So, Michelle Obama seems to be as delusional as her husband. Yesterday, she said that childhood obesity (a Crisis!) is a threat to national security. No, really. She actually said that:
(CNSNews.com) – At a ceremony at the White House on Tuesday, First Lady Michelle Obama announced the launch of the ‘Let’s Move’ campaign to end childhood obesity in the United States, an epidemic she said is costly and a threat to national security.
“A recent study put the health care cost of obesity-related diseases at $147 billion a year,” Mrs. Obama said. “This epidemic also impacts the nation’s security, as obesity is now one of the most common disqualifiers for military service.”
Fat kids are a threat to national security? I don’t think she’s really being fair; her husband is not fat. I suppose now instead of man-made disasters, terrorism will be called donut-made disasters? I just gave my kid fried chicken nuggets for lunch. Shall I now refer to her as NSR (national security risk)? Shall I make her new punishment “You go to bed with evil, security risky dessert!!”
Besides the stupidity of the “national security” premise, the entire initiative is ridiculous and a waste of OUR money. She goes on to say that we dum-dum parents can’t figure out what food is healthy or not, without the aid of Big Nanny Government. Hey, Michelle? Your husband is Big Nanny Government and he still doesn’t realize that smoking is bad for you (which, by the way, is the one thing that I like about him.)
“So many parents desperately want to do the right thing, but they feel like the deck is stacked against them,” Obama said. “They know their kids’ health is their responsibility but they feel like it’s out of their control.”
“They are bombarded by contradictory information at every turn, and they don’t know who to believe,” she said
Um, not really. It’s kind of simple. I don’t know one person who believes that fatty food will make them lose weight and I live in the South where, according to all the Smarter Than Us people, we barely know how to read. Even we understand that calories = fat and that exercise will burn calories. But, you see, we have free will as human beings, even if you consider us sub-human.
Perhaps if your husband does something about JOBS, people will have more money to stock up on better food. If they so choose. And maybe if our schools allow kids to have recess and play dodge ball and, you know, be kids, they would get a bit more exercise. The rest of it is up to parents. Contrary to your belief, parents are responsible for their own children. Stop perpetuating the entitlement mentality; that is what is making our jobs harder, as parents. We don’t need your help, we need you to get out of the way.
And so we come to the real reason behind this initiative:
Obama called for overhauling many federal laws and guidelines, including adding $10 billion over the next decade to “update” the Childhood Nutrition Act, which feeds 31 million children at school and would add funding to feed more children.
Aha! More money funneled into a government program. As Michelle Malkin reports:
What’s in it for Big Labor? SEIU Executive Vice President Mitch Ackerman explains: “A more robust expansion of school lunch, breakfast, summer feeding, child care and WIC [the federal Women, Infants, and Children nutrition program] is critical to reducing hunger, ending childhood obesity, and providing fair wages and healthcare for front line food service workers (emphasis added).” There are 400,000 workers who prepare and serve lunch to American schoolchildren. SEIU represents tens of thousands of those workers and is trying to unionize many more. “More robust expansion” of the federal school lunch law means a mandate for higher wages, increased benefits, and government-guaranteed health insurance coverage (the more luxurious the better now that SEIU has negotiated its Cadillac Tax exemption from the Democrats’ health care takeover bill).
For the Children? Nope, of course not. It never is about the children, really, for Liberals. It’s for the unions and SEIU. It’s ironic that SEIU is involved; how can they help the Obesity Crisis ™ when they are so gluttonous that they eat human fingers?