Would It Spoil Some Vast Eternal Plan?
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Here’s an excerpt from the piece I wtote today for Huffington Post about rising above politics to end childhood hunger @http://www.huffingtonpost.com/billy-shore/wuold-it-spoil-some-vast_b_667869.html
If Congress doesn’t act, the food and nutrition programs will likely be extended under a continuing resolution, but we will have missed a chance to enact carefully crafted reforms that improve both the quality and nutritional value of school meals, and that improve access to programs for the large number of children who are eligible but not enrolled in programs that work.
The First Lady has spoken out on this, with an op-ed in today’s Washington Post, but President Obama should also weigh in. The President did an enormous amount of good when he declared the goal of ending childhood hunger by 2015. But good is not good enough for kids in America who continue to go hungry. A word from him to the Speaker and Majority Leader would ensure that years of hard work on the Child Nutrition Reauthorization do not go to waste.
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