I have just one question. If the federal government can step in and regulate what food and drinks are available in vending machines on school grounds, what restrictions – if any – are still placed on the federal government?
This is what we get when the federal government gets involved with every detail of our lives. All they need is for the door to be cracked open; the door is now wide open. Any funding provided by the federal government has quickly led to outright mandates on any organization that gets a dime from a federal agency.
And it doesn’t stop at school. Your home mortgage may be backed by the federal government. The federal government bailed out banks, bailed out auto manufactures, and has outright funded private business with grants and federally subsidized loans. The federal government is fully vested in health care and health care insurance. Soon, the only place you’ll be able to get a student loan is from the government. What will they mandate of you?
I see no end in site to the migration to central planning. The states and the people have given up nearly all of their liberty in exchange for federal funding, a.k.a. Obama’s Stash. From the New York Times.
The Obama administration is working on setting nutritional standards for foods that children can buy outside the cafeteria. With students eating 19 percent to 50 percent of their daily food at school, the administration says it wants to ensure that what they eat contributes to good health and smaller waistlines. The proposed rules are expected within the next few weeks. …
Schools say that overly restrictive rules, which could include banning the candy sold for school fund-raisers, risk the loss of substantial revenue that helps pay for sports, music and arts programs.
Steve Gilbert at Sweetness & Light asks…
[H]ow long will it before before it is illegal to sell ‘unhealthy’ snacks within so many thousand feet of a school?