Capito to Kids: “Let Them Eat Rice Cakes!”

Updated 3 years ago From Press Release

Hardy Co., WV - Fmr. Del. John Buckley, Libertarian for U.S. Senate chastised Congresswoman Shelley Moore Capito, his Republican opponent, for voting in 2010 for a federal “bake sale ban” that is set to hit public schools this fall.

“Ms. Capito ought to know better, but since she’s such a stalwart supporter of big, intrusive, and ridiculous government, it’s not surprising she has her finger-prints all smeared with this cake ban,” said Buckley.

Capito was one of just 17 House Republicans to vote for the so-called “Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010,” S. 3307, pushed by First Lady Michelle Obama, that mandates strict nutritional requirements set by the federal government in Washington, D.C.  

“Unfortunately for schools that traditionally rely on bake sales to raise funds for student clubs,  sports uniforms, and other programs to enhance the kids’ education,” Buckley observed, “the new regulations implementing the bill are substituting carrots and sticks, fruit cups, and rice cakes in place of cake.”
“Out with Girl Scout cookies, in with absurd federal regulations,” due to the bill and regulations, according to Buckley.
“It’s such a shame that Representative Capito lacks any coherent philosophy of government,” said Buckley.
“The point is not whether cupcakes are worse than apples, it’s whether such decisions ought to be made by states, principals, and parents or by the centralized dictates of Big Nanny government.”
“Really, Congresswoman Capito, you should have known better. Your vote takes the cake.”
“Caught between the Big Government politics of Democrat Natalie Tennant and the Big Government politics of Shelley Moore Capito, fortunately voters now have a genuine choice,” Buckley boasts. “I’m John Buckley and I’m in the Libertarian sweet spot.”

About John Buckley

John Buckley was elected as a Republican to the Virginia House of Delegates in 1979. He also served as a member of the Electoral College in support of Ronald Reagan in 1980. He is retired from a career at the United States Court of Federal Claims, during which he served variously as the chief administrator of the Court as well as Chief of Staff and career law clerk to the Chief Judge.

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