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    Re: All Detroit Schoolkids To Get Free Meals

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    Exactly. There is no stigma. Kids have no idea who gets a bill sent home and who doesn't. Seem to me to be nothing but an attempt to get more and more people reliant upon the government.
    Yes, because as we all know, kids who aren't on welfare now, will go on welfare once they hit 20+ just to get free lunches. All because they got free lunches in 3rd grade.
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    Re: All Detroit Schoolkids To Get Free Meals

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    In order to request welfare, one DOES have to consent to financial monitoring and/or financial restrictions.
    ...of insufficient strictness. Under the rule of thumb I stated for how much to help, numbers will show that most do not NEED the support they are receiving. I reiterate, seeing gold jewelry on someone convinces me they don't need my help yet.
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    Re: All Detroit Schoolkids To Get Free Meals

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    ...of insufficient strictness. Under the rule of thumb I stated for how much to help, numbers will show that most do not NEED the support they are receiving. I reiterate, seeing gold jewelry on someone convinces me they don't need my help yet.
    I agree. Big Factory Farms do not need govt welfare
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    Re: All Detroit Schoolkids To Get Free Meals

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Yes, because as we all know, kids who aren't on welfare now, will go on welfare once they hit 20+ just to get free lunches. All because they got free lunches in 3rd grade.
    And that free education crap, can't have them thinking our society actually care's about them. When they graduate, send them all a bill, if they can't pay it, off to work in the mines!!!
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    Re: All Detroit Schoolkids To Get Free Meals

    Quote Originally Posted by Mathematician View Post
    ...of insufficient strictness. Under the rule of thumb I stated for how much to help, numbers will show that most do not NEED the support they are receiving. I reiterate, seeing gold jewelry on someone convinces me they don't need my help yet.
    You can not tell when or if they bought it that gold jewelry. It could be a gift, family heirloom it could be fake or they may have bought it long ago.
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    Re: All Detroit Schoolkids To Get Free Meals

    Detroit has taken enough hits already. spending money on food for the kids seems entirely appropriate.

    if one wants that not to be necessary, then bring manufacturing back. it means you might have to pay a bit more for goods and services, but then, it's either that, or paying for entitlements.

    cheap stuff turns out to be a lot more expensive than the retail price would indicate.

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    Re: All Detroit Schoolkids To Get Free Meals

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    You can not tell when or if they bought it that gold jewelry. It could be a gift, family heirloom it could be fake or they may have bought it long ago.
    Regardless of when/where they got it, it is something of value, not a necessity, and thus they can sell it before I buy them food.
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    Re: All Detroit Schoolkids To Get Free Meals

    Quote Originally Posted by Mathematician View Post
    Regardless of when/where they got it, it is something of value, not a necessity, and thus they can sell it before I buy them food.
    It might be worth a buck, if it's fake. So they sell that and get, what? A piece of gum?

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    Re: All Detroit Schoolkids To Get Free Meals

    Quote Originally Posted by Mathematician View Post
    I don't think someone who is honestly struggling enough that my tax dollars are needed to feed their child should be walking around with a gold chain around their neck.
    Yes, but it's not the kids fault who their parents are. I do believe that someone should be installing in these kids the idea that they do not want to grow up like their parents though.

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    Re: All Detroit Schoolkids To Get Free Meals

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    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.
    Not if the idea is to make even more people reliant upon the government.

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