The director of the OMB, Mike Mulvaney, legitimately said this out loud and in public:
Mulvaney: No evidence that after-school programs to help kids get fed improves performance. pic.twitter.com/ShsSeatmMs
— Axios (@axios) March 16, 2017
I wasn’t sure at first and thought I was hearing things while watching, but sure enough, he said it:
I think Mulvaney just made the argument that there is no evidence that kids who are fed do better in school.
— Sad Trombone Sound (@Johngcole) March 16, 2017
WHo thinks like this? And then who says this. Out loud. In public. As part of an actual planned argument?
Not to mention, how would you like to pitch that fucking study to your IRB? “Yeah, um, we’d like to do a study with schoolkids, and test whether a control group of students who are adequately fed has higher achievement than students below the poverty line who are malnourished. KTHXBAI.”
Jesus fucking christ.