INCOME INEQUALITY: Michelle Obama Wore a $2,300 DRESS to Meet Pope Francis

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Despite the Obama administration and Pope Francis largely agreeing that excessive capitalism is bad, First Lady Michelle Obama obviously did not get the memo.

Breitbart reports:

Politico reports that First Lady Michelle Obama, looking lovely and classy, greeted Pope Francis Tuesday while wearing a $2,290 dress. While the Obamas are not Catholics, this is still a finger-in-the-eye to a White House guest who frequently speaks out — to wild Democrat applause — about the evils of excessive capitalism.

Both President and Mrs. Obama are disciples of Jeremiah Wright, a racist Jew-hating Chicago-based preacher. Not long after Obama ascended to the presidency, Wright, Obama’s religious mentor for 20 years, retired to a $1 million, 10,400 square foot mansion located next to a country  club and golf course.

According to WorldVision, you can feed a child for just $35  a month. Michelle Obama’s dress would feed over 80 children for that month. This choice obviously is contrary to the values of Pope Francis. But the Obamas’ religious values come from elsewhere, a divisive and disturbing place, not a charitable or unifying one.

A pretty ugly thousand dollar dress all paid for by you, the taxpayer.

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Michelle O’s Menu ‘Financial Disaster,’ School District Says

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Calling it a “financial disaster,” another school district is dropping out of the recently overhauled National School Lunch Program.

Nicolet High School in Wisconsin’s Glendale school district says because of it’s financial losses last school year, it’s opting out for the 2014-15 school year.

“We thought it would be a financial disaster for us this year with the full implementation (of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act),” district business manager Jeff Dellutri said at a recent school board meeting, according to Glendalenow.com.

Healthy foods are required under the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act, which will be fully implemented this year. But Vicky Hanson, the district’s food service director, said foods like black beans, kale and whole grains just end up in the trash at the end of the lunch hour.

“We put it out, but they just don’t take it,” she said. “It’s always in the trash.”

Dellutri told the board the district lost about $10,000 by being forced to serve “healthy” food students refuse to eat.

Glendale is the latest Wisconsin district to revolt under the federal regulations.

Earlier this month, Muskego-Norway school board president Rick Petfalski told the Journel Sentinel, “We believe that proper food nutrition and meal portion guidelines are best decided at a local level.”

“By leaving the program we will not be required to follow these onerous guidelines, pushed by and large by Michelle Obama, who last I checked has been elected by no one,” Petfalski said, EAGnews reported at the time.

Michigan School Board Member to Michelle O: ‘Here in Flyover Country, We Like Cupcakes’

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Parents don’t like it when bureaucrats act like they know more about parenting children than the actual parents do. Just ask Michigan mom Wendy Day.

She was on the Howell, Michigan school board when the Obama administration was passing some of the most sweeping federal power grabs aimed at local schools, including mandates on school lunches and snacks.

“Control of education seems to be shifting to Washington D.C. at an alarming rate. From the back door implementation of Common Core to the micromanaging of lunch boxes, Washington bureaucrats seem to think they know better than the rest of us,” Day, now a candidate for state House, tells EAGnews.

“The federal government doesn’t care about lower levels of government. They prove that every time they steamroll over the rights of states and local municipalities. I often refer to Washington D.C. as the ‘dome of stupidity.’ Local school boards need to have much more control over what happens in their District.”

Day would have some choice words for school lunch overhaul champion Michelle Obama, if she had the chance to talk to her.

“I would tell her, mom to mom, to stay out of my child’s lunch box. She can feed her kids whatever she wants, but if I want to feed my kids a cupcake and peanut butter sandwich, it isn’t her business. Here in fly over country, we like cupcakes,” Day says.

The push back stems from the arrogance emanating from Washington, D.C.

HotAir.com reports:

Before coming to the White House, I struggled, as a working parent with a traveling, busy husband, to figure out how to feed my kids healthy, and I didn’t get it right,” she explained, sharing a story about her children’s doctor who pulled her aside to talk about her family diet.

“I thought to myself, if a Princeton and Harvard-educated professional woman doesn’t know how to adequately feed her kids, then what are other parents going through who don’t have access to the information I have?” she recalled.

“The more the ‘nutrition police’ try to enforce their self-made laws, the more irritated we get,” Day tells EAGnews.

Day suggests schools declare September 17 – Constitution Day – a “cupcake day” in honor of Obama.

Wash. School District Complies with Michelle O’s Lunch Rules and Bans Birthday Cupcakes

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First it was french fries in the cafeteria. Now Michelle Obama and the food police are coming for your birthday cupcakes as well.

EAGnews.org reports:

Michelle Obama’s national school lunch overhaul is getting a little ridiculous.

The First Lady worked with federal bureaucrats to strictly limit what types of foods can be served in school cafeterias across the country in an effort to fight childhood obesity. The federal regulations on meat, vegetables, salt, and other aspects of the school lunch has been met with staunch indignation from students who have either trashed their mandatory fruit and vegetables or opted not to eat lunch at all.

Now, the Edmonds School District in Washington state and others are cracking down on birthday cupcakes and other sugary snacks students bring from home under a directive from the federal lunch police, according to news reports.

“Birthday parties in classrooms may be celebrated with non-food treats and favors for students. No food is allowed as part of a birthday celebration,” according to a new Edmonds School District policy tied to the federal lunch rules, according to The Herald.

“Appropriate alternatives to food that may be shared on special occasions can be within the procedures,” the district’s website states.

Instead of tasty cupcakes, students can now celebrate their birthdays with gift pencils, origami frogs and extra recess time. Yay.

Read more here.

School Lunch Leaders: Quitting Michelle Obama’s School Lunch Program Will Save Us Money

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Michelle Obama’s school lunch program has created a number of issues in school districts around America. Some of these districts are starting to fight back and drop the costly program.

EAGnews.org reports:

There’s a mini-rebellion brewing in school cafeterias over the stringent new lunch rules that are championed by First Lady Michelle Obama.

Students started this uprising in the last few years by simply refusing to eat the federally mandated school lunch offerings that contain reduced calories, sugar, sodium and fat – you know, the stuff that gives food its taste.

Now school boards are also pushing pack against D.C.’s school lunch police.

The latest to do so is Pennsylvania’s Unionville-Chadds Ford School District.

Philly.com reports Unionville-Chadds Ford school leaders are opting their high school students out of the National School Lunch Program, beginning next fall.

Officials said the new federal lunch rules for the 2014-15 school year – which place strict limits on sodium and require all grains to be “whole-grain rich” – will drive down food sales so dramatically that complying with the D.C. mandate doesn’t make financial sense.

The news site notes the district has already experienced a decline “in the number of students buying lunch at school, from 32 percent in 2011 to 25 percent last school year.”

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FLOTUS is Mad Kids Don’t Like Her Lunch Program

Apparently, according to Michelle Obama, it’s the Republicans fault that inner city kids are skipping their lunches at school.

Contributor Stacy Washington weighs in:

Via IJReview:

At a fundraiser Monday, Michelle Obama slammed House Republicans who are pushing to grant waivers to schools that are losing money due to her “Let’s Move!” lunch program. The GOP also seeks to ease the law’s requirements when it is re-authorized next year. None of this sits well with the First Lady:

Michelle Obama told donors that Republicans in Congress were dedicated to obstructing not only her husband’s political ambitions but her own efforts to reduce child obesity.

“We all have a right to expect that our hard-earned taxpayer dollars won’t be spent on junk food for our kids,” she said pointing out that parents have a “right” to expect healthy meals in schools.

Michelle pointed out that “her” legislation and “her” national school lunch standards were drafted by “experts” using “sound science,” but that Republicans will continue their efforts to roll back “her” program anyway. And how does she feel about it?

Read the rest here.

No, no it isn’t the Republicans who are opposing your ridiculous lunch standards.  It’s the KIDS!!!  They hate what you are forcing them to eat, so they are skipping lunch.  How’s that for usurping your “authority” FLOTUS?