Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Only one day after her husband released a federal budget which more or less keeps everyone attached to the government teat, Michelle Obama has kicked off a new initiative to encourage breast feeding as a way to combat childhood obesity.
Studies show that children who are breast fed longer have less tendency to become obese, perhaps because boobs are so rarely accompanied by a large order of fries. But fewer and fewer women are nursing their children, and the problem is particularly pronounced in the black community, where up to 40% of infants receive no breast feeding at all.
To counteract this, the first lady is taking her "Yes We Suck" campaign to the streets...and she's getting plenty of assistance from her alleged husband. Mr. Obama has pushed through legislation to make breast pumps tax deductible (after taking many other common medical items off the list of things which can be purchased using people's Health Savings Account funds), made funding available to counsel mothers on the complicated process of nursing ("Step one - attach the baby"), insisted that companies fund a special area in each workplace (not a bathroom) where mothers can express milk, and is looking into the possibility of naming all three Kardashian sisters as Breastfeeding Czars.
Frankly, Hope n' Change is perfectly supportive of the well-documented health benefits associated with breast feeding...but we're far less supportive of the government using our tax dollars to stick their noses where they don't belong (if you know what we mean).
Frankly, that turns all taxpayers into boobs. And at this point, we're pretty much drained dry.