Thursday, December 22, 2011

Healthcare: It's What's for Lunch

Michelle Malkin has an interesting post on LA's school lunch program, and the dangers of mandates. Briefly, the First Lady's campaign for healthier foods in schools has led the Los Angeles school district (the nation's 2nd largest with over over 690,000 students) to do away with such traditional favorites as chicken nuggets and corn dogs in favor of "beef jambalaya, vegetable curry, pad Thai, lentil and brown rice cutlets, and quinoa and black-eyed pea salads."


Now those kinds of foods may appeal to adult taste buds, but one might question whether youngsters would be all that interested in them.

Um, no:

"L.A. school officials acknowledged that the sprawling district is left with a whopping 21,000 uneaten meals a day"

That's due in part, no doubt, to food preferences (the aforementioned nuggets and 'dogs), but there's another, deeper problem:

"[M]oldy noodles, undercooked meat and hard rice"

Now you may be wondering what this has to do with ObamneyCare©. It's simple, really: these initiatives are mandated (and subsidized) by Uncle Sugar, without regard to individual tastes, preferences or needs. Sound familiar? This results in massive waste and dissatisfied "customers." Which is also what we can look forward to under ObamneyCare©..

Interestingly, there's now sprung up a sort of "black market" for those taboo tasties. Will we see a similar phenomenon with health care under the new regime?

Inquiring minds want to know.
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