GOVEROTRAGEOUS: why do we need the USDA?

http://www.reuters.com/article/healthNews/idUSTRE56660K20090707

USDA to oversee school snack food: Senate ag chair
Tue Jul 7, 2009 2:30pm EDT

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Agriculture Department would be given the power to regulate all food sold in schools — including vending machine snacks — when Congress renews child nutrition programs, the chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee said on Tuesday.

Chairman Tom Harkin said he hopes the committee will start work on legislation to reauthorize school lunch programs in October or November, with a goal to conclude the work by the end of the year.

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http://harkin.senate.gov/c/

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The U.S. Agriculture Department would be given the power to regulate all food sold in schools — including vending machine snacks

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Please tell me that this is a mistake. Where in the Constitution do you find the authority to do this? And, even more importantly, why would you want ot do it? Makes zero sense. So we are going to pay federal bureaucrats to tell state bureaucrats to tell county bureaucrats to tell township bureaucrats to tell school bureaucrats what can go in a vending machine! Are you out of your mind? I think that you can make a case that the USDA should be closed down. Adding to it’s “mission” is absurd.

P.S.: I have a relative that votes in Iowa and I’m copying him on this note.

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I suggest that we all do the same thing.

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