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Originally posted by beaverg
reply to post by Iamonlyhuman
I have a question the school lunches part. Most schools are closed right now and all the ones I'm familiar with order their food through companies like sysco foods. So why is this going to schools, and what schools?
Of course that was a maybe two years ago and since then every school in the county arranged to eat the same food from the same place on the same day, so maybe that's changed since then.
Originally posted by lazy1981
reply to post by projectvxn
Who says that "he" was the one that set up this contract???? Or even gave it the go ahead for that matter....
That's why government spending is so out of control. There's no "real" oversight. The beurocrats can pretty much spend what they want once the funds are released to the Federal Government and all the seagulls (Senators, Congressmen, Gov., and Mayors) come squakin for their peice of the pie no matter how absurd their pet project may be.
So it could have been any number of legislative members or commitees that set up and approved this contract.
[edit on 20-7-2009 by lazy1981]
Originally posted by damwel
Thanks I got a good hard laugh at this thread. You do realize that it is lots and lots of "2lb hams" not just 2lbs of ham. Right? People are talking like they paid that for 2 pounds of ham, it's 2 pound hams they are buying, lots and lots of them. Since when does the government just buy 2 lbs of ham at a time?
whoops, just saw the pdf, sorry for reiterating
[edit on 20-7-2009 by damwel]
Originally posted by Iamonlyhuman
What it's for:
AMS purchases a variety of food products in support of the National School Lunch program and other Federal Feeding programs. These purchases also help to stabilize prices in agricultural commodity markets by balancing supply and demand. Fresh and processed food customarily purchased under these programs include fruits and vegetable, beef and pork, poultry and egg products, and fish.
School lunches and feeding programs....
[edit on 20/7/2009 by Iamonlyhuman]
Update: The USDA clarifies the misleading data on recovery.gov. "760,000 pounds of ham for $1.191m, at a cost of approximately $1.50 per pound. " Apparently deli meats qualify as a shovel-ready. Drudge notes that sliced ham is available much cheaper at Food Lion.
Originally posted by ReelView
More misdirection of funds. Like the movie Independence day says "You don't really think they pay $$$ for a hammer do you?"
Imagine what the Gov is paying now for malt liquor and chicken wings! :->