Stupid Federal Policy Prohibits States from Drug Testing Food Stamp Applicants


(drugabuse.com)

It seems reasonable that people seeking government food assistance should be able to pass a drug test.

The taxpayers have a right to expect these folks to stay sober enough to find jobs as soon as possible and get off the assistance list.

They also have a right to know that the food stamps they fund are not being traded for illegal narcotics.

Georgia lawmakers agree, and recently passed a law requiring drug tests for food stamp recipients whom state workers suspect of using illegal drugs, according to AJC.com.

But reasonable laws mean nothing to the federal government.

It seems U.S. Department of Agriculture policy prohibits states from drug testing food stamp applicants. That means Georgia will have to scrap its new law and let people on assistance live however they want to live.

We’ve come to a dangerous place when a bureaucratic regulation from Washington D.C. (no act of Congress involved) trumps a law enacted by a duly elected legislature.

The Georgia legislature is accountable to the people. The USDA is not.

So the people who pay for the food stamps will have a way in how their money should be spent.

Do your cocaine, heroin and meth, and have a free meal on us before you hit the sack for the rest of the day.

Is this the kind of behavior the feds really want to encourage?

If so, they shouldn’t be surprised that the middle working class is shrinking and the dependent dopehead class is growing.

Bottom Line: Michelle Obama Is Not An Elected Official – So Why Does She Get to Push Her School Lunch Policies on Congress?

Michelle eating
(Cnsnews.com)

First Lady Michelle Obama wants public schools to quit complaining about her new “healthier” lunch standards, and to stick to the program that has left students starving and schools losing money since it was implemented in 2010.

Mrs. Obama made her views known as the House Appropriations Committee considered a plan this week to allow schools to opt out of the federal lunch standards if they’ve lost money for six months.

School lunch directors from across the country have complained in recent years about drastic drops in revenue tied to the standards that force students to take food they don’t want, and tend to throw away. Some districts have even dumped the federal lunch program altogether, opting to go it alone without federal assistance.

Student revolts – including a viral YouTube video – also erupted in several districts as students have dumped their lunches into overflowing garbage cans, rather than choke down the unappetizing food.
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Michelle Obama is being stubborn in her defense of school lunch alterations that children hate

school lunch
(paperblog.com)

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Good government requires those in power to recognize and acknowledge their mistakes and take action to correct any damage they’ve done.

But First Lady Michelle Obama – who is not part of our federal government in any official capacity – just can’t accept defeat. She’s insisting on fighting a Republican effort in Congress to roll back her “healthy” school lunch initiative, despite the huge problems the program has caused.

The fact is that there’s nothing healthy about the new school lunch standards, which were partially designed by Mrs. Obama and implemented by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

They are not doing much for kids, because millions of students are throwing their lunches in the garbage, or not purchasing the meals at all.

And they are certainly not helping school districts, which are now losing money due to the extreme drop in lunch sales. Hundreds of districts around the nation have dropped out of the federal lunch program, saying it’s better to go their own way, without government assistance, than continue to lose money on food that kids won’t eat.

But none of those facts are bothering Mrs. Obama.

From The Daily Republic:

“Sounding a new aggressive tone, first lady Michelle Obama vowed in a private conference call on Monday to fight industry efforts at rolling back healthy school lunch standards, an issue that could come up for a vote later this week.”

Obama’s allies on the left are coming to her defense.
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