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Michelle Obama's "Food Deserts," Aren't Actually Food Deserts

Becca in TX Wrote: Apr 19, 2012 1:36 PM
raul-I'm all for the NFL's Play 60 program. I'm a Texans season ticket holder and I've contributed to the program. Now, pay attention-that's a PRIVATE sector program-nobody is spending my tax dollars on it and no government busybody is lecturing me on how to feed my kids (while she sits at her 3500 calorie plate dinner at a fancy restaurant on ANOTHER vacation). I'm all for private sector initiatives that people voluntarily get involved in. Do you really not understand the difference?

As part of her big-brother-knows-best "Let's Move!" campaign to combat childhood obesity, Michelle Obama has been arguing that certain inner-city urban neighborhoods and rural communities are "food deserts," where it's difficult for residents to find access to fresh, healthy, and nutritious food. Mrs. Obama's solution is for the federal government to funnel public money (or, as her esteemed husband might faultily term it, "make an investment") into bringing healthy food retailers into these neighborhoods. But, as with many centrally-planned nanny-state endeavors, the First Lady's taxpayer-funded project fails to attack the real core of the problem, ignores secondary effects,...