The Wall Street Journal today literally proposes ending the subsidized school lunch program for low-income kids in order to force them into Depression-style starvation, on grounds that this will solve the obesity epidemic.
Haven’t we been hearing for years about the obesity epidemic? . . .
Federally subsidized school lunches date back to the National School Lunch Act of 1946. Before then, when there was no such thing as a free lunch, men in the 30s and 40s were trim enough to enlist in the military. “Reducing junk food in schools” is no doubt a good idea, but given the federal government’s nearly 65-year record of fatting up America’s schoolchildren, shouldn’t Congress instead be thinking about cutting back this program, if not ending it altogether?
They aren’t joking. This is how conservatives think.
There simply aren’t words for how stupid, vicious, and inhuman they are. Oh, and remember – the WSJ editors are the respectable conservatives.