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    Re: Republicans block child nutrition bill

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    I am pretty sure that Media Matters doesn't have the slightest care about school nutrition beyond how they can get at that money.


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    Re: Republicans block child nutrition bill

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    How much did you get, and how many were you supposed to feed. Perhaps it was poor planning on your families part.
    I was the one being feed. We ate a lot of hot dogs and beans, not to mention the free cheese.

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    Re: Republicans block child nutrition bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    Maybe they should stop providing free lunches.
    I don't really know, but way back when I was in school, I don't remember anyone getting them free. But then they cost like 40 cents :-)
    Some kids packed in brown bags and some kids walked home for lunch.
    No one went hungry and I don't recall kids eating only junk.
    It's time parents were given back the responsibility of feeding their kids.
    Yes, they did. I was one of 'em. I'm 52.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    I did. In the 60's. It really was a help. But I don't see why I should oppose feeding children who could use the food, or why I should oppose making sure the selection is healthy.
    It can be done on a local level. Do we really need to pass huge big government bills to make sure our neighborhood children have healthy meals? How much freedom are we willing to give up to receive "goodies" from the government?
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    Re: Republicans block child nutrition bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    It can be done on a local level. Do we really need to pass huge big government bills to make sure our neighborhood children have healthy meals? How much freedom are we willing to give up to receive "goodies" from the government?

    What freedom is given up here?

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    Re: Republicans block child nutrition bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    I was the one being feed. We ate a lot of hot dogs and beans, not to mention the free cheese.
    My mom frequently claimed she wasn't hungry, or she'd already eaten. She told me that when we were little-little (my sister and I are only 13 months apart), she won a case of canned beans in a radio contest and watered them into bean soup for a month. It's probably better I have no recollection of that time.

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    Re: Republicans block child nutrition bill

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    How much did you get, and how many were you supposed to feed. Perhaps it was poor planning on your families part.
    I just checked the benefits calculator and a family of 4 with both parents working minimum wage at 40 hrs/week paying $500/month rent would get $287/month in food stamps. you are not going to be eating steaks on that but you will be able to feed your family. I don't spend much more than that on groceries for my family of 4.

    and the way I see it, food stamps are supposed to be a supplement.

    If you want a higher standard of living, get training/education so that you can get a job that pays more than minimum wage.
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    Re: Republicans block child nutrition bill

    Let's see you respond to Dana's question.
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    Re: Republicans block child nutrition bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    Which parents are these, exactly? The ones who leave home before the kids get up to get to work and don't get home until after dark? The ones who haven't the time to make their own lunches, let alone someone else's. Oh! You mean the housewives. Because this is still 1952. And women don't work. And everyone of consequence is a suburban white family. And poor people who work 14 hour days to ensure that their kids have a roof over their heads and food to eat at all don't exist in the public eye.

    Wake up and get with the program. It's 2010 and the poorest 20% of the population (which is primarily mandated by race) are in trouble. Helping poor people live better lives and giving their children a chance to move up the economic ladder and truly break into the middle class is not about "growing government". It's about some human compassion. But I guess we can't have that now, can we? Not if it means some people have to pay an extra 12 bucks a year on their income tax.
    Read the bill and post a little of the "compassion" here please. Then take out the rest of the over reach of government and maybe I could go for passing it. This bill is not about being compassionate toward kids who parents feed them junk food. It's about growing government.
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    Re: Republicans block child nutrition bill

    "Healthy, Hunger-free kids", is there any question a liberal named this bill? So if you're against it, you want children to be unhealthy and starve.
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