Cafeteria workers in Pennsylvania’s Sharpsville School District have, after a long appeal, won the right to eat expired food for free. Details of a settlement released this week reveal that the school district has agreed to resume a long established practice, abandoned some months ago, under which cafeteria employees may eat–at their own risk–foods that are either expired or have been reheated in such a way that it is illegal to serve them to students. Workers must pay for any unexpired food they consume.
In a January interview, Republican presidential candidate and owner of three homes, Mitt Romney, told a CNN interviewer, “I’m not concerned about the very poor. There’s a safety net there.”Both Romney and the incumbent, Barack Obama–who two weeks ago mentioned that the “private sector is doing fine”–have been busy lately attending multiple $10,000-a-plate fundraising dinners. at which the only menu item past its safety date is democracy.