Congress Just Took Big Step Toward Delivering This Nasty Surprise To Michelle Obama

Like all first ladies, Michelle Obama has used her husband’s position in Washington to push her own personal causes. But unlike most, she has somehow been able to get her pet ideas enforced as law.

Now Congress is finally looking to cancel her most ambitious — and unpopular — program.

The first lady has made herself notorious for creating stricter school lunch rules meant, she says, to make children healthier. But the change in what kids are given for lunch has been met with upturned noses by kids, increased food waste in schools, and anger from parents and school administrators alike.

After years of mounting complaints from school systems across the country, Congress is looking to eliminate the first lady’s unpopular school lunch rules.

Bipartisan legislation was announced from the Senate this week that could end the school lunch rules enacted by the president’s control over the Department of Education and the Department of Agriculture, and without any previous acts by Congress.

The bill, introduced by Senate Agriculture Chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kan., and the committee’s top Democrat, Sen. Debbie Stabenow of Michigan, moves to end the rules and also seeks to address the massive rise in food waste that has been seen since the rules were implemented. The bill has the support of the School Nutrition Association (SNA) which represents 55,000 school food service employees across the country.

“In the absence of increased funding, this agreement eases operational challenges and provides school meal programs critical flexibility to help them plan healthy school meals that appeal to students,” SNA president Jean Ronnei told the Associated Press.

As The Daily Caller notes, a year ago changes to the school nutrition rules were proposed, but Michelle Obama promised to fight “until the bitter end” to keep her guidelines in place. As a result, no changes have been made.

If passed and signed by the president, the bill would require the Department of Agriculture to create new sodium and whole grain policies within 90 days.

Kids have almost universally abhorred the lunches resulting from the first lady’s rules. By June of last year it had been calculated 1.2 million had dropped out of school lunch programs because of the changes.

But it isn’t just the kids who find the new mandated lunch menus distasteful. School administrations and lunchroom workers have also fought bitterly against the rules.

h/t: The Daily Caller

The Seat Next To Michelle Obama Will Be Left Empty At The State Of The Union- Here’s Why

The White House announced on Friday that while President Barack Obama delivers his last State of the Union Address next week, a seat next to Michelle Obama will be left empty.

Obama told 20,000 supporters on a conference call that the seat on Tuesday night during the address before Congress “will be left empty for the victims of gun violence who no longer have a voice.”

“They need the rest of us to speak for them. To tell their stories. To honor their memory,” the White House said in a written statement, according to USA Today. “To remind every single one of our representatives that it’s their responsibility to do something about this.”

The move by the White House comes on top of Obama’s executive actions announced on Monday to address gun violence, as well as his participation in CNN’s Guns in America town hall Thursday night.

As reported by Western Journalism, Taya Kyle, whose husband, Chris, was the subject of the movie American Sniper and a victim of gun violence, challenged President Obama at the town hall on the effectiveness of more gun control legislation. She pointed out that gun violence has dropped to records lows over the last several years, while gun ownership has reached record highs. 

House Speaker Paul Ryan announced earlier this week that South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley will give the Republican response to Obama’s State of the Union Address. The governor received high praise for her leadership following last June’s Charleston shooting.

Michelle Just Prepared For Barack’s Last State Of The Union By Revealing Her True Priorities

With only one year left in his reign over Washington, the era of Barack Obama is winding down; but before he leaves office, the president has one more State Of The Union address to give. First Lady Michelle Obama recently sent out an email to remind us of this fact; but at the tail of her email, Michelle revealed what some might say is her real priority.

Obama took the occasion to send an email to supporters to celebrate her marriage to Barack and warn that he has only a year to “make change.”

Michelle also went on to thank supporters for “being right there alongside him, doing the hard work of organizing.”

She went on to deliver all the talking points being peddled by the Obama administration before she ended with her thanks to supporters. But it was the hyper-linked image included in the message that some might say really tells what she wants with her email. It is yet another fundraising message.

For a president who won’t be running for office ever again, Michelle Obama is using the last speech to raise more money.

The State Of The Union speech, of course, is required by law and has been delivered in one form or another since our first president, George Washington.

Each year, the president of the United States is required to deliver an update on the country, usually called the “State Of The Union” address. While George Washington did deliver his addresses in person to a joint session of Congress, the practice was discontinued by Thomas Jefferson. It stayed as a written report delivered to Congress until Woodrow Wilson revived the live delivery of the address in 1913.

Unfortunately, more recent presidents have used the address to throw out a laundry list of big programs, and to float policy balloons–many of which never come to fruition, and often are never even introduced.

Here is the full text of Michelle’s email as revealed by Paul Bedard:

Twenty-six years ago, I fell in love with Barack because of his compassion and his desire to make life better for other people. It’s just who he is — and it’s who he tries to be every day as President.

He only has 12 months left as your President, and I know he’s anxious to make the most of every opportunity to make change. And P, you’d better believe that you being right there alongside him, doing the hard work of organizing, matters to him.

On January 12, Barack will give his last State of the Union address, and OFA is one of the groups making sure people are preparing to watch, and recommitting to the work ahead.

Add your name, and say you’ll tune in and get ready for the fights ahead.

OFA supporters are some of the best change makers out there. It’s because of your hard work, passion, and dedication that we’ve accomplished so much over this past year.

We’ve continued to create jobs and rebuild our economy. We’ve cut carbon pollution. We’ve given millions more Americans the security of health care. And we’ve witnessed historic victories for equality across the country.

Those are the kinds of victories Barack would love to celebrate with you. Say you’ll watch the State of the Union, and make sure you hear what’s next:

Thanks, Michelle Obama

Obama Is About To Enjoy A Christmas Vacation, Guess How Much It Will Cost Taxpayers…

I’ll be home for Christmas. You can plan on me. Please have snow and mistletoe. And presents on the tree.” The old song, written by Kim Gannon, Walter Kent, and Buck Ram, was made famous by Bing Crosby in 1943 amid the turmoil of WWII. The beloved Christmas favorite is surely a familiar favorite of the Obama family this time of year as the president and his family plan to return to the president’s home state for Christmas. Going home to Hawaii for Christmas has been an annual tradition for the Obama’s since before they moved into the White House.

It’s rumored that the Obama family will be staying in the old Magnum PI estate, recently purchased by The Obama Foundation chairperson Matt Nesbitt for a price of 8.7 million. Even if the they get to stay in the mansion, which is located on the East side of Oahu, for free, there’s still a massive cost for the Obama’s to travel home for the holidays.

While many Americans may be griping about the high cost of traveling during the Christmas holidays, their gripes are nothing in comparison to the costs the Obama’s will incur to be able to enjoy Christmas in Hawaii. Last year, the Obama Christmas in Hawaii trip cost the American taxpayer a reported 3.7 million in flight expenses alone. Housing and security costs were placed atop that figure.

This year should be no different and the annual tradition doesn’t come without criticism. Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch said, “The Obama’s travel is out of control. They are treating the Air Force One like an Uber ride. Our military deserves better. The Secret Service is stretched to the breaking point by President’s Obama’s abusive travel … And President Obama seems oblivious to the burden he is placing on Americans with his continuous vacations, getaways, and political junkets at taxpayer expense.”

Wow: How Much Michelle Obama Just Cost Taxpayers For 24 MINUTES Is Almost Beyond Belief

Western Journalism has been reporting on what some would call the extravagant spending of the Obamas. In two months alone this year, the Obamas spent over 4.4 million dollars on vacations and political fundraising. Judicial Watch has repeatedly stated the American taxpayer should be outraged.

Michelle Obama’s November five-day trip to Qatar and Jordan, some might say, cost Americans a pretty penny. Obama speaking at the “Let Girls Learn” conference in Doha, Qatar, cost the American taxpayer an estimated $750,000. The First Lady spoke for 24 minutes. She also visited Jordan while in the Middle East, but those costs have not been reported as of yet.

While in Jordan, Michelle Obama spoke at a U.S. constructed and funded school for refugees. In a tweet, she stated that the U.S. is building 25 new schools in Jordan; and 70 percent of those will be schools for girls.

The Washington Examiner reported that the on-ground costs for the First Lady’s trip to Qatar totaled $450,000. The costs include hotel rooms, suites, and a ballroom for both the FLOTUS and the Secret Service. The Examiner also reported that Judicial Watch usually requests, via the Freedom of Information Act, the costs for jet fuel and costs which add up to more than $300,000.

The event attended by Michelle Obama in Qatar was called the 2015 World Innovation Summit for Education; it took place on November 4th. Mrs. Obama was the guest of Sheikha bint Nasser Al Missned, who is the second of three wives to Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al Thani, a member of the ruling Al Thani family of Qatar.