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    Re: Republicans block child nutrition bill

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    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.
    Thats the bitch of it...its not just a 'free lunch' program. the school will now be tasked to provide breakfast, lunch and now an after school meal to 20 million kids.

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    Re: Republicans block child nutrition bill

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    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?
    If it is already the standard, why add it? We can yell back and forth, blaming the other side, but I think this is a simple question: Why add it to this bill?

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    Re: Republicans block child nutrition bill

    most of the people who will qualify for free school lunch program already qualify for food stamps. why are we giving people free money to buy the same meal twice?
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    Re: Republicans block child nutrition bill

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    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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    I see a fairly straightforward story. Nowhere does the writer claim that is what republicans are doing. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md does. Should the writer not include his quote? Maybe only include the republican quote:

    "It's not about making our children healthy and active," said Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., the top Republican on the House Education and Labor Committee. "We all want to see our children healthy and active. This is about spending and the role of government and the size of government — a debate about whether we're listening to our constituents or not."

    Then it would be non-biased?

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    Re: Republicans block child nutrition bill

    Just starting to look it over, but this is in the GOP executive summary:

    S. 3307 would increase federal spending by $4.6 billion on school meal programs, expand the size of government by creating or expanding 17 programs, place onerous unfunded mandates on local school districts and state governments, increase prices for paying families, and allow federal bureaucrats to determine what foods children can and cannot be served at school.
    Holy crap!

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    Re: Republicans block child nutrition bill

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Just starting to look it over, but this is in the GOP executive summary:



    Holy crap!

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    So, exactly how do you read this?

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    Re: Republicans block child nutrition bill

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Just starting to look it over, but this is in the GOP executive summary:



    Holy crap!

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    Read The Bill: S. 3307 - GovTrack.us

    Can we PLEASE stop growing the government!!!!!
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    Re: Republicans block child nutrition bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    So, exactly how do you read this?
    More and more and more and more and more government.

    Of course, the Dems will just exclaim "Republicans want poor kids to starve to death!"

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    Re: Republicans block child nutrition bill

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Just starting to look it over, but this is in the GOP executive summary:
    Holy crap!
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    yep...establishing grant programs...creating new organizations (expanding government), placing all foster students on the free meal program (even tho foster parents are already provided money to support and sustain the kids), providing for the meals not only during the school year but also during the summer, etc etc etc...

    Nah...this isnt bad legislation at ALL... lets just rush out and offer blanket support because some article says evil republicans are hurting the children. no worries...I doubt any of the senators actually read the legislation before THEY supported it either...

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