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Old 01-10-2014, 10:01 AM  
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WASHINGTON -- Weeks after Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.) made headlines for suggesting low-income students sweep cafeteria floors to learn there's "no such thing as free lunch," Savannah TV station WSAV 3 looked at the "free lunches" Kingston himself has received as a member of Congress.

There's no precise way to count the number of lunches Kingston has enjoyed on taxpayer dollars, but the station took a look at expense reports and disclosures to uncover staggering figures from the congressman's three years in office.

According to the station's investigation, Kingston and his staff have expensed $4,182 worth of "meals for business purposes," and recorded $4,289.33 in free meals from third-party interest groups, including the Congressional Institute and the Georgia Bankers Association.

As a member of the House Appropriations Committee, Kingston has traveled to four continents, racking up $24,313 in per diem allowances. While the allowances were allotted for more than just lunch money, midday meals were included.

When WSAV 3 asked Kingston whether he believes members of Congress "work hard," the congressman "defended his work ethic," saying he works 60 hours to 70 hours a week.

"That's what representative democracy is about, is members going to Washington, but coming home and answering the tough questions," Kingston told the station.

Beyond taxpayer dollars, Kingston has enjoyed many free meals on the campaign trail. WSAV 3 reported $145,391.26 in expensed meals and catering for campaign events, $26,066.45 of which was charged at the Republican Club of Capitol Hill, an exclusive, members only venue.
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Old 01-15-2014, 03:40 PM   #301
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Old 01-15-2014, 03:41 PM   #302
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You are such a woman. I am talking about people screaming "THE POOR CHILDREN!" instead of actually discussing the issue on its own merits dispassionately. THAT is emotional claptrap. I personally think there is NO excuse for anyone in America to ever go hungry. (well except for Chris Christie) But just because that is how I personally feel it doesn't mean that I am going to abandon logic and go into histrionics.
I don't think anyone was screaming that. I think everyone, except maybe 2 people (yeah I'm including patteeu) simply said kids should be fed at school without any BS conditions put on it for the poor kids. That's it, pretty plain and simple. I don't see that logic was abandoned at all, except by the 2 people.

If you want to attach some sort of female emotions to feeling strongly that poor kids shouldn't have conditions placed on receiving a school lunch, that's your opinion. Mine is that not feeling that way indicates that you're probably an enormous asshole.
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Old 01-15-2014, 03:43 PM   #303
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You are such a woman. I am talking about people screaming "THE POOR CHILDREN!" instead of actually discussing the issue on its own merits dispassionately. THAT is emotional claptrap. I personally think there is NO excuse for anyone in America to ever go hungry. (well except for Chris Christie) But just because that is how I personally feel it doesn't mean that I am going to abandon logic and go into histrionics.
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Old 01-15-2014, 03:46 PM   #304
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I don't think anyone was screaming that. I think everyone, except maybe 2 people (yeah I'm including patteeu) simply said kids should be fed at school without any BS conditions put on it for the poor kids. That's it, pretty plain and simple. I don't see that logic was abandoned at all, except by the 2 people.

If you want to attach some sort of female emotions to feeling strongly that poor kids shouldn't have conditions placed on receiving a school lunch, that's your opinion. Mine is that not feeling that way indicates that you're probably an enormous asshole.
You at least agree with him about Christie~
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Old 01-15-2014, 03:51 PM   #305
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