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President Obama -- the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010 today.
Which aims to curb childhood obesity by making school lunches healthier.
It sounds like they have good intentions.
But -- a bill that cost four and a half billion dollars and empowers the federal government to decide who gets free food and who doesn't.
Plus they even decide what the kids can eat and what they can't -- First Lady Michelle Obama said -- government's responsibility.
Listen to this.
Many kids get up to half their daily calories.
From school meals.
It's clear that we as a nation.
Have a responsibility.
To need as well we can't just leave it up to the parent.
Can't just leave food out to the parents here to discuss again are my freedom fighters from -- -- -- Powell.
Ellis Henican is that any business -- -- government to help parents and teachers and administrators what the kids should -- for lunch well.
You look good at all and I don't like the bad thing but they can't deliver the mail I look at -- I could tell people what to eat.
We tell you what I'm not trying to push the parents out of the equation.
But listen you -- pay for and I'm gonna pay for all those little chubby kids today is that the heart attacks of tomorrow and it's going to be costing all of us in lost time.
All right professor -- how you see what happens -- the government takes over health care that they think that can tell us what to.
This is the food and drink police run -- -- The government has no business dictating what's going to be in the vending machines in schools.
And -- the heart attacks come early probably saves you money -- social security and long term Medicare holds I think the fiscal argument is bogus anyway I think he's making the fiscal argument.
To show that government shouldn't be using money.
As a basis for intruding into a decision between children and their.
Out jobless four and a half billion here and there -- worries -- nearly a trillion on the tax negotiation -- make a lot.
Look I mean I honestly.
I do think that there is a great argument -- fiscal argument to be made that future health care costs can be contained or at least limited in some way shape or form if you do deal with.
Childhood obesity which let's be honest it's on the rise but -- I don't have government why has served.
But how can tell my children what to eat some -- it's quite -- wanna tell me what to eat especially if they're I have my health care bills that they Arnie do this.
And aren't we a wealthy society when we're worried about childhood obesity as a poster child -- starvation.
This is a good problem to have but ultimately I think really isn't about fiscal cost on this it's about the principle the government dictating the calorie choices on the menu choices.
To the students and their parents that's what's wrong here the government shouldn't be in the business of providing meals that's the slippery slope wants the government providing the meals in the school.
By necessity you're judged.
-- or help the Italian or Chinese they have to make menu.
And it -- that they are.
Doesn't it offend you and your liberal sensibilities that the government would be making choices like this for people rather than letting them choose for themselves -- And that -- yeah.
Which had kept the federal government tell kids what to eat nobody's talking -- handcuffed and Bob McDonnell to just don't want to think it's very sensitively -- You and gone -- to be careful what we shouldn't but -- but we should think those choices.
On our own not because the federal government.
I actually disagree I think look you're gonna have certain choices given to children at school.
This is government run school that kind of government enterprise and look at you can get them healthy choice -- government actually has a positive way to be -- -- and -- -- one of the few ways the government or -- other religious stuff that was the government wants to control what adults choose to eat themselves in the around houses would you let the government do that.
No because -- -- well because point eight upheld by the doesn't look any adult can make their own decisions but these are toys -- up to what we're in the.
You what to each college we stop restaurants from serving rat poison that's a good point is some stuff that is so bad you Lawrence and I think you shouldn't be selling it in this restaurant restaurants don't restaurants don't maximize profits by selling rat -- right well -- -- I know.
Selling well that anyone saying he did that we have now running the country would ever -- who wants to serve you know what this unspoken -- to serve because of health concern -- -- -- that -- OK -- the same government -- can't do -- -- -- bankrupt social security and -- -- Medicare -- -- -- -- post -- Can tell us what it's like all tough decisions we have to have reasonable minds -- -- that you can -- enough to -- just about why would you let the government tell your kids what to eat and not let them tell you what to.
At least get them healthy choices I mean yes there is parental responsibility to teach your children how to eat healthy but at the schools have a lot of power here taxpayers are paying for this and I go back to the fiscal argument healthier children grow up to be -- -- -- -- all of I.
Think this is the most dangerous and slippery slope of them all and if you open the door for the government to let children.
Tell children what to eat that will soon be monitoring everything we do.
Get out in our private moment.
Whether children eating ho -- or Hamas has a choice that their parents and they should be making.
Not the government making it -- by taking it off the menu -- -- private providers should offer you -- offer menu choices that parents and students like.
And that is in their best.
Again I'm not going to run it and let you know let's cool -- just.
Government that once considered catch -- to be about stimulants you're crack advisable to letting -- -- not me like kid you know what I we.
McCain and I love it or -- lovely -- and it can't file thank you very much for joining us more -- more on this one it.
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