Massachusetts Bans School Bake Sales
Just when you thought the lefty haven of Massachusetts couldn’t get any more wacky, they come up with something like this:
Bake sales, the calorie-laden standby cash-strapped classrooms, PTAs and booster clubs rely on, will be outlawed from public schools as of Aug. 1 as part of new no-nonsense nutrition standards, forcing fundraisers back to the blackboard to cook up alternative ways to raise money for kids.
Right, we can’t possibly have kiddies — or their parents, for that matter — munching down on cookies and cupcakes to raise money. They need to be having salad sales (with no unhealthy dressing, of course), or $10,000 a silver plate pizza fundraisers!
And they’re trying to expand the ban beyond the school day:
At a minimum, the nosh clampdown targets so-called “competitive” foods — those sold or served during the school day in hallways, cafeterias, stores and vending machines outside the regular lunch program, including bake sales, holiday parties and treats dished out to reward academic achievement. But state officials are pushing schools to expand the ban 24/7 to include evening, weekend and community events such as banquets, door-to-door candy sales and football games.
That’s right, the candy bars you see at the office being sold by some parent to raise money for their kid’s school club may soon become a thing of the past in the People’s Republic of Massachusetts, by order of Big Brother Government.
And people wonder why the Tea Parties took off so fast and are still going strong… it’s over-the-top government interference in people’s lives like this that drives it.