By Steve K.
How in the world did people ever survive before there were government bureaucracies trying to provide cradle-to-grave benefits at taxpayer expense?
The nanny-state made another advance in the war to stamp out self-reliance as well as the ability and right of locally elected people to deal directly with the needs of their community without Big Government oversight and micro-managing. Barack Hussein Obama today signed yet another government-expanding bill, spending more of your dollars. This time it’s a $4,500,000,000 Child Nutrition Bill.
“The measure would expand free school meals for the needy and give the government power to decide what kinds of foods may be sold in schools” according to the Associated Press. Well that makes me feel all warm & fuzzy inside – I just love it when Washington grabs more power and frees the oppressed masses from any unnecessary responsibility or freedom. Hey – we can’t have Americans going around trying to think or decide anything for themselves!
The AP article also said “The new money also will allow 20 million additional after-school meals to be served annually in all 50 states.” After-school meals? Paid for by the government? We didn’t have after-school meals when I was in school, not provided by the government, anyway. Oh, sure, we had meals after school. We called it “dinner”, and it was provided by parents, not by central-planning socialist.
I know this will shock many in the ever-growing dependency class, but people in the past got along just fine before “progressives” decided that people were incapable of providing for themselves and needed the government to do it for them. Let’s see just how much “progress” progressives made for us:
Then – Limited government that at least made a pretense at fiscal responsibility.
Now -Baaaaaaahahahahaha! Fiscal What? My grandson Eli is already over $40,000 in debt. (the bum!)
Then -U.S. students ranked at or near the top.
Now – U.S. ranks 18th out of 36 industrialized nations.
Then – Divorce, teen pregnancy, and drop-out rate low.
Now – “Baby daddy”
Then – Voluntary prayer allowed in school.
Now – Prayer Nazi says “No prayer for you!”
Then – We browned-bagged our lunch to school while Obama ate lunch at a muslim school in Indonesia.
Now – “There’s no such thing as a free lunch” – oh, wait…… yes there is!
Then – We didn’t tolerate a lot of nonsense.
Now – We tolerate everything except intolerance.
Then – Kids didn’t suffer from A.D.D., when we got out of line teachers would whip our A.S.S. – problem solved.
Now – We keep kids doped-up on Ritalin so no one has to deal with them.
Then – Legislators introduced bills that we could read.
Now – The Health Care bill has more pages than the Bible.
Then – Okra was nasty
Now – Okra is still nasty – it is a vegetable from Hell.
There. I think this conclusively demonstrates the need to get rid of progressives (a.k.a. liberals) and okra. I would love to see Eli grow up in an okra-free environment.