It is happening all over the country. Public schools are pulling out of the federal lunch program. They are walking away from the subsidies.
Why? Simple: the kids will not eat the federal lunches. They toss out the food.
To get the subsidies, the districts must adopt the federal lunch menus. The kids then revolt. This is passive resistance. Gandhi lives!
This started with a law called the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act. It sounded so humanitarian. It was rammed through Congress back when Obama had a majority in both houses of Congress.
The districts have decided that it’s better not to take Uncle Sam’s money.
The districts are learning a lesson: “If you take the government’s nickel, you take the government’s noose.”
Here is a solution: let the parents pack bag lunches for the kids. No more subsidies of any kind!
We are told that some parents cannot afford to feed their children. Really? Then I guess there will be millions of starving children in a matter of weeks . . . unless the claim is bogus.
The claim is bogus.
If you don’t want government-supplied menus, don’t have government-financed lunches — federal, state, or local.
There are always menus. He who pays the piper calls the tune. He who pays the chef selects the menu.
I’m with the kids. A little resistance to big government is a good thing. Let it start early.