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

feetOnTheGround Wrote: Apr 19, 2012 11:32 AM
And when you tell my children that they can't skate or bicycle without a helmet, they ask for a ride instead.
The Artist Formerly Known as Bill Wrote: Apr 19, 2012 11:37 AM
. . .therefore burning fossil fuels. So it IS the Obama's fault that the earth is warming/cooling/ or whaetver it is doing at the moment.

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,...