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Complaints Mount Against Michelle Obama’s New Lunch Menu

IambicPentaMaster Wrote: Sep 25, 2012 5:22 PM
FLOTUS shoves pizza and fries down her pie-hole while commanding other people's children to eat veggie gruel.
srkeegan Wrote: Sep 25, 2012 5:27 PM
You can send your kid to private school or send him off to public school with all the Ding Dongs your little Butterball can cram down his gullet.
AliveInHim Wrote: Sep 25, 2012 5:29 PM
And any parent should be at liberty to do just that.

My thinking it isn't a good idea doesn't make any other parents' choices my business.
NullifyNow Wrote: Sep 25, 2012 5:29 PM

If you will stop taxing me for sending your brat to school I'll do what I wish even better.
Becca in TX Wrote: Sep 25, 2012 5:30 PM
srkeegam-Do you just deliverately miss the point? I DO send my kid to private school just because of all the federal government intrusion. The feds do not belong in the schools. These are local schools and should be run locally. The federal government can't do as good a job and they don't have any business in them.
srkeegan Wrote: Sep 25, 2012 5:32 PM
My brats eat what they are given without complaint or they go hungry. It's called discipline.

Nully, you have to get a job before you can pay taxes. That might be hard for you to do.
srkeegan Wrote: Sep 25, 2012 5:33 PM
When the govt pays for something, you no longer have govt control. You can't take a govt. handout and then dictate the terms of that handout.
NullifyNow Wrote: Sep 25, 2012 5:35 PM
The only point it has is the one on its head.
RogerDorn Wrote: Sep 25, 2012 5:36 PM
^ Parent of the year award goes toooooooo
AliveInHim Wrote: Sep 25, 2012 5:36 PM
Why not?

It's MY money they're playing with in the first place!
srkeegan Wrote: Sep 25, 2012 5:41 PM
The states can turn down federal funding if they want. There is no law that says the states have to take the funding, so if you have a problem with federal funding of your local schools, write your congressman and tell him you would prefer to pay higher local taxes so your school can have more local control.

Be prepared to see your property, state and sales taxes skyrocket to cover the $10,615 annual cost to educate each child in the public school system.
srkeegan Wrote: Sep 25, 2012 5:46 PM
No it isn't AliveinHim. This is where myopia sets in. Unless you pay $10,615 per kid in taxes that solely go to schools, you are NOT paying for your child's education because that is how much it costs to educate the average kid in a public school.

So therefore, you are receiving a massive "government handout" each year to have your kids educated for free for 13 years.

So if you aren't interested in being a freeloader, I suggest you put your kids in private school and actually pay your way, and quit asking for government handouts.
AliveInHim Wrote: Sep 25, 2012 5:52 PM
I educated my kids in a private school for far less than that. They were AHEAD of their peers academically when they got to public high school-which, I might add-was and is ALSO PAID FOR by ME via property taxes.

And yes, the money the Government at any level gets comes from ME and the 30% Federal income taxes I pay. The Government doesn't have its own stash, and anyone who takes my money SHOULD be accountable for how it's spent, don't you agree?
NullifyNow Wrote: Sep 25, 2012 5:59 PM
I'll tell my boss you said so.
NullifyNow Wrote: Sep 25, 2012 6:00 PM
So equal protection goes out the door when you don't submit to the government edicts? LOL

Why am I surprised that equal protection is a thing you value only when it is advantageous to your ideology?
NullifyNow Wrote: Sep 25, 2012 9:19 PM
I'll tell my boss you said so.
True Blue 100% Wrote: Sep 25, 2012 11:15 PM
I DID put my kids in private school. And at far less than 50% less of that proscribed "cost". And they received a FAR better education. There's something fearfully wrong with our whole shooting match public school system. I really wish they would throw the whole thing down a black hole and begin again. It is absolutely ridiculous the taxpayer money thrown at the education department in this country and our scores go lower and lower, our kids are more poorly educated than ever before, falling behind many other countries. We are being dumbed down generation by generation by our own government and worse, at OUR COST!
In Wisconsin, high school athletes are complaining about not getting enough to eat each day, due to the skimpy new school lunch menu mandated by the United States Department of Agriculture and First Lady Michelle Obama.

The story we published earlier this week on that subject is unfortunately not unique. Students across the country are complaining about the new school lunch regulations.

Perhaps the real motive is to starve students into slimming down. Just ask students in Pierre, South Dakota who, too, are in an all-out revolt.

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