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    Re: Snow days mean less food for many students

    You know what gets me about this article is the attitude expressed that seems based on the assumption that the poor are utterly incompetent without the intervention of the government, and that one extra day out of school is an incredible hardship on the halfwits.

    This liberal mentality is incredibly patronizing to people.

    Was this a slow news day story? Is this the best MSNBC can come up with?

    Personally, I don't begrudge the school lunch program, but I do think the attitude expressed in this pathetic example of journalism is counterproductive.

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    Re: Snow days mean less food for many students

    The school lunch program, just like the food stamp program, is not really a welfare program, its a farm subsidy.
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    Re: Snow days mean less food for many students

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    You do know there are poor people in this country right? People who have to chose between $5 of gas to drive to work and $5 to buy something to eat for their kids?
    A pack of ramen is about 25 cents a pack or less and a box of mac and cheese is 35 cents or less and a pack of hotdogs is less than a dollar.They do not need the Kraft,Oscar Mayer, or any other name brand. Besides if they are getting food stamps they can't use food stamps to buy gas.
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    Re: Snow days mean less food for many students

    OK, so there are a lot of poor kids in the US. It sucks that they are missing out on a meal, but what sucks more is the government deciding that they should take money out of MY pocket to feed them. If I am charitable, and I am, then I donate money freely, of my own free will. If the government takes my money, for whatever cause they believe is right, then they are thieves, because what they are doing is stealing.
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    Re: Snow days mean less food for many students

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    OK, so there are a lot of poor kids in the US. It sucks that they are missing out on a meal, but what sucks more is the government deciding that they should take money out of MY pocket to feed them. If I am charitable, and I am, then I donate money freely, of my own free will. If the government takes my money, for whatever cause they believe is right, then they are thieves, because what they are doing is stealing.
    Honestly, I simply do not understand this argument. Especially if the end result is the same thing.

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    Re: Snow days mean less food for many students

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    Honestly, I simply do not understand this argument. Especially if the end result is the same thing.
    The first is done against one's will and without consent, the second is done freely using one's free will.

    The end result may be the same, but they are totally different.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Snow days mean less food for many students

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    You do know there are poor people in this country right? People who have to chose between $5 of gas to drive to work and $5 to buy something to eat for their kids?
    Just how many are there? And further more, how many of these people are in this position due to piss poor life choices? Or does that not matter, the possibility one child might be in a home situation that needs help DEMANDS WE ACT!!! (cue dramatic muzak)
    Climate, changes. It takes a particularly uneducated population to buy into the idea that it's their fault climate is changing and further political solutions can fix it.



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    Re: Snow days mean less food for many students

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    The first is done against one's will and without consent, the second is done freely using one's free will.

    The end result may be the same, but they are totally different.
    Interesting perspective. This might highlight one of the main differences between conservatives (and I mean the rare nonloony ones on this forum like Dan or Ockham) and liberals. As a liberal, I am more concerned that the ends are served, now necessarily how it is done (in this situation, different situations will create different approaches from different groups, of course.) But good, more charity means less need for welfare, as long as the charity goes to the right place and doesn't end up supporting something useless like a community symphony.
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    Re: Snow days mean less food for many students

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    The first is done against one's will and without consent, the second is done freely using one's free will.

    The end result may be the same, but they are totally different.
    This man gets it - Free will vs. coercion. There is a HUGE difference between the two.

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    Re: Snow days mean less food for many students

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    Interesting perspective. This might highlight one of the main differences between conservatives (and I mean the rare nonloony ones on this forum like Dan or Ockham) and liberals. As a liberal, I am more concerned that the ends are served, now necessarily how it is done (in this situation, different situations will create different approaches from different groups, of course.) But good, more charity means less need for welfare, as long as the charity goes to the right place and doesn't end up supporting something useless like a community symphony.
    But, if someone supports a community symphony, that is his choice. Other than that, good post.
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