Right Hooks

School Lunch Price Tag

No such thing as a free lunch.

Jan. 16, 2014

Michelle Obama’s signature school lunch program, which reduces portions and mandates certain items on the lunch tray, also provides subsidies for 31 million students. As always, these nanny-state efforts place a significant cost on taxpayers. In 2014, the estimated price tag will be $16.4 billion, while 2013 totaled $15.9 billion. Remember, there’s no such thing as a free lunch.

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