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    Re: GOP Rep Suggests Kids Clean Schools In Exchange For Lunch

    Quote Originally Posted by americanwoman View Post
    How often to you go to government housing, like the projects and see this? I just don't see you going within a 5 mile radius of one yet you say you see it.
    here is just one of many examples:

    The lanky patriarch said that even if he won the lottery he wouldn’t leave Queensbridge. Four generations of Alstons live there, including Chick’s 83-year old mother, Virgie, the first Alston to step foot in Queensbridge.

    Housing Generations | Life in the Projects: Meet the Alston Family - WNYC

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    Re: GOP Rep Suggests Kids Clean Schools In Exchange For Lunch

    I would also point out that single mother I profiled in my post above then gets to listen to people that make much more than she does tell her how she could be managing her money better or other things she is doing wrong. Nothing like a single mom that works 2 jobs, 60 hours a week or more, getting told by a stay at home mom what she should be doing.
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    Re: GOP Rep Suggests Kids Clean Schools In Exchange For Lunch

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    I suggest you do some reading, if capable, and then your comment may mean something


    You responded to this:

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    I am not against giving older kids the opportunity to earn money at school. I remember we used to get paid to clean the gym after games. I am against a guy that at minimum came out of an upper middle class childhood saying that kids should have to work for the free lunch program as if its some 2nd graders fault his parents are poor. His implication of course is that if we allow a poor kid to get a free lunch at school, it will lead to a lifetime of laziness.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    it is not hard to see three generations that live or lived in the projects or other types of government housing
    SD made the point that giving free kids free lunch will not lead to a lifetime of laziness and you countered it's not hard to see three generations living or have lived in the projects, thus implying a lifetime of laziness. I asked how you see that personally because based on reading ( which I can do thank you very much) what you post, you don't seem the type to hang out or really know people who actually live in the projects and be able to see first hand three generations living in the projects or government housing. Besides your assertion or one or two anecdotes, can you provide some statistics that back up your claim?



    And nice attempt to deflect without answering. I'll give it a C for effort because you threw in a personal attack to take away from your inability to back up what you say.
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    Re: GOP Rep Suggests Kids Clean Schools In Exchange For Lunch

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    here is just one of many examples:

    The lanky patriarch said that even if he won the lottery he wouldn’t leave Queensbridge. Four generations of Alstons live there, including Chick’s 83-year old mother, Virgie, the first Alston to step foot in Queensbridge.

    Housing Generations | Life in the Projects: Meet the Alston Family - WNYC



    OMG - ONE story, must be an epidemic!!! Please share the many other examples. Or even five will work and I will conceed that while you don't personally see it, it happens.


    EDIT: I just had to highlight this from your link:

    But the Alstons are an anomaly to public housing experts; most families that moved into public housing during the mid-1950s are long gone.

    More than 400,000 New Yorkers now live in public housing. Of those, 6,732 call Queensbridge home. Queensbridge is mostly black and Hispanic with an average gross income for residents between $21,000 to 24,000. Most residents stay an average of 17 to 18 years
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    Re: GOP Rep Suggests Kids Clean Schools In Exchange For Lunch

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    it is not hard to see three generations that live or lived in the projects or other types of government housing
    "But the Alstons are an anomaly to public housing experts; most families that moved into public housing during the mid-1950s are long gone."

    To some....exceptions....are the rule
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    Re: GOP Rep Suggests Kids Clean Schools In Exchange For Lunch

    Quote Originally Posted by americanwoman View Post
    OMG - ONE story, must be an epidemic!!! Please share the many other examples. Or even five will work and I will conceed that while you don't personally see it, it happens.


    EDIT: I just had to highlight this from your link:
    one of thousands, one can find them all day unless they are too lazy to look

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    Re: GOP Rep Suggests Kids Clean Schools In Exchange For Lunch

    Quote Originally Posted by Gimmesometruth View Post
    "But the Alstons are an anomaly to public housing experts; most families that moved into public housing during the mid-1950s are long gone."

    To some....exceptions....are the rule
    in that one area, do you have any idea how much government supported housing there is? You can't fix stupid but this one story points to one the worst "put a band aid on it" our government has ever attempted

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    Re: GOP Rep Suggests Kids Clean Schools In Exchange For Lunch

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    one of thousands, one can find them all day unless they are too lazy to look
    So you've no first hand knowledge and are too lazy to look.... Dude you are the one trying to claim something.... I guess even folks who don't live in Gubmint housing are lazy as well..

    (FYI a few examples are not an answer, a study that has been peer reviewed and answered it's critics is an answer)

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    Re: GOP Rep Suggests Kids Clean Schools In Exchange For Lunch

    Quote Originally Posted by notquiteright View Post
    So you've no first hand knowledge and are too lazy to look.... Dude you are the one trying to claim something.... I guess even folks who don't live in Gubmint housing are lazy as well..

    (FYI a few examples are not an answer, a study that has been peer reviewed and answered it's critics is an answer)
    link was above, peer review is only as good as the sponsor paying for it

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    Re: GOP Rep Suggests Kids Clean Schools In Exchange For Lunch

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    in that one area, do you have any idea how much government supported housing there is? You can't fix stupid but this one story points to one the worst "put a band aid on it" our government has ever attempted
    If you are trying to make a clear point about something.....or you are trying to ask me something......try, for goodness sake to use clear concise ENGLISH.

    Public housing in NYC is far and away much better than the tenement apartments that existed before. Every city needs supplemented renting to provide low wage workers a place to begin their climb up the ladder. You cited one family as an example of some argument about "laziness" and "stupidity", whereas the vast majority of families HAVE MOVED ON. In other words, the idea WORKED.

    It never ceases to amaze that when cons try to find items to back their argument, they ignore (purposely and hope no one notices) the success of a program designed to get people out of poverty and climb the economic ladder.

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    If you wanna know why Trumpsters are ignoring you its for the same reason you ignored the KKKs complaints about Obama.
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    When it comes down to it, all facts are cherry picked.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    He didn't say it didn't make sense. He said it is complete nonsense.

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