In what can only be described as a bewildering and ridiculous, Congress unveils a new spending bill that includes counting pizza as a vegetable for school lunches.
How can Congress do this? School meals that are subsidized by the federal government must include a certain amount of vegetables by law. The new spending bill contains language that claims, that if a slice contains two tablespoons of tomato paste, it counts as a vegetable. However, last June Congress passed a law with new higher nutrition standards from the USDA, for school lunches. But given the current economic situation, Republicans on the House Appropriations Committee said the changes would “prevent overly burdensome and costly regulations and …provide greater flexibility for local school districts to improve the nutritional quality of meals.”
The complete reversal of congress in this matter and with a topic that is so clear and easy a concept that a Third Grader can understand, demonstrates that our representatives are more concerned with bowing to the wishes of corporate lobbyists, then what is right for the nation. Providing proof to what many of the 99% Protesters believe.
This American wonders how much more this savings now, will cost us in federally subsidized healthcare bills in the future. Please pass the ketchup…