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

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    I have never taken a cent in any government benefits for anything. Not even so much as an unemployment check. However, I do not believe that a little kid should be given manual labor for a 2 dollar lunch because their parents are poor. I think as a society we can afford to give these kids a lunch when they go to school. I would imagine that at least 90% of people share my view on that.
    Doesn't make taking from others to buy the votes of the poor in any way the right thing to do.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    There's not much wrong with teaching them the value of hard work. There is something wrong with teaching a child that because of his or her parent's financial situation, he/she gets to do manual labor for the school food essentially handed to his or her classmates by their parents without nearly as much thought.
    Okay. Maybe it would be better to require the parents to do the work.
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    Re: GOP Rep Suggests Kids Clean Schools In Exchange For Lunch

    Quote Originally Posted by CalGun View Post
    Doesn't make taking from others to buy the votes of the poor in any way the right thing to do.
    I can't imagine how cynical one must be to think that any attempt by the government to make sure poor kids get food is attempting to "buy the votes of the poor."
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    Re: GOP Rep Suggests Kids Clean Schools In Exchange For Lunch

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    Okay. Maybe it would be better to require the parents to do the work.
    What if the parents work but are still considered low income?
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    Re: GOP Rep Suggests Kids Clean Schools In Exchange For Lunch

    Ya there's no such thing as a free lunch, if the kid's parents cannot afford to buy lunch then the kid is going to eat a meal ultimately purchased by the tax payer, but you know I think in this country we can afford to give a poor kid, who's in school, a free lunch. Consider it an investment on his future along with purchasing his books, giving him meals, maybe even a bus ticket to get him to school if he needs it, ultimately the US will benefit more from someone who completes school, including high education, even if its tax payer supported than someone who has to work menial labor his entire life to eat.

    You know I went to college because the Army needed people, the government paid for my entire education and gave me money for housing, food, and books while I was in college. Of course it wasn't free, the Army is still getting its years of service out of me but once I get out I'll still have my education and be a more productive citizen which will help the US for decades as I pay my higher taxes (due to my higher income), stimulate the economy by having more spending money, etc, etc, etc.

    There is NOTHING that a good education does not improve, the United States needs to start treating education as the most critical investment it can make, it should be obvious to anyone who cares to look the advantages of an educated society as opposed to an uneducated one.

    Give the kid his ****ing lunch and stop being upset that your tax dollars are being put to the best of uses.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    Okay. Maybe it would be better to require the parents to do the work.
    For six hours a day compulsory education? Does it feel good to know you'd be forcing legions of the poor to upkeep the facilities for the middle class, who would get the luxury of only working maybe 2 jobs at most.
    Last edited by Fiddytree; 12-19-13 at 01:52 AM.
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    Re: GOP Rep Suggests Kids Clean Schools In Exchange For Lunch

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    I can't imagine how cynical one must be to think that any attempt by the government to make sure poor kids get food is attempting to "buy the votes of the poor."
    It's not like it's the only thing lefties will steel from one to buy votes from another.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    For six hours a day compulsory education? Does it feel good to know you'd be forcing legions of the poor to upkeep the facilities for the middle class, who would get the luxury of only working maybe 2 jobs at most.
    No, not for six hour a day of compulsory education. For getting the government to take on their responsibility for feeding their kids.

    Maybe it's the PARENTS who need to learn about TANSTAAFL.
    Last edited by Mycroft; 12-19-13 at 02:04 AM.
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    Re: GOP Rep Suggests Kids Clean Schools In Exchange For Lunch

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    What if the parents work but are still considered low income?
    shrug...

    Work hours can be arranged, I'm sure.
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    Re: GOP Rep Suggests Kids Clean Schools In Exchange For Lunch

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    No, not for six hour a day of compulsory education. For taking on their responsibility for feeding their kids.

    Maybe it's the PARENTS who need to learn about TANSTAAFL.
    Poor people do not need folks like you lecturing them about providing for their kids. They generally do what they can, and those that do not do all that they can will still have their kids fed regardless. We provide free and reduced lunches for a reason, boyo.

    We don't need an Ayn Randian universe in the school system.
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