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    Re: In Baltimore schools, free meals for all

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    You make a good point. Anyway, of the things that the government spends my hard earned tax dollars on, this is certainly not the one that I'm going to be bitching about. Funny how the right NEVER complains about how much money we send the Pentagon, no problem sending Israel whatever they ask for. But feed the children right here in America, OH HELL NO, WE CANT HAVE THAT!! Just listen to them here.
    I just hate unfair overgeneralizations. I am a conservative, and I support feeding kids at school. For some kids, those meals are the only ones they'll have. The issue is the funding of school breakfast and lunch programs. As I said in an earlier post, communities and states need to make this a first priority.

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    Re: In Baltimore schools, free meals for all

    Quote Originally Posted by Hard Truth View Post
    Largely made possible because of their minimal spending on defense. We can have all that if we are ever willing to stop being the world police. (And our racism and class ism ever diminishes enough)
    That's a good point.

    I just had this discussion in real life, earlier today, and the same conclusion was reached. (re: Germany & our defense budget).

    We also touched on Germany's more stringent immigration policies helping, as well.

    But the separate issue that blows me away is: America's manufacturing is ~10% of GDP, while Germany's is ~43%! Ours is still falling, there's is growing! Growing well!

    What the hey are they doing, that we're not???
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    Re: In Baltimore schools, free meals for all

    Tax payer money going to good use certainly has *some* conservatives and libertarians all riled up, I see.
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    Re: In Baltimore schools, free meals for all

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    As it relates to this topic, I see nothing wrong in public schools offering lunch and breakfast for "free" (we'd pay for it, so it's not actually free, but not mandating additional costs for food). I would say, though, that since it is the government supplying the food (which is not required to be consumed), that they would have to provide healthy meals.
    Though, unless food quality has changed in the time since I've been out of school (8ish years?), the kids might be better off going hungry .

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    Re: In Baltimore schools, free meals for all

    They keep on trying to solve issues of National importance with local half-measures.
    Ok, free meals for children sounds good for a candidate's promises, and it would definitely help to win votes.
    Ok, it can be called an improvement of Baltimores' poor economy, but how it will help blacks to get rid of their way of thinking?

    It seems officials don't understand that ANY bonus won with riots is unconstitutional.

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    Re: In Baltimore schools, free meals for all

    Quote Originally Posted by americanwoman View Post
    I don't know why they can't and frankly I don't really care as I'm not going to punish kids for it.
    We shouldn't punish the kids, but the state should start punishing parents, child neglect is illegal
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    Re: In Baltimore schools, free meals for all

    Quote Originally Posted by ocean515 View Post
    At one time people would think before having children.
    The size of the American family has been getting smaller for well over 150 years with a few booms here and there but overall a decline. Our birthrates have been dropping in spite of the fact that we have more women who are at a prime age for giving birth. That means in terms of kids, we're having far fewer kids than our great grandparents, grandparents and parents did. If anything, there are fewer people having kids today than any one time since records of these records have been kept. That all indicates that people today think a lot more about having kids than any generation that came before us.
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    Re: In Baltimore schools, free meals for all

    Quote Originally Posted by Winston Parker View Post
    They keep on trying to solve issues of National importance with local half-measures.
    Ok, free meals for children sounds good for a candidate's promises, and it would definitely help to win votes.
    Ok, it can be called an improvement of Baltimores' poor economy, but how it will help blacks to get rid of their way of thinking?

    It seems officials don't understand that ANY bonus won with riots is unconstitutional.
    The riots had nothing to do with this. Let's be serious here.
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    Re: In Baltimore schools, free meals for all

    Quote Originally Posted by ocean515 View Post
    Mankind should never let the government take control of, and responsibility for, children. That is a recipe for absolute disaster. All these Progressive State moves are designed to move the responsibilities for raising children farther and farther from the people who should be the only ones raising them. Rewarding ignorance and lack of responsibility if a debilitating and destructive action plan.

    As more an more people become dependent on the Progressive State, when will the State start making family decisions for them? If you think family planning won't become a Government Agency under the Progressive State, you haven't paid attention to any history. It is a natural progression from where this all started. It all started with Milk. And now it's year round meals. When will the Progressive State start warehousing children so they can dole them out to areas of need the State deems important?
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    Re: In Baltimore schools, free meals for all

    Quote Originally Posted by coyotedelmar View Post
    Though, unless food quality has changed in the time since I've been out of school (8ish years?), the kids might be better off going hungry .
    Hahah, yeah, that's why I would say that if government is going to provide it, it's got to be healthy. I would much rather we spend our tax dollars making ourselves better and looking out for our own than give a-ways to other countries, fighting Forever War, and corporate subsidies.
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