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    Re: All Detroit Schoolkids To Get Free Meals

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    Because it takes an investment of money and Detroit isn't exactly swimming in it
    Then why can't the feds do that instead of paying for everyone's meal? Seriously, this is the wrong way to solve this problem.
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    Re: All Detroit Schoolkids To Get Free Meals

    Quote Originally Posted by MistressNomad View Post
    But Detroit isn't paying for this. It's a federal initiative.
    The fed initiative doesn't pay for that. It pays for this school lunch program It's part of our govts corporate welfare program for food producers (ie corn, wheat, chicken, beef, etc).
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    Re: All Detroit Schoolkids To Get Free Meals

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    The fed initiative doesn't pay for that. It pays for this school lunch program It's part of our govts corporate welfare program for food producers (ie corn, wheat, chicken, beef, etc).
    So your rationale is the feds can't pay for it because they say they can't, when they easily could, and it would save us money?
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    Re: All Detroit Schoolkids To Get Free Meals

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    The fed initiative doesn't pay for that. It pays for this school lunch program It's part of our govts corporate welfare program for food producers (ie corn, wheat, chicken, beef, etc).
    So why couldn't it pay to install these systems? They're not complicated or hard to maintain. The long-run cost would be a lot less.

    If they can pay for this, why can't they pay for code systems? It's only a pilot program. It would cost almost nothing, relative to what the government spends.

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    Re: All Detroit Schoolkids To Get Free Meals

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    i was embarrassed.
    What is there to be embarrassed about? You got free food, some kids didn't and some kids brought lunch from home. I guess that when I was a kid the kids were not thin skinned over such trivial issues.
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    Re: All Detroit Schoolkids To Get Free Meals

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    what about people who have kids when they can take of them and then lose their jobs? jeez. or let's say all those kids in detroit have freeloading, able to find work parents who refuse to find or keep employment. don't those kids still need to eat?
    It's as if they're too stupid to figure out that people can lose their job after they have kids.
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    Re: All Detroit Schoolkids To Get Free Meals

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    So your rationale is the feds can't pay for it because they say they can't, when they easily could, and it would save us money?
    They could, but they won't as long as we have rightwingers and teabaggers supporting these corporate welfare programs.

    Come just the thread linked below and watch as the rightwingers refuse to identify even one corporate welfare program they would support ending
    http://www.debatepolitics.com/breaki...ent-spend.html
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    Re: All Detroit Schoolkids To Get Free Meals

    Quote Originally Posted by MistressNomad View Post
    So why couldn't it pay to install these systems? They're not complicated or hard to maintain. The long-run cost would be a lot less.

    If they can pay for this, why can't they pay for code systems? It's only a pilot program. It would cost almost nothing, relative to what the government spends.
    Because doing so would reduce welfare payments to their (the politicians) corporate masters.
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    Re: All Detroit Schoolkids To Get Free Meals

    In order to request welfare, I believe one should have to consent to financial monitoring and/or financial restrictions. Who will disagree with me when I argue that needs come before wants? Presuming most agree, providing needs for others while they are purchasing wants implies we have helped them more than necessary.
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    Re: All Detroit Schoolkids To Get Free Meals

    Quote Originally Posted by Mathematician View Post
    In order to request welfare, I believe one should have to consent to financial monitoring and/or financial restrictions. Who will disagree with me when I argue that needs come before wants? Presuming most agree, providing needs for others while they are purchasing wants implies we have helped them more than necessary.
    In order to request welfare, one DOES have to consent to financial monitoring and/or financial restrictions.
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    the vast majority of folks that need healthcare are on Medicare.. both rich and poor..

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