Skip to comments.Sixty-four Percent of Schoolchildren Fed on Federal Subsidies
Posted on 03/13/2013 8:42:36 AM PDT by Nachum
Not so long ago in this republic, most parents of school-age children would frequently visit grocery stores where they would use their own money to buy things like peanut butter and jelly, and bologna and cheese to make lunches for their kids to haul to school in brown paper bags. It was an American tradition. Now, like other great things about America, brown-bag lunches are being driven to extinction by politicians seeking inordinate government control over our lives. In fiscal year 1969 (which started in 1968), there were approximately 47,906,000 American children enrolled in elementary and high schools,
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The strategic question is this: Who is going to raise, be responsible for and instill fundamental values in future generations of Americans? Will it be parents or the state?
Obviously it will be the State, just like When Chris Rock looks at Obama as his Daddy, for all he knows, he just might be. And dare I say that most Blacks look to Government as being their Daddy. We are so screwed
My daughter teaches English at a high school for students who have gotten into trouble. When her class discovered that she did not receive food stamps, they were astonished, and could not understand how she obtained food.
But what do you expect when 41% of all children are born out of wedlock?
Farmers love this and other Federal Government food programs. There is no group of people who are more socialist than them.
All to no avail. Now they want summer lunch programs. Oh my, the poor kids will starve to death if the government doesn't give them a "free" lunch. My wife has to tell me to calm down and watch my blood pressure when I see these things on tv.
Honestly, I was shocked to read that in 1969 40% of school kids were on the School Lunch program.
Why are the schools giving breakfast, lunch and dinner to schoolkids while the 'sperm and egg doners' get food stamps.
I thought Food Stamps are to feed the kids!!
There’s some districts in CA ( and probably elsewhere) where they have free after school care along with free dinners.
We’ve sure come a long way from the days when my mom threw an extended screaming fit just because the school had the audacity to send an application form for free lunches to the house.
Thanks for blowing the whistle on farmers. I used to sell to them. They would come on as being the most conservative, patriotic, traditional values Americans out there. Until someone wanted to cut their particular favorite Federal subsidy. Then it was Katie Bar The Door!
I have investigated this, and found out that free breakfast and lunch for the kids does not impact your family ebt calculation.
Big Food lobby.
Farming is nationalized.
See Farm Subsidies.
Food stamps are for booze and the casino.
They have that here in Upstate NY...and even have it in the summer when there is no school.
Not soon, I hope, ‘cause we’ll all starve.
So that fact that I pack a lunch for my kids every school morning makes me some sort of nutty anachronism?
Oh, well. In the world, but not of it.
>>Weve sure come a long way from the days when my mom threw an extended screaming fit just because the school had the audacity to send an application form for free lunches to the house.<<
I still do, and yet I can count on the kids bringing them home nearly every semester.
No freebies here...my kids ‘brown-bag’ it every day.
"Congress is not empowered to tax for those purposes which are within the exclusive province of the States." --Justice John Marshall, Gibbons v. Ogden, 1824.
Parents / guardians of schoolchildren have less money in their personal bank accounts to give their kids lunch money because Congress has taxes taken out of parents' payroll checks which Congress cannot justify under Section 8.
Note that the Founding States had established the federal Senate to kill appropriations bills originating in the House of Representatives which establish taxes that ignore Section 8. But as a consequence of state lawmakers unthinkingly giving up control of the federal Senate by ratifying the 17th Amendment, federal senators now help to pass appropriations bills which rob the citizens who elected them to office by means of constitutionally indefensible taxes.
In other words, instead of getting their hands dirty by robbing banks for a living, elite crooks in the USA rob people by getting themselves elected as federal lawmakers to fill their pockets by legislating illegal federal taxes.
The sum of the collection of the effects of the Liberal media and the Liberal cradle-to-grave federal-handout state says to a young woman:
“Why get married; the state will feed my kid brealfast and lunch at a free school through highschool, pay for his college and then give him a government job as a soon-to-be tenured teacher so he can raise the next crop of kids for the state.??”
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