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Old 04-24-2013, 08:48 AM  
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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 04-26-2013, 03:49 PM   #106
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They need to learn that nothing comes free. Rather they learn it at a young age than have them grow up with entitlement issues like so many from your generation.
A first grader doesn't need a lesson in entitlement or else the government says you need to go hungry. Learn your lesson little one.

Are you guys listening or reading your own posts? Since when do we as a society punish the children for the poor decisions of the parents? Your parents made poor decisions in life. Talk to them about your hunger. Is that really the America you want?
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Old 04-26-2013, 03:53 PM   #107
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Since when do we as a society punish the children for the poor decisions of the parents? Your parents made poor decisions in life.
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Old 04-26-2013, 03:56 PM   #108
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Old 04-26-2013, 07:24 PM   #109
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Nah, Republicans are the people that pay the taxes that make welfare possible.
So much bullshit.
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Old 04-26-2013, 07:27 PM   #110
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Republicans are so ****ing stupid.
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Old 04-27-2013, 09:07 AM   #111
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You have a point, they should take the free handouts and feed off
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Old 04-27-2013, 06:41 PM   #112
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I have no problem having kids doing chores around the school - cleaning off the tables, putting things away, little things like they (should) have to do at home. I have a problem with kids doing the work of janitors or groundskeepers, especially if it entails potential danger, like using chemical cleaners or (dear God) using a lawn mower. I have a huge problem with little children being denied their lunch, for any reason.

Yes, this is horrible, this idea.
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Old 04-27-2013, 07:55 PM   #113
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Old 04-27-2013, 07:56 PM   #114
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Old 04-27-2013, 08:25 PM   #115
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Old 04-27-2013, 08:38 PM   #116
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Old 04-27-2013, 08:41 PM   #117
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Old 04-29-2013, 06:00 AM   #118
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Old 04-29-2013, 08:30 AM   #119
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How about we make moms and baby daddy work, first? Then maybe all this white trash and Holders People™ can teach their brood of bastards a few life skills.
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Old 04-29-2013, 08:48 AM   #120
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How about we make moms and baby daddy work, first? Then maybe all this white trash and Holders People™ can teach their brood of bastards a few life skills.
You will destroy those childrens character if you force their parents to work... WTF is wrong with you man?
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