A reader writes:

You asked:

"Since when did the federal Congress have the right to micro-manage what school-kids get from snack machines?"

Answer: Since childhood obesity has led to such an explosion in life-long healthcare costs which have become an enormous (no pun intended) strain on the U.S. health system, economy, and, yes, the tax-payers.   As long as the American people have to pay the bills for children who aren't provided any healthy eating options, they have a right to try to lessen the burden.

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