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Old 04-24-2013, 09:48 AM   Topic Starter
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Asshat Republican Wants First Graders to Work for Food

Making Children -we're talking first grade to sixth grade- be forced to work to get a meal is the ultimate in "compassionate conservatism." JFC, is there no end to the idiocy?

http://www.wsaz.com/home/headlines/W...200267021.html

A West Virginia lawmaker floated the idea during floor debate in the state's House of Delegates of having school children work as janitors, the Associated Press reports.

The West Virginia House recently passed a school lunch bill on an overwhelmingly bipartisan basis, by a vote of 89-9, according to the Associated Press. The Feed to Achieve Act would establish nonprofits to solicit private donations to go toward providing every child with a breakfast and lunch at no cost.

But one Republican suggested that was a misguided notion.

"I think it would be a good idea if perhaps we had the kids work for their lunches: trash to be taken out, hallways to be swept, lawns to be mowed, make them earn it," Del. Ray Canterbury (R-Greenbrier) said during floor debate. "If they miss a lunch or they miss a meal they might not, in that class that afternoon, learn to add, they may not learn to diagram a sentence, but they'll learn a more important lesson."

Canterbury argued that providing students with free lunches would destroy their work ethic and show them "there's an easy way," the Charleston Gazette reported.

"I'm offended anybody in this body would dare say a child has to work for their meals," responded Del. Meshea Poore (D-Kanawha), according to the Gazette. "I can't believe someone would say a first-grader, a second-grader ... a fifth-grader has to labor before they eat. This isn't an entitlement bill."

According to a 2004 report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, children in West Virginia [PDF] were almost twice as likely to live in neighborhoods with a high poverty rate, compared to the national average. The group also ranks West Virginia 47th nationally for education, with 79 percent of eighth graders not proficient in math and 73 percent of fourth graders not proficient in reading.

A national survey in 2012 from Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry campaign found a majority of teachers report pupils coming to school hungry, which the group says makes it more difficult for students to concentrate.

Canterbury's suggestion was similar to a remark made by former House Speaker Newt Gingrich during a debate in the Republican presidential primary, when Gingrich suggested making poor students become janitors at their schools.

The Feed to Achieve Act now heads to the desk of West Virginia Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, who is expected to sign it.
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Old 04-24-2013, 09:51 AM   #2
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Old 04-24-2013, 09:53 AM   #3
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As a Republican, I am embarrassed by the asshat.

Human rights advocates should get all over this one.
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Old 04-24-2013, 10:03 AM   #4
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The same dumbass, evidently, proposed a bill to make Science Fiction works compulsory reading, "to stimulate interest in math and science among students in the public schools of this state, the State Board of Education shall prescribe minimum standards by which samples of grade-appropriate science fiction literature are integrated into the curriculum of existing reading, literature or other required courses for middle school and high school students."


Note: I like science fiction, but I don't think it's necessary to make it compulsory reading for every grade.
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What kind of idiot kid would work for food when Tamerlan tTerrorist got free welfare, Iphone, Mercedes, and food? Look I understand teaching kids how to be responsible citizens who will one day pay their own freight (and Tamerlan's too). But this is a bit much.
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Old 04-24-2013, 10:21 AM   #6
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What kind of idiot kid would work for food when Tamerlan Terrorist got free welfare, Iphone, Mercedes, and food?


The Dem's give out free stuff all the time for doing nothing. Republicans suck.
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Old 04-24-2013, 10:22 AM   #7
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What kind of idiot kid would work for food when Tamerlan tTerrorist got free welfare, Iphone, Mercedes, and food? Look I understand teaching kids how to be responsible citizens who will one day pay their own freight (and Tamerlan's too). But this is a bit much.
You maybe the stupidest man alive barring sr of course.
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Old 04-24-2013, 10:44 AM   #8
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It's so weird - I just got this PM within the hour:


you are an impressive poster...your takes and positioning are spot on in most cases...IMO


I'll let the poster identify himself/herself if they want to. But it is odd that you think I'm stupid but he thinks I'm smart. I mean, it's....so.....weird!
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It's so weird - I just got this PM within the hour:


you are an impressive poster...your takes and positioning are spot on in most cases...IMO


I'll let the poster identify himself/herself if they want to. But it is odd that you think I'm stupid but he thinks I'm smart. I mean, it's....so.....weird!
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What kind of idiot kid would work for food when Tamerlan tTerrorist got free welfare, Iphone, Mercedes, and food? Look I understand teaching kids how to be responsible citizens who will one day pay their own freight (and Tamerlan's too). But this is a bit much.
Wait.....I must have missed that story....the Boston bomber was on welfare? The one who wasn't a citizen?

There must already be a thread for this story...ill go find it and post there also.

Sorry to interrupt the thread, but this got my attention.
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But one Republican suggested that was a misguided notion.

"I think it would be a good idea if perhaps we had the kids work for their lunches: trash to be taken out, hallways to be swept, lawns to be mowed, make them earn it," Del. Ray Canterbury (R-Greenbrier) said during floor debate. "If they miss a lunch or they miss a meal they might not, in that class that afternoon, learn to add, they may not learn to diagram a sentence, but they'll learn a more important lesson."

Canterbury argued that providing students with free lunches would destroy their work ethic and show them "there's an easy way," the Charleston Gazette reported.
Embarrassing. He should be shamed out of public office.
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Old 04-24-2013, 10:06 AM   #14
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"I think it would be a good idea if perhaps we had the kids parents work for their lunches:

and I'll give it some thought.
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"I think it would be a good idea if perhaps we had the kids parents work for their lunches:

and I'll give it some thought.
Good idea.
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