Michelle Obama's $400 Million 'Food Desert' Scam

LOL – Our glorious leaders know no bounds.

Check out this scam brought to us by The Patriot Post:

First Lady Michelle Obama has called on Congress to create a $400 million-per-year program to encourage the establishment of supermarkets in places she calls “food deserts.”

The situation in these “food deserts,” as Mrs. Obama describes it, is quite dire indeed. American children are growing fat because their parents cannot get to a supermarket — to buy fruits and vegetables — without undergoing the hardship of boarding a bus or riding a taxi.

As a consequence, food-desert-dwelling children are forced to eat fast food and junk procured at chain restaurants and convenience stores.

In a March 10 speech, the first lady painted a sad picture of their plight.

“Right now, 23.5 million Americans, including 6.5 million kids, live in what we call ‘food deserts’ — these are areas without a supermarket,” she explained. “And as a result these families wind up buying their groceries at the local gas station or convenience store, places that offer few, if any, healthy options.”

She offered a solution.

“Let’s move to ensure that all families have access to healthy, affordable foods in their community,” she said. “(W)e’ve set an ambitious goal here: to eliminate food deserts in America within seven years.

“To do that,” she said, “we’re creating a Healthy Food Financing Initiative that’s going to invest $400 million a year — and leverage hundreds of millions more from the private sector — to bring grocery stores to underserved areas and help places like convenience stores carry healthier options.”

Of course, the free market is simply incapable of delivering the necessary food children need, therefore we must hand over vast sums of public cash to corporate supermarket chains so they can provide the necessary food children need.

Sometimes I feel like I’m living in the twilight zone.

You’d think our overlords would be ashamed to espouse such blatant corporatism, but apparently they figure the public is just too stupid to see the scam.

Perhaps they are right.  The public was educated in publik skools after all.