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    Re: Republicans block child nutrition bill

    i quit teaching summer school when we altered the hours so as to able to qualify for free and reduced lunch

    we used to get outta there before noon

    now it's like 2:30

    and the kids really do throw a lot of that stuff away, it's crap, the "burritos," the "salads," a lot of good milk

    i've known teachers who've tried to collect the milk

    really

    the kids value the cookies, giant chocolate chip

    i seem to get a couple pieces of cookie a week, myself

    the kids give em to me

    they're not bad, what can you do to a chocolate chip cookie

    except undercook it, that is

    and cookie dough's pretty good, if you're in the mood, i spose

    why did obama cut food stamps 26B in order to pump up my plump pension?

    are you sure he knows what he's doing?

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    I for one most assuredly don't think he knows what he's doing.

    I'll rescind my view on this entire issue if the Republicans take office and REVERSE the healthcare bill and other things that put government INTO everyone's health-business quite so extensively.
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    Re: Republicans block child nutrition bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Gill View Post
    No, we are talking about feeding the children three times a day rather than two and adding even more than the 31 million kids that already get free meals.

    A large percentage of school kids already qualify for free or reduced fee meals:

    1. Any kid from a family that receives food stamps, including any state program.
    2. Foster children.
    3. Homeless children.
    4. Migrant children. Yes, even illegal immigrants.
    5. Runaway children.
    6. All kids in Head Start or Even Start.
    7. Kid in a family of four with an income under $41,000./year.

    But, this bill does one very important thing that will undoubtedly save America's children from obesity. It bans bake sales on school property. Yes folks, the time honored method used by bands and other school groups to make money for trips, uniforms, and other needed items will be banned under this bill.

    America's children are saved.
    Factually, the person I was speaking to said feeding them at all was not to be done. Period.

    But, again, taking what you say above, a new discussion, which kids being added do you object to?

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    Re: Republicans block child nutrition bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Factually, the person I was speaking to said feeding them at all was not to be done. Period.

    But, again, taking what you say above, a new discussion, which kids being added do you object to?
    These kids are already being fed free meals. I don't see any point in adding more, but I certainly don't see why a family making over $40,000 a year needs free meals for their kids under the current plan.

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    Re: Republicans block child nutrition bill

    we already give 'em welfare, WIC and foodstamps but that isn't enough. we still "need" to feed them 3 free meals a day at school. what the hell?
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    How can so many of our kids be so fat if they have inadequate "nutrition"....?
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    Re: Republicans block child nutrition bill

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    we already give 'em welfare, WIC and foodstamps but that isn't enough. we still "need" to feed them 3 free meals a day at school. what the hell?
    Obviously there's more to the problem than the government wants to admit. . .the only way to actually FIX the problem is for them to pick it apart and go case-by-case and figure out WHY these children still need help - after (what yuo pointed out) they already receive a significant amount of support.
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    Re: Republicans block child nutrition bill

    Classic answer to "nutrition" issue....as I remember it..
    Bill Cosby show, Dr. Huxtable is preparing breakfast for the kids, Claire comes in and gets on his case for giving the kids some leftover cake to eat. She says "make pancakes or something". He asks, "what ingredients are in pancakes?" She told him, and he asks, "what is in cake"? short pause, while she realizes that the ingredients are pretty much the same...
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    Re: Republicans block child nutrition bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Gill View Post
    These kids are already being fed free meals. I don't see any point in adding more, but I certainly don't see why a family making over $40,000 a year needs free meals for their kids under the current plan.
    Perhaps that would be the question ask. No, lets add something to the bill because we don't liek the bill (as some have argued), no whining about feeding needy kids, but simply ask that question. There might actually be an answer. Who knows?

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    Re: Republicans block child nutrition bill

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    How can so many of our kids be so fat if they have inadequate "nutrition"....?
    You likely know, but one can eat a lot and be malnuorished.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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