Skip to comments.Record 18.7 Million Students in FY 2012 Got ‘Free’ Lunch
Posted on 03/12/2013 6:52:47 PM PDT by Olog-hai
It is an old saying that there is no such thing as a free lunch, but a record 18.7 million American schoolchildren would not have learned that lesson when they attended school in fiscal year 2012.
That is because U.S. taxpayersvia the U.S. Department of Agriculturewere picking up the tab for their lunch.
According to new data from the USDA, during the average school month in fiscal year 2012, 18.7 million students in U.S. high schools and grammar schools were given completely free lunches, courtesy of the departments National School Lunch Program. That was up from the record of 18.4 million that was set in fiscal 2011.
Back in 1969, the average monthly number of schoolchildren getting free lunches was only 2.9 million. As recently as 1990, it was only 9.8 million.
In addition to giving away completely free lunches, the National School lunch program also gives away partially subsidized lunchesor what it calls reduced-price lunches and paid lunches.
(Excerpt) Read more at cnsnews.com ...
Why the repeated lie with the phrase “free lunch”? Is it sarcasm?
The truthful phrase is “taxpayer purchased lunch”.
And I can tell you that at least 50% of the food ended up on the floor or in the trash. I personally witnessed, for example, students using oranges as ammo to throw at each other across the lunchroom and as mini-basketballs to use the garbage can for a basket. They leave a lot of food on their trays which go into the garbage (if the school is lucky) or are left on the tables or floors (if the school is not lucky).
Its easy to blame the government but I think if regular folks would start saying no to the government freebies we would all be better off..
|NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH PROGRAM: PARTICIPATION AND LUNCHES SERVED|
|(Data as of March 08, 2013)|
|Fiscal||Reduced||Full||Total Lunches||Percent Free/RP|
|FY 2012 data are preliminary; all data are subject to revision.|
|Participation data are 9 month averages (summer months are excluded).|
|1] Included with free meals.|
And about 30 million more non-students...
Every school, untill this last one, I was assured there were no verification processes,or penalties for providing false information, so lying was actually a good thing, as it would help my child’s school get more federal money.
The designated local tax cheat enablers were always shocked when I told them I taught my child morality by example.
But we all know the look of creeping corruption.
That steady, vacant, wide eyed stare of semi-shocked disaproval for anyone who does not “work the system”...
"Record 18.7 Million get lunches that were paid for (forcibly) by Taxpayers"
I.E.; there is not "FREE LUNCH"
There’s a reason why the word “free” is in quotes in the title, of course. Nominally “free” is not actually free.
i know i am being really stupid asking this but
ISN’T THAT WHY WE PAY THESE PARASITES WELFARE? SO THEY CAN FEED THEIIR SPAWN?
Hard to do that with what is left from buying cigarettes, alcohol, and drugs...
“Hard to do that with what is left from buying cigarettes, alcohol, and drugs... ‘
...and hair “creations”, hideous nail jobs, bailing out the boy friend etc etc.
USDA: 1 in 4 children were on food stamps in fiscal year 2011
Daily Caller | 1/9/13 | Caroline May
Posted on 01/09/2013 6:49:05 AM PST by Nachum
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