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    Re: Republicans block child nutrition bill

    Quote Originally Posted by BDBoop View Post
    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.
    the first pair of pants I ever wore my mother made from the legs cut off a pair of my dad's work pants that he'd worn out. I remember being hungry on many occasions because my parents were "too proud" to apply for food stamps or any other type assistance, though Lord knows we qualified. If we hadn't lived in the country where we could grow a garden, I honestly think we would have starved.

    I guess that is one of the reasons I have so very little sympathy for "the poor". I was born poor and grew up poor, so I was not one of those "lucky" rich kids. I worked my ass off, went hungry and did without things in order to get a good education to provide a better life for myself and my family. So it pisses me off to no end to be forced to provide for lazy bastards who don't have the guts and/or determination to do what I did. The opportunities are there, they just won't/don't take advantage of them.
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    Re: Republicans block child nutrition bill

    Quote Originally Posted by randel View Post
    i'm willing to bet that 300 dollars in foodstamps went a bit further then than it does now...

    Whew! Join the club....My dollar doesn't go as far either.

    The average allotment is $133.00 per person. In a family of four that is $532 per month. Now, I don't know about you, but I only spend about that in my family per month.

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    Re: Republicans block child nutrition bill

    why a federal issue?

    the government doesn't produce income, so why take money from the state, send it to washington, just to send it back to the state?

    the only real reason to do this is you don't plan on paying for it honestly, you plan on paying for it by borrowing and debasing the currency.

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    Re: Republicans block child nutrition bill

    Here, right out of Barb's link:

    Groups representing school administrators, city schools, and school boards oppose S. 3307 and endorse reauthorizing exiting government meal programs. In a November 15, 2010, letter from the American Association of School Administrators, Council of the Great City Schools, and National School Boards Association, the organization stated: “All of the national organizations representing the nation’s public school districts do not support the Senate version of the Child Nutrition reauthorization bill (S. 3307) pending before the House.”
    The schools don't want this ****, you see? This whole corruption with the school lunch program makes me sick.
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    Re: Republicans block child nutrition bill

    That's wat's wrong with the Democrasts. They want to the government to spend, spend and spend to fix ANY problem.

    HOW ABOUT FIXING THIS PROBLEM BY PUTTING PEOPLE BACK TO WORK! Dems. will fix two problems by doing this. Dha......

    Except that they don't know how, they are so deep that they need scuba diving gear.
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    Re: Republicans block child nutrition bill

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    "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.
    http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill...bill=s111-3307
    Here's the actual bill.
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    Re: Republicans block child nutrition bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Red Crow View Post
    That's wat's wrong with the Democrasts. They want to the government to spend, spend and spend to fix ANY problem.

    HOW ABOUT FIXING THIS PROBLEM BY PUTTING PEOPLE BACK TO WORK! Dems. will fix two problems by doing this. Dha......

    Except that they don't know how, they are so deep that they need scuba diving gear.
    Why does the white house have to put salad bars in schools, can't the school districts think for themselves? Why does the govt have to mandate and fund local food networks, can't the schools buy local products themselves? Are the schools so ****ing stupid that they can't come up with better ideas on their own? Then why are they allowed to teach our children?
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    Re: Republicans block child nutrition bill

    My worth...

    After reviewing the summary report on the bill provided by Barbbtx, one thing stood out with me (actually, I thought about it beforehand, but wanted to at least read the summary report before replying):

    If S. 3307 is essentially the exact same bill the received unanimous approval by both chambers of Congress in August of this year BEFORE the GOP added their amendments, how is it that the bill now costs an additional $4.6 millions and is, thereby, unfunded by the States when clearly the original unamended bill was and IS being paid for using Stimulus funds? Who (or rather what political party) added the additional spending AND the additional nutrition reporting requirements by public school administrations?

    Think it through, ladies and gentlemen...

    The answer is very simple and straight-forward, but I'll keep my mouth shut for now and read the various replies before responding.

    (Note: I didn't see anything concerning background check for child care providers in the summary report. Either the language isn't in the bill or it wasn't covered in the summary report which would strike me as odd considering that was a hot button point of the amendment.)
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    Re: Republicans block child nutrition bill

    The Dems were already told that anything except taxes would be blocked.
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    Re: Republicans block child nutrition bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    The only way that it would kill the bill is if the dems were against it and wouldn't agree to it. Is the safety of our children less of a concern than some political gamble on reducing obesity?
    IN case no one pointed this out, the bill was purposely amended so that it would get sent back the senate with little time left in the legislative session. Would that mean it would have to go back the house after the senate oks it with no time left for the president to sign it? If so then then it could be argued that this was done on purpose on the GOP's part to black the bill.
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