Michelle Malkin’s latest post is revealing to a point of clarity I can’t begin to summarize here, so please, just read it:
SEIU fatcats behind First Lady’s anti-obesity campaign
By Michelle Malkin • February 3, 2010 10:04 AM
The part that should leap out at any concerned citizen, parent or just all-around regular person is this:
The well-intended program to feed poor kids (from the Clinton & Bush eras) has morphed into an untouchable universal entitlement with a powerful school lunch lobbying coalition of Department of Agriculture bureaucrats, food-service industry executives, and union bosses. Enter the SEIU. Headed up by the White House’s most frequent visitor, Andy Stern, the powerful labor organization representing government and private service employees has an insatiable appetite for power and growth. Working alongside the First Lady, the SEIU unveiled a major ad campaign this week demanding reauthorizing and funding increases in the Child Nutrition Act.
What’s in it for Big Labor? SEIU Executive Vice President Mitch Ackerman explains: “A more robust expansion of school lunch, breakfast, summer feeding, child care and WIC [the federal Women, Infants, and Children nutrition program] is critical to reducing hunger, ending childhood obesity, and providing fair wages and healthcare for front line food service workers (emphasis added).” There are 400,000 workers who prepare and serve lunch to American schoolchildren. SEIU represents tens of thousands of those workers and is trying to unionize many more. “More robust expansion” of the federal school lunch law means a mandate for higher wages, increased benefits, and government-guaranteed health insurance coverage (the more luxurious the better now that SEIU has negotiated its Cadillac Tax exemption from the Democrats’ health care takeover bill) (emphasis added).
SEIU has given the concept of “unions” as dank a smell as ever any rotten fruit stank. But, above that is the rotten tree they’ve planted in the White House of the United States of America.
Can’t any of these Communists just tell the truth? Just come out and declare their intents to get more from others by calling it, say, “giving”? The method seems to be to goalize a very bad thing (bad for others, at their unwilling expense, induces suffering of others by deprivation) and name it as something else, such as Malkin has identified here in the corruptly deceptive “Childhood Obesity Campaign” that Michelle Obama allegedly came up with along with the plastic veges in that garden of “hers” that she didn’t create, doesn’t tend and apparently which has also been a mere prop in this SEIU scam.
After all is said and done, this week’s news compounding so much earlier, awful news revealing an awful presence in the Presidency and in the Democratic majority in Congress, I’m concluding that the Obama Presidency is, indeed, also a scam. And very likely the players are all, for the most part, long identified — including SEIU with Andy Stern, ACORN, the DNC, George Soros, all of this mess on and in the Left today — all having produced this scam-in. It’s all a false front, it’s a thespian Presidency.
If the SEIU or any union wants better wages, more or any “healthcare” for it’s “workers” and wants to employ more of them, let them do so at their own expense. But making it “for the children” by using a duo of opportune actors in the White House with the assistance of opportune helper-thespians in a Democrat Congress, to rip-off, con or otherwise, steal from the U.S. taxpayers at the expense of our ongoing patience, finances, livelihoods — not to mention OUR health and opportunities and resources (one year and counting of taxpayer funded Congressional and White House juicing of the public dole toward this SEIU-and-other-unions-ripoff) — this is ghastly stuff. It’s ghastly.
And I have not overlooked at what cost to our Constitution this treachery is occurring.