Barack Hussein Obama needs to be reelected because his work is not done. No socialist has finished the job until he has removed guns from private hands and seized control of the food supply. At least Obama has been laying the groundwork. Progress on the food front:
The administration’s definition of a “food desert” — an urban area where a significant share of the population lives more than one mile from a grocery store — came under the microscope during a Health and Human Services appropriations hearing on Capitol Hill Tuesday.
Questioning HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, a Republican lawmaker said it was likely most of those present at the hearing lived a mile from their nearest grocery store.
“Do you think that definition should be revisited, because one of the things is, if you are in an urban area a mile away from a grocery store you’re in a food desert — which I would think in so many cases is ridiculous,” said Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.). “Have you thought of — have you looked at their definition?”
“Ah, we have sir,” Sebelius responded.
“And you think it’s a good one?” Kingston asked.
“Well, I think it’s very difficult for a family buying groceries — if they have to walk a mile with bags of groceries, it may be too far to get healthier food,” Sebelius said.
According to liberal ideology, the fictional childhood obesity crisis is exacerbated by oppressed minorities having to travel more than a mile to get to a large grocery store. As a result, they are forced to spend their welfare checks on Twinkies at the nearest 7-11.
Anyone wondering why the federal government would concern itself with the location of supermarkets is referred to the tactics used by Joseph Stalin to pacify the Ukraine.
Enjoy the cornucopia of fresh products for sale at the grocery store while you can. After Big Government solves the imaginary “food desert” problem by taking over food distribution, we will be waiting in line for hours in hopes of a black potato.
On a tip from Steve A.