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Let Them Eat Steak

Looks like our First Lady has had her Marie Antoinette moment:

Visiting an organic farm in Hawaii on Saturday, First Lady Michelle Obama said that “arugula and steak” was her “favorite” meal and expressed her view that American children need to “get their palates adjusted” so they will begin eating properly.

Having been hoped and changed out of a job, it’s been a while since I had a nice steak. And have you seen the price of arugula at Whole Foods lately? Most people can’t eat as well as Michelle Obama because they simply can’t afford it. But I’ll be honest, what problem would you rather have? Our poor people starving because they can’t afford to buy food? Or our poor people getting fat because they eat too much inexpensive, processed food? This country tends to have a problem more with the latter, and I think that’s a good thing.

For Michelle, the problem really seems to be that the poor can’t afford to shop at Whole Foods, because those poor neighborhoods, after all, aren’t even likely to have a Whole Foods. What a tragedy. Are there really neighborhoods in America that don’t have a single place to buy fresh food? Even Wal-Mart has fresh food, though I know some cities have made a concerted effort to keep Wal-Mart out. It’s an evil corporation, after all.

12 Responses to “Let Them Eat Steak”

  1. Tango says:

    There’s a third option. While arugula and steak may not be affordable to everybody, the same groups of people that eat cheap processed foods can afford the cheaper vegetables like carrots, lettuce, radishes, cabbage, broccoli, celery, et al.

    Processed foods are cheap and fast while parents are increasingly lazier.

    My kid eats what we eat. Rarely is it something fried. Chicken is usually baked (no oil to buy or frier to purchase). Meat is either smoked (not everyone has that option), but an oven will still cook every meat you’ve got and with the proper sealant like brown sugar, is both incredibly tasty and moist. Biscuits are as easy as cooking flour and water if you’re in a pinch.

    Too many people want the easy way out. It takes me 30 minutes in front of the stove to have a decent meal in front of my family if I’m not smoking the meat. It takes the lazy person 5-10 minutes and their kid has some kind of fried, then frozen, then reheated, pre-packaged meal. These poor (not monetarily) kids don’t even know what GOOD food tastes like! They’ll never eat a steamed vegetable until their out of that roof and grown and by then, their eating habits are already shot to s**t.

  2. Frank Borek says:

    What I want to know is what the hell is arugula?

  3. David says:

    This broad is just out of touch.

  4. Arugula is actually pretty cheap. I don’t know how it became some symbol of elitism. Since when is it elitist to eat Italian food?

  5. A Critic says:

    But I’ll be honest, what problem would you rather have? Our poor people starving because they can’t afford to buy food? Or our poor people getting fat because they eat too much inexpensive, processed food? This country tends to have a problem more with the latter, and I think that’s a good thing.

    It works in the short term, but since the inexpensive processed food depletes the quality and quantity of top soil it will not work in the long term. You can create a very large very fat population but what happens when the famine hits? Zombie apocalypse of course.

  6. TS says:

    Wait a second, Tango. You’re telling me your kids don’t get to eat fried foods? That’s child abuse!

    • Tango says:

      haha, no I don’t mean that! He just doesn’t eat MUCH of it. Once every other week I feel exceptionally lazy and he gets a cop-out meal like Mac & Cheese or some chicken fingers I keep in the freezer. Otherwise, whatever we’re cooking, he eats!

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