Guns vs. Butter
Tom Laskawy is not happy. "Most advocates of school lunch reform, including the White House, agree that the program needs at least $1 billion dollars in additional money to make school meals healthier and more accessible," he writes. That's not a ton of money, but then, few see school lunches as a particularly high priority. Few think this has much chance of happening amid record deficits and seas of debt. And then you read things like this:
The Senate voted Wednesday to spend $2.5 billion on 10 military cargo jets that the Obama administration does not want.
The 64-34 vote came on an amendment to the defense appropriations bill. The House has already approved a defense appropriations bill that includes money for the C-17s.
The difference between guns and butter is that Congress is willing to admit that butter costs money.
October 1, 2009; 4:22 PM ET
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