequate housing, as well as full medical care for a poor unfortunate child in the middle of a flea infested sand pile somewhere in the world. For $10 a month…cheap.
If Mobama wants to feed hungry kids, maybe she could start by NOT stuffing her face, laying off at least 90% of her personal servants, having Hussein stay home for a while, thus saving millions for the operation of Air Force 1 and the staff needed to keep it flying, and not spend MILLIONS to reserve entire hotels overseas for them and their cronies.
That’s not asking too much of the POTUS and his pet Wookie is it?
Those charity groups that feed the children rely on charity, donations, benefactors and so forth. I wish them well too. I used to drop a few dollars in the pot myself, but like a lot of folks, my money is tight.
My blog depends on a few donations from generous readers that like what I write. But times are tight, donations are nearly nonexistent, that seriously limits my ability to help hungry children or make needed changes and updates here.
If I can cut back and make an occasional donation, Obama and Company can too.
If the government is going to feed American kids, needy American kids, I have no real issue with that, but make sure that they really are needy kids and not another welfare scam from the ghetto where the Baby Mama has no telling how many little tykes in tow, all from different Baby Daddy’s, because every time she drops another kid, she gets a bigger check from the government.
I have no problem with a “HAND UP”, but charity and welfare, ‘hand outs’, are not meant to be a way of life, unless you’re a Democrat and support yourself by dropping a baby every 10 months. That is not an acceptable way of life for most of us, but it IS the welfare mentality of the left, libbers and bleeding hearts.
The legislation would increase the amount of money schools are reimbursed by 6 cents a meal, a priority for schools that say they don’t have the dollars to feed needy kids.
Again the media tries to spin it in an effort to make the GOP look like the BAD GUY here. It’s only a 6 cents per meal increase in the reimbursement, that sounds reasonable enough, right?
Think about that 6 cents, multiplied many times, I have no idea how many times, but a great many I am sure, and I would guess the government has no real idea how many times either. Soon it adds up to a lot of money.
Now ask yourself this; how much of a difference is 6 cents going to make in ANY meal you make for yourself or family? Very little I am sure.
That 6 cents figure reminds me of this story from a couple of years ago: Alabama Sheriffs Feed Inmates on $1.75 a Day. There is NO WAY to feed a human being for $1.75 a day. There is no way to make a noticeable difference in a kids meal for an additional reimbursement of a mere 6 cents either.
Obama has frozen federal wages, social security has no COLA this year or next. I know kids have got to eat, but old folks, and legitimately disabled folks have got to eat too.
If there’s no COLA, if wages are frozen for the American people, people other than the POTUS and his Wookie, then Americans are going to be hungry soon. And I don’t mean just the kids!
‘Brother can you spare a dime’ was a catch phrase during the Great Depression. If 6 cents can make a more nutritious meal, it may become a catch phrase again in the very near future.