Michelle Obama’s Food Desert Myth

By:  Selwyn Duke
05/31/2012
       
Michelle Obama’s Food Desert Myth

Michelle Obama claims that poor people can't eat a healthful diet because their neighborhoods are "underserved" by free enterprise. But this is a myth — and one she wants to fight with your tax money.

Michelle Obama claims that poor people can't eat a healthful diet because their neighborhoods are "underserved" by free enterprise. But this is a myth — and one she wants to fight with your tax money.

 

It may be a peculiar manifestation of American exceptionalism, but the United States has the distinction of being a nation that actually has fat poor people. This doesn’t sit well with those who want to grow government faster than waistlines, and thus do we have Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign, designed to fight obesity by eliminating “food deserts.”

No, that isn’t supposed to be “desserts’; although the health Nazis aim to eliminate those, too. (That is, except for themselves. Michelle can clear a table like a hurdler it’s said; as for the commoners, however, it’s “Let them eat whole grain bread!”) It is “food desert,” which, we hear, is a poor area “underserved” by food suppliers, creating a situation wherein its denizens are relegated to a hell of fatty fast food offerings. And, you guessed it, Michelle wants to use our tax money to remedy this problem.

Only, it appears it’s a cure in search of a disease.

Even the Boston Globe now admits this in an editorial. The paper writes, according to American Thinker:

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Selwyn Duke (photo)

 

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