USDA Secretary Wants to Spend More Money We Don’t Have


You would never know we are $19 trillion in debt. Apparently no one has told Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack.  Speaking at the Soros-Podesta Center for American Progress in D.C., he said he wants to provide three meals a day with an afternoon snack, twelve months a year, to the nation’s school children. Maybe we should provide midnight snacks too.

Tom Vilsack
Tom Vilsack

Isn’t that what Food Stamps are for?

“We have focused on efforts to try to figure out ways in which we can expand in those time periods when youngsters may not have access to school meals,” Vilsack said.

“We’ve looked for creative ways to potentially fund it here in the D.C. area and the state of Virginia an opportunity to take a look at what would happen if all three meals were available for young people,” Vilsack said.

As long as he’s going to be “creative.”

Having dealt with the school lunch program for decades, I can tell you that people apply who don’t need it. It’s being abused but no one is checking.

The meals we provide the children are really worth all that tax money. Check this one out. Ummm…yum!


The Healthy, Hungry-Free Kids Act of 2010 which pays for USDA’s school meal and child nutrition programs is up for its five-year funding approval.

Source: CNS News