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Old 09-20-2011, 06:46 PM
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Right now, the Tacoma Teachers are doing what a judge has decided is an illegal strike.

This means no school. Today some old guy went ape **** because his grand kids weren't getting to eat, no free school breakfasts and lunches.

Well, one question I've had for years is why do we pay twice for these kids to eat. I learned that any child who is listed for welfare also gets free lunches and where the school has it, free breakfasts. Money is not reduced from the Food Stamps...this is a complete extra.

This is on top of the money spent that is supposed to feed them 24/7.

I've asked people, including social services why we're paying for those kids meals twice. The answer I get is consistent-because the parents can't be counted upon to feed children and that food stamp/SNAP/EBT money is used for boyfriends, etc., and when I ask the usual question as to why it's permitted, I get the same answer "We shouldn't punish the kids because the parent doesn't spend the benefits right" and "Children have to eat".

I ask again...

Why are we not only paying for these children's food when they have a supposed parent who should be working, why are we paying for the same meals TWICE???


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We should just drop the welfare. If you dont work you dont eat.
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I love our school lunch program. Alot of kids I went to school with, their parents receie just above the allowable limit so they dont qualify for as much foodstamps as a person with no job receives.
So basically the only real chance to eat was at school.
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Your talking about kids that are 6,7,8 years old and they aint got a buck for breakfast, for what ever reason. Your answer is F'em let the little Basstards go hungrey. F U A H

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I make Ron Paul look like Nancy Pelosi, but these kids need a good meal or two. They can't fend for themselves.
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I'm paying school tax, I say givem breakfast and lunch. They should get something at school. God knows their not getting an education.
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Ultimately, the problem is not that we are paying people because they have no work, but that people aren't getting work because we are paying them. The cause and effect are backwards.

Yes, I feel for the children because their parents are worthless meat puppets. Yes, the children deserve better. But they are not going to get better as long as the benefits of their parents not working outweigh the benefits of working.
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Hears a kicker if people on food stamps,are worthless meat puppets. Why are alot of military personal collecting stamps?
What are you trying to say.
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that we have a new troll for starters
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Hears a kicker if people on food stamps,are worthless meat puppets. Why are alot of military personal collecting stamps?
What are you trying to say.
He didn't say if you were on food stamps you were worthless meat puppets. It sounded like if you don't take care of your kids you are then worthless meat puppets.
Why would you drag the military into this?
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We need to feed kids whose parent's can't or won't feed them. Their situation is not their fault and they can't study, learn and try to get out of that mess on a empty stomach. The standards for free and reduced lunch aren't as strict as welfare, there are kids on free and reduced lunch that aren't on welfare. Now what gets me about this program is the kids on free/reduced lunch that somehow have a $1.50 every day for a soda and a ice cream but they can't somehow pay for a $0.75 lunch.....

You tell that child that you're going to take away that meager $0.10 cup of yogurt. Chances are it's is going to be the most nutritious thing she'll have today.


At least she gets to eat it and her parent/parents don't trade it for meth or something....
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If all the pork was removed from the Fed budget we could have everyone fed and insured and have a surplus.If ALL politicians had any honor ,if they were wealthy to begin with, they would serve America with no pay.
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Just because you qualify for free or reduced priced meals at school does not mean you also qualify for food stamps or welfare. Most of the families i know who have kids eating for free or at a reduced cost are not on welfare.
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School breakfasts and lunches are one of the 'giveaway' programs that we know are going to exactly what they are supposed to..feeding kids. I don't see a thing wrong with that.
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I make Ron Paul look like Nancy Pelosi, but these kids need a good meal or two. They can't fend for themselves.
So instead of finding the parents to be the problem the system is blamed?

I am not making a snotty remark, I am just curious as to what responsibility these so called "parents" should hold in your opinion.
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I dunno...when I was that tender age back in the 70's, there were a LOT of rather poor folks in my area(real poor, not cable-TV, air-conditioner, designer sneakers, "poor") and we didn't get FREE jack-sh#t to eat at school.

Somehow, we all survived...
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How about they go ahead and feed those kids in school and then subtract that money that's not being spent on feeding those kids from their parent's food stamps?
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I've been in situations where if it wasn't for food stamps and free school lunches my kids wouldn't have eaten. So a great big F U from me to you.
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How about they go ahead and feed those kids in school and then subtract that money that's not being spent on feeding those kids from their parent's food stamps?
Heck, if they did that, it would make sense, and then someone might want to return education to a year-round thing, and those minimum wage lunch servers would be working in the summer too! Little kids might get the idea that education is important, big ones would have much less time to tag their neighborhoods, burn down sheds, or get stoned!

I don't have a problem with free or reduced lunch ... but welfare fraud is a HUGE problem.
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Just throwing this out there, because some of you seem to be unaware, but just because someone qualifies or receives school lunches and/or foodstamps doesn't mean they are jobless, drug users or bad parents. Lot's of people work but make very little money. If they made more, you wouldn't be able to afford things like day care for your kids so that you can go to your jobs.
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