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Michelle Obama thinks obesity is a national security problem and that we’re a nation of dunces

Posted by danishova on February 10, 2010

Supernanny Michelle to the rescue.

(CNSNews.com) – At a ceremony at the White House on Tuesday, First Lady Michelle Obama announced the launch of the ‘Let’s Move’ campaign to end childhood obesity in the United States, an epidemic she said is costly and a threat to national security.

How’s that you ask?

“A recent study put the health care cost of obesity-related diseases at $147 billion a year,” Mrs. Obama said. “This epidemic also impacts the nation’s security, as obesity is now one of the most common disqualifiers for military service.”

Reading terrorists Miranda Rights is not a threat to national security? But, I digress. I have a funny feeling her idea of “help” is to fine the hell out of these food criminals if they don’t comply with the guidance of Nanny Michelle and the Food Nazis.

Some of the goals include ending what Obama referred to as “food deserts” with a $400 million a year “Healthy Food Financing Initiative,” which will bring grocery stores to low-income neighborhoods and “help places like convenience stores carry healthier food options.”

Meanwhile the solution to obesity is regulation, legislation, and a cool $10 billion so we can feed the obese more food!

Obama called for overhauling many federal laws and guidelines, including adding $10 billion over the next decade to “update” the Childhood Nutrition Act, which feeds 31 million children at school and would add funding to feed more children.

Just how stupid does she think we are? Apparently we’re too freaking stupid to flip over a candy bar or t.v. dinner so we need labels on both back and front packaging too!:

The federal food pyramid would also get a makeover through the campaign, and there would be new efforts to get manufacturers to add “family friendly front-of-package labeling” that discloses a product’s nutritional value

Time to play the victim card. In the past she has complained about how hard it is to find fresh fruit. Now we have a fresh platter of excuses, which presumably can be used to explain why her own kids were turning in to fatties. And I see a gazillion dollar “safe neighborhood initiative” coming soon!

Obama used anecdotal details from her own life to explain the challenges faced by overworked parents and children who spend too much time watching TV or playing video games because their neighborhoods are unsafe for playing outside.

“So many parents desperately want to do the right thing, but they feel like the deck is stacked against them,” Obama said. “They know their kids’ health is their responsibility but they feel like it’s out of their control.”

“They are bombarded by contradictory information at every turn, and they don’t know who to believe,” she said.

Dare I ask why we should believe the Obamas?  Barack has broken virtually every campaign promise he’s made, and he pretty much makes stuff up on a daily basis. Oh well, the poor dear! Thank goodness she has 23 attendants now:

Obama said before she lived in the White House she struggled to balance the demands of working and being a mother, and occasionally fed her two daughters fast food or “less healthy microwavable options.”

“And one day,” she said, “my pediatrician pulled me aside and told me, ‘You might want to think about doing things a little bit differently.’”
She said it was a wake-up call and that the nation should see childhood obesity as a wake-up call, including the fact that children are victims of the epidemic.

Warning! Here’s where the government steps in to help this “out of control” situation!:

“Our kids did not do this to themselves,” Obama said. “Our kids don’t decide what’s served to them at school or whether there’s time for gym classes or recess. Our kids don’t choose to make food products with tons of sugar and sodium in super-sized portions, and then to have those products marketed to them everywhere they turn.”

“And no matter how much they beg for pizza, fries and candy, ultimately, they are not, and should not, be the ones calling the shots at dinnertime,” she said.

What would we ever do without smart people like Michelle Obama and Big Government programs to advise us? I mean, who knew that children need supervision?


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