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    Re: All Detroit Schoolkids To Get Free Meals

    Quote Originally Posted by MistressNomad View Post
    It might be worth a buck, if it's fake. So they sell that and get, what? A piece of gum?
    Let's not restrict our attention to one object which you are assuming is junk. If they have unnecessary items of reasonable value, or are still buying such items, don't expect my help.
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    Re: All Detroit Schoolkids To Get Free Meals

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    Not if the idea is to make even more people reliant upon the government.
    We all rely on the government, government isn't inherently bad, and feeding school children who can't pay for the food is a good thing for the government to do. Just like giving every kid a free education is a good thing to do.
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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.
    When the government subsidizes things, that only grows. Once you pay for the lunches for the kids of those who can certainly afford it themselves, then they expect it forever.

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    Re: All Detroit Schoolkids To Get Free Meals

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    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.
    I think living the lives that they do, the children hope for something better and different when they get older. They are already learning without having to be implicitly taught.

    I don't get why you have a "something for nothing" attitude about this. Investing in a child's future is more priceless than anything. Think beyond yourself and the NOW for just a moment.

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    Re: All Detroit Schoolkids To Get Free Meals

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    We all rely on the government, government isn't inherently bad, and feeding school children who can't pay for the food is a good thing for the government to do. Just like giving every kid a free education is a good thing to do.
    Not once did I say that providing free lunches was a bad idea. I said expanding it to those who can afford it is a bad idea. We should not be creating the idea that all kids eat free regardless of your income.

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    Re: All Detroit Schoolkids To Get Free Meals

    Quote Originally Posted by Temporal View Post
    I think living the lives that they do, the children hope for something better and different when they get older. They are already learning without having to be implicitly taught.
    Many see the check their mom got for every kid she popped out and those kids follow her example.

    I don't get why you have a "something for nothing" attitude about this. Investing in a child's future is more priceless than anything. Think beyond yourself and the NOW for just a moment.
    When you can afford it, why should we not expect their parents to be the one investing in their kid?

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    Re: All Detroit Schoolkids To Get Free Meals

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    Not once did I say that providing free lunches was a bad idea. I said expanding it to those who can afford it is a bad idea. We should not be creating the idea that all kids eat free regardless of your income.
    But your point is kind of moot since they are all receiving free education, relying on the government.
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    Re: All Detroit Schoolkids To Get Free Meals

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    When the government subsidizes things, that only grows. Once you pay for the lunches for the kids of those who can certainly afford it themselves, then they expect it forever.
    Thank you! Many have a false assumption of entitlement!
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    Re: All Detroit Schoolkids To Get Free Meals

    Quote Originally Posted by PerfectStorm View Post
    Good grief.


    Probably a sausage for breakfast & a energy bar for lunch.


    Free Meals for all Detroit Schoolchildren in Fall
    Probably a sausage for breakfast & a energy bar for lunch.
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    Re: All Detroit Schoolkids To Get Free Meals

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    But your point is kind of moot since they are all receiving free education, relying on the government.
    Only if their parents don't pay any taxes.

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