Big Fines on The Way For Schools Who Don’t Bow Down to Michelle’s Lunch Changes
The Obama presidency has been filled with examples of the President and his wife circumventing the laws and taking matters into their own hands. From Obama's executive orders to Michelle's crazy schemes to make school lunches healthy again, the activism coming out of the Obama White House has been unparalleled.
We all remember when Michelle decided that she wanted to cure childhood obesity by removing bake sales and pizza from school cafeteria menus. Children revolted, hating the food and complaining that they didn't even want to eat the "healthy" lunches anymore.
Soon, though, all schools who are still holding out against Michelle's reach will have to decide between giving their students the Obama meal plan, or facing steep fines for holding out.
That's because the U.S. Department of Agriculture has ruled that schools can lose up to 10 percent of their federal aid if they don't abide by the new Obama rules regarding healthy lunches.
Here's what the USDA ruled, in a paragraph of dense legalese.
"Under section 303, the Secretary or a State agency may establish an assessment [fine] against any school food authority or school administering the Child Nutrition Programs if the Secretary or the State agency determines that the school or school food authority failed to correct severe mismanagement of any program, failed to correct repeated violations of program requirements, or disregarded a requirement of which they have been informed."
In plain English this means that schools who have recognized that Michelle's plans for nutritious lunch are either too expensive or too tasteless and refuse to implement them will face fines.
According to the USDA the first fine is only 1 percent of federal funding for meal reimbursement. But after repeated offenses that amount climbs to 10 percent.
It's amazing what the federal government can do when it has its mind set. It can reach into your children's schools and fine the schools, which are funded by your taxes, for not doing what it says. Overreach much? I think so.
h/t: Daily Caller