In yet another display of contempt from the far right directed at the President and his family, a Republican Congressman has introduced a bill which would require that the menu for a State Dinner be exactly the same as a school cafeteria menu.
Representative Rodney Davis (R-IL) introduced H.R. 3686 with the ridiculous title of the School Nutrition Fairness Act as he posted on Facebook because he wants “to make sure this Administration is aware of the real-life impact their regulations are having on kids who are going hungry and our smaller school districts who are struggling to keep up with the increased costs.”
Davis said that the menu reported for the State Dinner on Tuesday honoring French President Francois Hollande contained approximately 2,500 calories, “which is almost three times as much as what the first lady and the USDA allow our school kids to eat in the school lunch program,” he said, adding that this was, “the height of hypocrisy.”
The guidelines that he is referring to are USDA guidelines, and while the First Lady supports them, she has no authority to create or enforce any regulations nor did she set these guidelines. It is simply another attack from the fringe lunatics on the right against that black family “occupying” their White House.
The USDA guidelines do have caloric minimums and maximums, 550 to 650 calories for K-5 and 450 to 600 for high school students. The guidelines also set standards for the types of foods served, requiring that schools provide healthier choices including whole grains and fresh fruits and vegetables along with requirements to reduce the amount of salt and trans-fats included in meals. They are not draconian measures and are in fact in line with what many parents try to feed their children at home.
From Bizpac Review:
“Wouldn’t it be nice if these two maggots followed THEIR OWN RULES AND REGS. oh I forgot kings and queens don’t have to just their subjects. AND FOR YOUR INFO THE REPUBS HAVE BEEN TRYING TO, IT’S YOUR FILTHY PIECE OF CRAP OVOMIT’S FAULT.”
“Wouldn’t it be nice if the fat ass moochell practice what she preached.”
One suggested a menu change, “Fried chicken and watermelon!”
“The Kenyan and the Wookie never had it so good. They are living it up while they can then they will steal all the WH linens, silverware, dishes, paintings and antiques just like Clinton did when he was purged from the WH…”
The Tea party Republicans will never admit their racist hatred openly. What it all comes down to is more waste of the taxpayer’s money just to make their point that they do not accept that Barrack Obama is the legitimate President of the United States.