The one thing liberalism does well is cause real problems by inflicting authoritarian lunacy to solve a phony ones. A prime example from nanny Nazi Michael Bloomberg’s New York City:
Worried that children were losing the war on obesity, New York City began to slim down its school lunch offerings several years ago… So much so, city officials now acknowledge, that it often served children fewer calories than required by the federal government.
But even if kids go hungry trying to live off rainwater, leaves, and grotesque obscenities like turkey bacon, the important thing is that moonbat bureaucrats meant well.
City health and education officials said their aim was not to lower calories, but rather to increase the nutritional value of the foods reaching students’ mouths. But as it slowly began re-engineering those foods, there was a “secondary response,” said Cathy Nonas, a senior adviser in the city’s health department. “It dropped the calories and at sometimes below what the U.S.D.A. had as a minimum,” she said.
At least the bureaucracy is eating enough. The federal government stuffs over $400 million per year of our money into the ravenous maw of NYC school lunch programs. In return, local educrats are supposed to actually feed kids instead of starving them in the name of obesity hysteria.
On a tip from Robert B.