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Feds Have Their Fingers in Your Brownies

The Federal Government is spending your money on bureaucrats, controls and regulations that used to be left up to parents, local schools…and common sense.

 According to this article in National Review, the U.S. Department of Agriculture issued nutrition standards that govern everything from school lunch programs to fundraising bake sales.  Yes, of course, children should be eating healthier.  But do we need to spend tens, hundreds of millions of dollars on top-down overlapping programs that inevitably have little effect, when it really comes down to parents and peer groups?

States like Georgia are pushing back against the Federal limit on bake sales otherwise known as the ‘competitive foods during school and school-related activities’ as part of the “Heathy, Hunger-free Kids Act of 2010.”    So mom’s brownies, turns out, is ‘competition’ to the federally-prescribed diet that is now provided year-round in many districts.

The states, who fund many programs with bake sales, are calling uncle on big Sam’s brownie squeeze.  Georgia’s State Board of Education Chair Helen Rice and Superintendent Barge stated, “These new federal guidelines limiting food and beverage fundraisers are an absolute overreach of the federal government.

We agree.  Focus on Putin.  Back off on the pound cake.

 

 Who’s to Blame?

Check out who voted for this piece of…..legislation and tell them we are fed up with over-reaching laws and bureaucrats that enforce them with an unimaginable amount of regulation.

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