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VIDEO: The Origin Of Government Cheese


Added 06-11-19 03:06:01pm EST - “The government manages a lot of things: air and water quality, roads and bridges, and, once upon a time, a whole lot of cheese.” - Npr.org

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Npr.org: “VIDEO: The Origin Of Government Cheese”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

In 1976, Jimmy Carter made a single campaign promise that snowballed into a longstanding cultural phenomenon: government cheese. It shows up in comedy sketches, songs and even a cooking show with Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg.So what is government cheese, and how did the U.S. government end up buying two pounds of cheese for every American? Listen to the original Planet Money podcast episode here. Subscribe to our video series here — and, while you're at it, subscribe to our podcast.

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