Government cheese

@4cuteboys (4102)
United States
April 12, 2007 7:43pm CST
Someone explain to me what exactly that phrase means. I have heard it over and over again, and find it funny even though I dont really know what people are talking about when they say it! So what is government cheese?
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@lyndee22 (1211)
• Philippines
13 Apr 07
What I know is it's the government fund. This is just my wild guess of the word.
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@lilaclady (28235)
• Australia
13 Apr 07
I have never heard this saying before but now I am interested in knowing what it could possibly mean ...I will be watching.
@xfahctor (14126)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
13 Apr 07
It refers to those large blocks of government surplus cheese from the department of agriculture. They are distributed through food assistance programs, food pantries, etc. It makes an AWSOME homemade, baked macaroni and cheese.
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@judyt00 (3503)
• Canada
13 Apr 07
Years ago, the US and Canadian governments paid farmers and dairies to produce more cheese and butter than could be consumed, tons more. This overstock was stored "for emergency use" in huge warehouses where, sadly while children in the horn of Africa and India and Bangaladesh starved, it was let sit and rot. That is what its all about.
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