PDA

View Full Version : Republicans block child nutrition bill



Qtec
12-02-2010, 06:56 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Republicans block legislation to feed more children, improve school lunches.



<span style='font-size: 14pt'>Republicans used a procedural maneuver</span> Wednesday to try to amend the $4.5 billion bill, which would give more needy children the opportunity to eat free lunches at school and make those lunches healthier. First lady Michelle Obama has lobbied for the bill as part of her "Let's Move" campaign to combat childhood obesity.





....If the bill were amended, it would be sent back to the Senate with <u>little time left in the legislative session.</u> </div></div> link (http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2010/12/republicans-block-child-nutrition-bill/)

..............but they want to BORROW another 830 BILLION DOLLARS because those poor millionaires need more money.

Q.......that's the true GOP.

LWW
12-02-2010, 07:05 AM
How are they blocking it?

By forcing the democrooks to follow the COTUS?

Please edify us?

LWW

pooltchr
12-02-2010, 08:16 AM
Virtually every school in this country already has a free lunch program. Most of them also have a free breakfast program.

Why do we need another law giving us what we already have? Is it just to make Michelle look like she actually has something to do?

Steve

eg8r
12-02-2010, 08:35 AM
So if the bill is not passed right now it can never be passed?

eg8r

Gayle in MD
12-02-2010, 08:44 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Qtec</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Republicans block legislation to feed more children, improve school lunches.



<span style='font-size: 14pt'>Republicans used a procedural maneuver</span> Wednesday to try to amend the $4.5 billion bill, which would give more needy children the opportunity to eat free lunches at school and make those lunches healthier. First lady Michelle Obama has lobbied for the bill as part of her "Let's Move" campaign to combat childhood obesity.





....If the bill were amended, it would be sent back to the Senate with <u>little time left in the legislative session.</u> </div></div> link (http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2010/12/republicans-block-child-nutrition-bill/)

..............but they want to BORROW another 830 BILLION DOLLARS because those poor millionaires need more money.

Q.......that's the true GOP. </div></div>

Republicans are pigs, period!

LWW
12-02-2010, 11:35 AM
Why do they need to borrow $830B?

LWW

sack316
12-02-2010, 11:43 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">The legislation would give the government the power to decide what kinds of foods could be sold and what ingredients may be limited in school lunch lines and vending machines. </div></div>

Nobody is against doing right by the children. My guess is people are against growing gov't even more and gov't overstepping its bounds.

I am not aware of a state that doesn't already have a free lunch program.

Sack

Gayle in MD
12-02-2010, 12:11 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: eg8r</div><div class="ubbcode-body">So if the bill is not passed right now it can never be passed?

eg8r </div></div>

I'd say the chances of getting anything at all done, that doesn't line the pockets of the Corporate Fascist pigs, on the backs of the middle Class, after the Republican Majority takes over, will be impossible.

IMO, That's how we got into the mess we're in now.

When they are unconscionable enough to hold up unemployment beneifts for Americans whose jobs have either been outsourced, during Bush, or lost during the Bush Recession, and do so right at Christmas time,....

and block an antinuclear proliferation Treaty, for securing loose nukes, which virtually all of our foreign policy experts are in favor of, in order to get tax cuts for the richest among us, there is nothing they will stop at, to pander to their wealthy base, who provided all of that secret money to get them back into power, in the first place, they won't give a damn about how or what our kids are eating..

G.

eg8r
12-02-2010, 01:14 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I'd say the chances of getting anything at all done, that doesn't line the pockets of the Corporate Fascist pigs, on the backs of the middle Class, after the Republican Majority takes over, will be impossible.

</div></div>That is exactly the same thing that will happen if we ever start throwing money at these environmental companies that have you so excited about.

eg8r