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Old 01-10-2014, 11:01 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, 11:18 AM   #271
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Yep take a look at any 3rd world country, the poor just catapult out of poordom.
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Old 01-15-2014, 11:20 AM   #272
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is it just me or do you sound a little more hostile and irritable lately?

is everything ok with you and yours?

you're just not the same cool customer you've always been...
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Old 01-15-2014, 11:27 AM   #273
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is it just me or do you sound a little more hostile and irritable lately?

is everything ok with you and yours?

you're just not the same cool customer you've always been...
The pitiful logic, the poor reading comprehension, the repeated misrepresentations of my position, and the "let's agree to disagree except I want to make another post where I re-emphasize how terrible your position (that I don't even understand) is first" made me irritable in this thread. Admittedly, the first two things are staples here, but the latter two seemed unnecessary. Other than that, I'm fine.

Maybe Obama's divisiveness is taking hold or something.
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Old 01-15-2014, 11:31 AM   #274
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Old 01-15-2014, 11:34 AM   #275
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Yep take a look at any 3rd world country, the poor just catapult out of poordom.
Yep take a look at any 1st world country, the poor just catapult out of poordom.
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Old 01-15-2014, 11:34 AM   #276
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well, ok then patt...

wrt to your position, it has indeed been repeatedly stated (by you) and misunderstood (by others), but your vigorous defense of the notion (which you don't even support) can cloud the issue to the point that it seems like you're saying requiring kids to work for lunch is a good idea...

it's all so confusing to the uninitiated...
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Old 01-15-2014, 11:35 AM   #277
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well, ok then...

wrt to your position, it has indeed been repeatedly stated (by you) and misunderstood (by others), but your vigorous defense of the notion (which you don't even support) can cloud the issue to the point that it seems like you're saying requiring kids to work for lunch is a good idea...

it's all so confusing to the ordinary layman...
Maybe you're right. Maybe I overestimated them.
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Old 01-15-2014, 11:46 AM   #278
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Old 01-15-2014, 11:48 AM   #279
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Just ate my free lunch...that shit was absolutely delicious!
Most interesting thing posted here yet.
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Old 01-15-2014, 01:26 PM   #280
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Old 01-15-2014, 01:36 PM   #281
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Old 01-15-2014, 01:44 PM   #282
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well, ok then patt...

wrt to your position, it has indeed been repeatedly stated (by you) and misunderstood (by others), but your vigorous defense of the notion (which you don't even support) can cloud the issue to the point that it seems like you're saying requiring kids to work for lunch is a good idea...

it's all so confusing to the uninitiated...
I don't think even the initiated (those familiar with pat's quirks) should be expected to follow that pat's weak disapproval followed by his much more vigorous defense of the opposite = pat disapproval. Right-wing bizarro world.
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Old 01-15-2014, 02:12 PM   #283
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I don't think even the initiated (those familiar with pat's quirks) should be expected to follow that pat's weak disapproval followed by his much more vigorous defense of the opposite = pat disapproval. Right-wing bizarro world.
No, I think Pat has been pretty clear about his disapproval of the idea but still wanting to discuss it on its merits instead of based solely on emotional claptrap. OH NOES THE HUNGRIE CHILDRENZ!
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Old 01-15-2014, 02:14 PM   #284
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Old 01-15-2014, 02:18 PM   #285
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Yeah, I'm against this kind of heavy handed, top down approach. Local control would go a long way toward protecting the obvious, short-term interests of the kids, IMO.
I could give two shits about the kids.. I am talking about legal precedent here. In my opinion, if an entity takes legal control (ie the state) of you they become responsible for you during that time period. Shouldn't matter if they are children or adults. Fact is, they have no choice BY LAW but to be in school therefore the entity responsible for said law is responsible for providing for them during that time period which means they should provide lunch. If the school day was 10+ hours long they need to provide at least 2 meals.

If the law requiring them to be in school is local then that is where the control and responsibility resides. If it's at a state level, then there, etc etc
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