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    Re: In Baltimore schools, free meals for all

    Quote Originally Posted by TextDriversKill View Post
    Why can't the parents feed their own kids.? Oh yeah - they'd rather spend their money on drugs and lotto.
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    Re: In Baltimore schools, free meals for all

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    How about some of our kids are going hungry, and an aggregate school breakfast/lunch program can ensure at least some minimal level of nutrition to our children.
    Yeah they are all starving, so we have to feed them, they can't make a call so we give them a cell phone, they don't want to work, so we pay them, their is always a cause that someone doesn't have enough of something so big daddy has to fix that and make the deficiency go away. Whatever happened to taking responsibility for yourself and your children? That's right government knows better.
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    Re: In Baltimore schools, free meals for all

    Quote Originally Posted by Born Free View Post
    Yeah they are all starving, so we have to feed them, they can't make a call so we give them a cell phone, they don't want to work, so we pay them, their is always a cause that someone doesn't have enough of something so big daddy has to fix that and make the deficiency go away. Whatever happened to taking responsibility for yourself and your children? That's right government knows better.
    You still can. You don't have to accept any of those programs. You don't have to let your kids eat the school provided lunch. No one is forcing you. But some kids go hungry, and it is better to feed them than to let them go hungry.

    Sure, government programs can be overbearing and intrusive and we don't need them all. But this is just feeding kids at school. It's hard to believe that people would rather kids go hungry than to have schools provide meals to all their students.
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    Re: In Baltimore schools, free meals for all

    Ever state and municipality should be milking every program they can. The only way to take power away from the federal government is to crash it's currency. And the only way THAT will happen is to increase spending to the point that the rest of the world no longer wants anything to do with the watered down dollar. It is happening anyway, but we all need to do our part to accelerate it.

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    Re: In Baltimore schools, free meals for all

    Quote Originally Posted by iliveonramen View Post
    That's what I mean by cynicism. So it's impossible that people just want to ensure children get what they need to eat...it can only be because they want to buy votes and take over the parents job?

    The idea that the Democratic party "buys" votes just doesn't make sense either...poor people don't vote and the states that have some of the highest percentages of poverty are deep red states.

    If they want to buy votes going the Republican route is more efficient....evangelicals and wealthier people that don't want to pay taxes make up a disproportionately large amount of voters compared to their percentage of the population.
    iliveonramen, it's one thing to provide a meal. It's completely different when it becomes a 7 day a week year round program. That's called eliminating responsibility, and it is destroying families. Perhaps there are people who applaud the state for taking control of children, but I'm not going to be joining any of them.
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    Re: In Baltimore schools, free meals for all

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Actually it was a direct quote, so I didn't fabricate anything. Perchance it is time to learn the definition of "fabricate", yes? You're the one running around claiming the government is going to eliminate parents by feeding our children at school. Here's your direct quote.



    Notice I only used the words you had used, no fabrication was necessary. You claimed elimination of parents. Sorry that you overstated things in your zeal to decry programs that feed our kids. But that's why you should be careful with how you state things.
    Did I ever use the following words:

    "going out and rounding up parents to remove them from the home. "

    No.

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    Re: In Baltimore schools, free meals for all

    Quote Originally Posted by ocean515 View Post
    Did I ever use the following words:

    "going out and rounding up parents to remove them from the home. "

    No.

    Next?
    You said eliminate. Hard to eliminate parents if they're still at home, yes?

    Perchance you should just not overstate silly things.
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    Re: In Baltimore schools, free meals for all

    Quote Originally Posted by Glen Contrarian View Post
    I like the German model - if you're good enough, almost-free college...and if your grades aren't stellar, almost-free tech school...and then if one still wants to pay for more college, go for it.
    And Germany has it all:

    High wages
    High standard of living
    High quality of Life
    High union protection of trade workers
    Good national universal healthcare
    Good (nearly free) education at ALL levels
    A minimum wage 1.5X ours.
    A strong stable economy
    3.5X 'exports as percentage of GDP' as ours
    A strong manufacturing base similar to what we once had - and growing!

    N.B. All the things that we've been told can't successfully co-exist.
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    Re: In Baltimore schools, free meals for all

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    You still can. You don't have to accept any of those programs. You don't have to let your kids eat the school provided lunch. No one is forcing you. But some kids go hungry, and it is better to feed them than to let them go hungry.

    Sure, government programs can be overbearing and intrusive and we don't need them all. But this is just feeding kids at school. It's hard to believe that people would rather kids go hungry than to have schools provide meals to all their students.
    It is hard to believe a parent would let their kid go hungry. If they do call social services. It's not the governments job to arbitrarily provide breakfast for free at the tax payer expense.
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    Re: In Baltimore schools, free meals for all

    Quote Originally Posted by Chomsky View Post
    I have no idea how you went from a school lunch program, to this:
    I'm sure you can't. I'm not sure how schools went from a subsidized lunch programs to providing breakfast, lunch, and dinner, 7 days a week, year round.

    Here is an early press release from LA Unified School District

    http://notebook.lausd.net/pls/ptl/do...011%202011.PDF

    LAUSD’s Food Services Division provides year round meals for students and has the largest breakfast program in the country. It currently serves more than123 million meals each year. The LAUSD menu meets and exceeds the USDA guidelines and the Institute of Medicine’s nutrient recommendations.
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