I'm not retreating to some libertarian anti-fed govt position. I just think there are better solutions to school lunch problems than just to federalize it.
there are times when I think the fed govt has inserted themselves into something just to control the flow of money...especially when it can be used as a HUGE political wedge.
an example would be if we have a bill that does what member of congress wants it to and before it gets up for a vote, some ----- attaches an amendment to it that makes it an absurd bill (probably for something in their district) and the common sense congressmen are likely to oppose it but funding for school lunches is a small part of the bill. they can't say no to the absurdity because they'll get lambasted for it because they want to "take food out of the mouths of children".
I'm against subjecting needed funds for school lunches that shouldn't be politicized. You can't do that with school lunch funding being part of the federal govt and being driven by legislation.
Let me ask it this way, do you like the idea of tea party idiots in congress having the power to hold up school lunch $$$ over their obstruction efforts?
neither do I. I would prefer we avoid those conflicts at every turn.