Junk Food Laws In Schools

This Government won’t be happy until America is a socialist nanny state, now they want strict laws in place to take snack machines out of schools, even though the studies proved there were no huge effects to show that it actually help.

Although small, the results did raise optimism among obesity researchers and public health experts to push for strong laws to get junk food out of schools. I think the optimism  actually comes from the chance they have to govern the people and put them under the thumb of government.

The results come from the first large national look at the effectiveness of the state laws over time. They are not a slam-dunk, and even obesity experts who praised the study acknowledge the measures are a political hot potato, smacking of a “nanny state” and opposed by industry and cash-strapped schools relying on food processors’ money.

But if the laws have even a tiny effect, “what are the downsides of improving the food environment for children today?” asked Dr. David Ludwig, an obesity specialist at Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital.
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The National Deficit

Alexander Hamilton, Secretary of Treasury under President Washington, promoted the policy of incurring debts as a method of establishing sound credit. Many succeeding administrations followed suit. However, debts were incurred mainly as a result of wars, and periods of postwar prosperity made them easy to erase. Government debts had not been used to attempt to improve peacetime economic conditions. As a result of the Great Depression, however, a new era was ushered in — an era in which fiscal policy included government borrowing aimed specifically at lessening the effects of the depression. Read

It wasn’t until the 1930s that we permanent started going into debt. This was the period of the Great Depression when the government spent money hand over foot in an attempt to get things rolling again. World War II soon followed and that cost a bundle as well. We first passed the trillion dollar mark under

President Reagan. You can see the clock above to see where things stand now. read more

Issa Sues Eric Holder Monday

After months of being ignored Darrell Issa is going to sue Eric Holder on Monday.
Darrell Issa plans to sue Attorney General Eric Holder on Monday for refusing to provide documents related to the “Fast and Furious” gun-smuggling operation.

“The committee expects to file the civil contempt suit against the attorney general Monday,” a Republican source said. The suit will be filed in the federal district court for the District of Columbia.

This results from an escalation between Republicans and DOJ over the documents of Fast n Furious.

In the most recent conflict between Congress and the president over a Congressional subpoena, Democrats’ and Republicans’ roles were reversed.
The Democratic-led House held two White House aides, Harriet Miers and Josh Bolten, in contempt of Congress for refusing to comply with subpoenas issued to the George W. Bush administration. Republicans, including Issa, defended the administration, while Democrats said it was unlawful.
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Obama: Let’s take over every industry

First President Obama said “the private sector is doing fine.” Then he lectured business owners, “you didn’t build that.” Now he wants to extend the government’s auto-industry takeover across the board. Mr. Obama simply cannot understand how the economy can function without government’s firm guiding hand.

At a campaign stop in Pueblo, Colo., on Wednesday, Mr. Obama touted the alleged success of his government-backed takeover of two-thirds of the domestic car business. “The American auto industry has come roaring back,” he said. “Now I want to do the same thing with manufacturing jobs, not just in the auto industry, but in every industry.”

The Obama administration ritually flaunts the General Motors bailout as its model of success, but “government motors” is actually a cautionary tale. The bailout cost taxpayers around $100 billion, which means the government coughed up around $780,000 for every American GM job that Mr. Obama claims he “saved.” The feds hold 500 million shares of GM stock, which has plummeted almost 45 percent since its initial public offering.
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