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Lunch Shaming in school - Is free lunch really free

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posted on Aug, 23 2018 @ 12:06 PM
a reply to: dawnstar

I find it oddly ironic that you just supported my statement without even knowing it.

posted on Aug, 23 2018 @ 12:39 PM
a reply to: JAGStorm

not really...
or at least I don't think so.
unless of course, you are proposing in dropping the programs that are helping the poor with the taxpayer's money!
which, well, I've come to accept that that isn't gonna happen!!
so, you are complaining that it has become the norm to expect help if needed from programs that quite frankly, the people you are complaining about have been paying taxes into. and, quite frankly, they been called all kinds of derogatory names when they suggest that they maybe should get that help... just look at this little thread here...
they aren't responsible, oh no.... even though they've been working all along paying taxes all along.. doing the best that they can. they are freeloaders, and on and on... all the while, they are working their arses off, paying their taxes, while going without those things that their taxes are being used to give people who maybe not have ever worked or paid taxes, who may have made some very, very bad decisions in their lives... ya know, all those things that you are claiming that this group have done!
you can drop those programs (outside of social security and medicare which aren't based on income so we all are eligible for once we hit that golden age or become so disabled we can't work as long as we paid into the system), and give us all a tax break, heck it would be fun watching the businesses scramble to raise their low wages to ensure their workers remain alive and willing to work for them. you can reformate those programs and maybe increase the minimum wage to assure that no taxpayers are living in conditions that are worse than the living conditions their taxes are being used to provide to others. I don't care which option you choose!!
but to create a lower class than the "poor" consisting of working people to trade places with those "poor", to bear the brunt of being poor, to be the ones rediculed and insulted for being truly poor...
that is just pure insanity and unjust!!!
don't like it that your school has opened up their free lunch programs to ensure that every child has a lunch...
then petition the danged gov't to end the free lunch program!!!

posted on Aug, 23 2018 @ 04:52 PM
a reply to: dawnstar

Thing is that it's not always "the poor" who aren't paying.

Also, school officials say, it is not necessarily the parents whose kids qualify for free or reduced-price lunch (those whose annual household income falls between 130 percent and 185 percent of the 2017-18 federal poverty level) that most often fail to pay. Many times the households that don't pay for lunch are ones that – on paper, anyway – would appear to be able to do so.

And before you sniff over how sometimes people who don't qualify for the reduced or free lunch still can't afford to pay for their own kids to eat, I will invite you to recall that you show scant sympathy for those who can afford it and who pay the taxes and live in the district and will fund this.

Not all of us are made of money, but based on your previous statements, I suspect you'd rather us all be milked of money until we have to be dependent and eat government-provided crap.

Which just goes to show that you socialists aren't about people prospering. You'd rather us all be miserable because some are miserable.

posted on Aug, 23 2018 @ 05:04 PM
a reply to: ketsuko

you do realize, that nice list I gave awhile back, ya know,
families paying to feed others but unable to feed their own...
families unable to afford their own healthcare, buy clothes, and on and on...
ya know the one, the one that included the poor kids treating their kids like sh..t because they couldn't meet the standards of the poor...

that was all my experiences in the past!! like it's so god dam....ed horrible to expect at least the same living standard at what your tax money is being used to provide for those "poor"!!!

and, yes, we've both been on these boards long enough for me to be pretty sure that you do realize that!!!

posted on Aug, 23 2018 @ 08:43 PM

originally posted by: Edumakated
I think it should be free to the students. If you are going to serve food, just bake it into the property taxes/school budget and serve everyone. No need to over complicate it.

Part of the problem with public schools is that they are public.

The reality is that in diverse areas there will be some kids whose parent's simply don't have their sh*t together for whatever reason. It is hard enough to teach hoodrat kids, so if you can at least provide a meal so that they aren't hungry, it could yield more benefits for everyone (i.e., maybe the hoodrat kid doesn't disrupt the class as much or other dysfunctional behavior).

This would be a good idea, but I wonder if school cafeterias are up to the task. From what I've seen of the food they serve, it tends to either not be portioned large enough, or is junk food. It's probably still a good solution though.

posted on Aug, 25 2018 @ 09:03 AM
a reply to: burdman30ott6


Start calling them out. I should not b forced to work harder because they won't.

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