Trump Targets Michelle Obama to Save America MILLIONS
The Obamas loved wasting the American taxpayers money with their social engineering experiments.
And Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” school-lunch campaign was one such waste of money.
A change due to take place under her program was a change to nutritional labels on the back of foods. However, thanks to the sanity of the Trump administration, the FDA decided to pump the breaks on this change until 2020.
According to the The Hill:
“The Trump administration is delaying Obama-era updates for nutritional facts labels on packaged foods.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a proposed rule Friday to delay compliance deadlines to the rule finalized in 2016 by a year and a half.
Under the new rules, manufactures are required to add a percent daily value for added sugars, make serving sizes more closely reflect the amount of food people eat, change the label format to make the number of calories more prominent and update the list of vitamins and nutrients.”
You can bet this delay is only temporary, until the Trump administration can make them permanent.
And though we live in days where multi-trillion dollar budgets are the norm, $640 million is a lot of money for something that offers no real value.
Washington Free Beacon reported:
“Mrs. Obama unveiled the new label in May 2016 as part of her anti-obesity “Let’s Move” campaign. Aside from increasing the font size of calories and the addition of “added sugars” on the label, the regulations even dealt with how to label dinner mints. The regulations will cost food manufacturers an estimated $640 million.
The first regulation stated, “Attention to calories is highlighted by the substantially increased font size of the calorie declaration per serving of a product.”
A second regulation, also released by the Obama FDA on May 27, 2016, addressed the “serving size for breath mints.”
Do you think the Left considers the monumental bureaucracy and waste of money they create? How did Americans survive without food labels?
And ironically, nobody seems to care about the studies we should be caring about. Because despite all the care and feeding of America by Leftists, we are getting fatter. At least that’s what CNN reported:
The results are in from the one of the largest and broadest surveys of health in the United States. And although many of the findings are encouraging — more Americans had health insurance and fewer smoked cigarettes in 2015 than in previous years — the gains were overshadowed by rising rates of obesity and diabetes.
Every year since 1957, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been asking Americans 18 and older about their health and the health of their family members as part of the National Health Interview Survey. The new report contains data from the 2015 survey, which included more than 100,000 people.
“There are some positives that we see” in the report, said Brian Ward, health statistician at CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics and one of the authors of the report, which came out this week.
All these programs are ruses.
When Bloomberg wanted to limit the size of sodas to 16 ounces, people would just buy 2.
Judge Tingling made it plain that as far as he is concerned, Mike and the Board of Health “overstepped their bounds, to enforce rules that should be established by the legislative bodies.” Tingling wrote, “The rule would not only violate the separation of powers doctrine, it would eviscerate it. Such an evisceration has the potential to be more troubling than sugar sweetened drinks.”
Wow. Milton ‘Wary of Government’s Power‘ Tingling summed up perfectly what liberals from Barack Obama on down to Michael Bloomberg fail to grasp, which is that most of their regulations are more troubling than whatever they’re trying to regulate.
It’s hard to believe that we have Leftists who wish to micro-manage people’s personal nutrition. They act as if they have all the answers. Their “recommended daily allowances” that vary by body-weight, metabolism, and genetics.
Next, they tell us that our BMI needs to be at a certain level. Again, they dismiss all the factors that can influence BMI.
What Michelle Obama did is what Leftists do best: meddle.
The government, and particularly the First Lady have no business involving themselves in food labels or nutrition. If Michelle Obama wants to use her man-sized biceps to influence people to work out, then good for her. However, that’s as far as she should go. Put her on the cover of some fitness magazines, even one or two with Barack in a headlock. But to cost taxpayers $640 million on useless labels is poor use of taxpayer funds.