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Twinkie Defense

Written By: Mike Antonucci - Feb• 17•09

The Oregon Education Association finally found an argument for limited government it can support.

Teachers testified before the state House Education Committee “seeking changes to a 2007 law restricting the sale of soda, fruit juices and high-calorie snack foods in schools. It turns out that the law, intended to combat an obesity epidemic among Oregon’s children, had the unintended consequence of pulling the plug on vending machines inside teacher lounges.”

Laurie Wimmer Whelan, lobbyist for the Oregon Education Association, said “whether a teacher wants to buy a bag of peanuts or a cookie shouldn’t be a legislative issue.”

Welcome to the Nanny State you helped create, OEA.

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  1. Darren says:

    This was too good. I lifted it, giving you full credit and a link.