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    Re: All Detroit Schoolkids To Get Free Meals

    Quote Originally Posted by PerfectStorm View Post
    Great! Maybe they'll start serving up an education as well.

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    Re: All Detroit Schoolkids To Get Free Meals

    Quote Originally Posted by MistressNomad View Post
    The article says that kids who don't receive free lunch pay cash, so you can tell by watching them if they're on free lunch or not. In a punch system they would be drawing from deposited money, so no cash would ever be traded.
    If Detroit is still dealing with their lunch program in a way that others have discarded 20 years ago it's not wonder they have so many problems.

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    Re: All Detroit Schoolkids To Get Free Meals

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    actually, when foreign countries call royalties taxes, yes, we are GIVING IT TO THEM.

    do you have a link for your stats, becasue i don't quite understand what program you say costs 8.7 billion to run? all food subsidies? or school subsidies? are you really saying that school subsidy programs, at the federal level, are 4% efficient? i'm having a hard time with that number.
    8.7 billion a year for free lunch program: National School Lunch Act - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Reimbursement to schools for free lunch program: http://www.fns.usda.gov/cnd/lunch/ab...PFactSheet.pdf

    Student population: Education in the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    My math was mistaken, because I did it based on every student receiving free lunch, not based on the number who currently receive free lunch. Based on those numbers, the percentage of money actually going to the students from the federal government is much, much worse.
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    Re: All Detroit Schoolkids To Get Free Meals

    After visiting Detroit enough times to know how hard people's lives can be there, I support this program.

    I believe in the virtues of fiscal conservativism, but it's not necessary to make every program the enemy right now. There are far, far greater expenditures at the Federal level than this right now that should concern us.

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    Re: All Detroit Schoolkids To Get Free Meals

    Quote Originally Posted by Temporal View Post
    After visiting Detroit enough times to know how hard people's lives can be there, I support this program.

    I believe in the virtues of fiscal conservativism, but it's not necessary to make every program the enemy right now. There are far, far greater expenditures at the Federal level than this right now that should concern us.
    Doesn't the arguement always go that "there is something more important to worry about"?

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    Re: All Detroit Schoolkids To Get Free Meals

    Quote Originally Posted by Temporal View Post
    After visiting Detroit enough times to know how hard people's lives can be there, I support this program.

    I believe in the virtues of fiscal conservativism, but it's not necessary to make every program the enemy right now. There are far, far greater expenditures at the Federal level than this right now that should concern us.
    What's the downside to going to a code system? All the kids who need free meals will still get them. No one will be able to tell who's on them. It will be cheaper in the long run than giving free meals to kids who don't need them.

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    Re: All Detroit Schoolkids To Get Free Meals

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    Detroit isn't paying this. You are.
    I don't mind paying. In fact, I'm happy to pay. For some of those kids, it's the only meal they'll have all day. If we really believe that our children are our future, then surely this is worth the investment.

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    Re: All Detroit Schoolkids To Get Free Meals

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    I don't mind paying. In fact, I'm happy to pay. For some of those kids, it's the only meal they'll have all day. If we really believe that our children are our future, then surely this is worth the investment.
    Why are the kids of well off parents not being fed? For that matter, why would this be the only meal for any kid?

    This isn't about complaining about paying for low income lunches. It's about expanding it to those who can afford to pay for them.

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    Re: All Detroit Schoolkids To Get Free Meals

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    Why are the kids of well off parents not being fed? For that matter, why would this be the only meal for any kid?

    This isn't about complaining about paying for low income lunches. It's about expanding it to those who can afford to pay for them.
    I was always grateful that I could afford to feed my kids on my own and also that I had control over their nutrition. Also, I would be ashamed if I owned a "something for nothing attitude."

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    Re: All Detroit Schoolkids To Get Free Meals

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    I was always grateful that I could afford to feed my kids on my own and also that I had control over their nutrition. Also, I would be ashamed if I owned a "something for nothing attitude."
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