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    Re: Republicans block child nutrition bill

    LOL, nothing like unbiased media, eh?

    "thousands more hungry children"? Why the need for that adjective? Who asked them if they were hungry or not?

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    Re: Republicans block child nutrition bill

    Quote Originally Posted by BDBoop View Post
    Good point. What specifically do you find 'bad' about it.
    the "free lunch" program in public schools is already bloated, this would just add to it. the system needs to be overhauled, not just more fuel thrown on the fire.
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    Re: Republicans block child nutrition bill

    Quote Originally Posted by BDBoop View Post
    Good point. What specifically do you find 'bad' about it.
    We need to cut spending, not increase it. Parents should take care of their children. School lunches cost damn near nothing as it is, we don't need to spend money that we don't have to solve a problem that doesn't exist.
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    Re: Republicans block child nutrition bill

    Quote Originally Posted by BDBoop View Post
    Context helps. Norly.
    Yeah. Context DOES help.

    House Democrats said the GOP amendment, which would have required background checks for child care workers, was an effort to kill the bill
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    Re: Republicans block child nutrition bill

    Anyone got the name and or house number of this bill? I'd sure like to look at it....In any case I suspect that Yahoo, or the AP in this case isn't being 100% truthful about the motives of the Repubs concerning this bill. I mean 4.5 billion? Seems like a pretty large bill, I'd like to find out what Yahoo/AP isn't reporting here in order to demonize repubs not going along.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Whovian View Post
    I think we get into the slippery slope of 'is it directly related' here.

    While I think the vote should go through, I also think this is an important and related issue, so I have no problem with the amendment being added by the GOP. If the Dems don't want to vote based only on this additional amendment, it would tell me they are not overly interested in the safety of children... which we all know is not the case on either side.

    Pushing off the vote is simply a tactic by the Dems to make the GOP look bad... but I believe it will backfire.
    I have no specific objection to the admendment, but still see it as a separate issue and would like more information as to why add it to this bill.

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    Re: Republicans block child nutrition bill

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Anyone got the name and or house number of this bill? I'd sure like to look at it....In any case I suspect that Yahoo, or the AP in this case isn't being 100% truthful about the motives of the Repubs concerning this bill. I mean 4.5 billion? Seems like a pretty large bill, I'd like to find out what Yahoo/AP isn't reporting here in order to demonize repubs not going along.


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    Was the AP demonizing? Or was it the democrats? I don't see the writer of the story doing any demonizing.

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    Re: Republicans block child nutrition bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    I have no specific objection to the admendment, but still see it as a separate issue and would like more information as to why add it to this bill.

    I suspect they added it to burn up some time.

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    Re: Republicans block child nutrition bill

    I call Bull****. There HAS to be more in this legislation than what is being presented in the story. 4.5 BILLION to feed an additional 115,000 students during lunch time? And the 'schools' are now responsible to provide '20 million additional after-school meals"? And seriously...they objected to background checks for child care providers? Like...that isnt the standard already in all 50 states?

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    Re: Republicans block child nutrition bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Was the AP demonizing? Or was it the democrats? I don't see the writer of the story doing any demonizing.

    Oh most definitely he was in the body of the story. Ah well, just more bias through omission. We should be used to that from the American press by now.



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