All of the left’s grand schemes in failure and leave behind an aftermath unintended consequences:

Yet public schools sell sometimes-unhealthy snacks and fatty alternatives to balanced, government-regulated lunches for a simple reason: They earn hundreds of thousands of dollars, according to an exclusive Poughkeepsie Journal review of financial documents and menus and interviews with food service managers.

Ironically, schools need this income to fill growing holes in their food service budgets, the Journal found, as regulations require them to serve healthier — and expensive — fruits, vegetables and lower-fat foods with government-approved lunches.

Don’t worry, I’m sure they thought through the health care law much better!

(h/t Weasel Zippers)

Comments

26 Responses to “Epic Backfire: Schools Selling Junk Food to Make Up for the Money They Lose on Michelle Obama’s Lunch Rules”

  1. SignPainterGuy on July 18th, 2013 4:39 pm

    Food waste services seem to be doing fine; kids are refusing to eat Mooch`s garbage and they`re throwing it away in unprecedented amounts.

    I have some ideas and opinions, but I`m still not certain why it is that even though we`re spending more than ever per student, schools are having more and more trouble making ends meet, meeting the requirements of new ed. programs, buying all the necessary supplies.

  2. SignPainterGuy on July 18th, 2013 7:31 pm

    Mooch`s new menu items are so unfilling, jocks are now buying two meals to have enough in their bellies to hold them thru team practices after school.

  3. ChapBix on July 18th, 2013 11:36 pm

    In keeping with the administration's fondness for all things green, they should be finding ways to recycle all of that wasted food.

  4. Truesoldier__ on July 19th, 2013 11:13 am

    So does the fact that the schools are selling the junk food to make a profit mean that they are evil greedy corporations now?

  5. Truesoldier__ on July 19th, 2013 11:18 am

    Speaking of Obamacare, I have run into another consequence of the new law recently. My youngest has severe asthma. A few months ago when we got his prescriptions filled they cost us $20 for 30 day supply (they do not have generic versions of the drugs he takes) with our health insurance coverage.

    Well due to Obamacare we got a big surprise when we went to fill those two prescriptions….the new price with our insurance is $109 ( would have been $285 without). This is due to all the new regulations hitting the pharmaceutical companies. We are working with his doctor to find an alternative as $109 a month is pretty steep.

  6. SignPainterGuy on July 19th, 2013 11:59 am

    Unionistas will blame Big Pharma !

  7. rosa on July 19th, 2013 12:58 pm

    fast food is a multi-billion $/yr industry

  8. SignPainterGuy on July 19th, 2013 1:18 pm

    In some cases, saved by the $1.00 menus.

  9. jeffythequick on July 19th, 2013 1:21 pm

    Interesting, that no matter how much they want to change us into a command economy, the free market always seems to win.

    I am looking forward to meeting the next person that will unshackle the energy, drive, and innovation of each American Person, and watch us leave the rest of the world in the dust, and thereby commanding their respect. They may not like us, but at least they'll respect us.

  10. SignPainterGuy on July 19th, 2013 1:37 pm

    Yes, you can command respect, but you get little or none when you DEmand respect !

  11. jeffythequick on July 19th, 2013 2:10 pm

    In the 80's, I remember those bumper stickers:

    It will be a beautiful day when schools have all the money they need, and the military has to hold a bake sale to buy a bomber.

    These idiots in education have no clue the prerogative of Federal (if Iowa gets invaded, the other 49 states are bound to assist), State (Iowa can make any school system it wants, or have none at all), and local (Des Moines can require all dogs be chipped).

    Fools all, and I hope our children can pick up the pieces and re-make what the Founders prescribed for us.

  12. Marshall_Will on July 20th, 2013 4:15 pm

    Great catch. One progs just as soon we'd forget about. Been AWHILE since we've actually SEEN a 'budget' ( but last we did ) DOE gets essentially an equal 3rd as DoD and SS….

    The amount of $'s we've flushed down the cr@pper for 'education' over the last 30+ years surely must mean (a) textbook runs about the same as your garden variety fighter jet.

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