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So they want me to feed other peoples kids now ?

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posted on Oct, 15 2020 @ 03:47 PM
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I'm OK with social security , free healthcare and other benefits for the poor but now Marcus Rashford , a Manchester United player who earns £10 Million a year want's me and others , who don't earn £10 Million a year to pay for other peoples kids to be fed during the school holidays .... I mean what !

Surely if you have kids the onus is on you to clothe and feed them ?

The government have rejected the idea and are now taking heat for the decision , at some point they will probably fold and the magic money tree will be called upon again , perhaps we should also pay for nappies as a goodwill gesture !

But Prime Minister Boris Johnson's spokesman said: "It's not for schools to regularly provide food to pupils during the school holidays.

"We believe the best way to support families outside of term time is through Universal Credit rather than government subsidising meals."

Reacting to the comment, Rashford wrote on Twitter: "Merry Christmas kids...
"It's also not for food banks to feed millions of British children but here we are. 250% increase in food poverty and rising..
news.sky.com...


Beam me up Scotty !!!




posted on Oct, 15 2020 @ 03:53 PM
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And you are , aren't you ?
We do in the US.
Its called charity .
edit on 10/15/20 by Gothmog because: I take back the socialism , as it is not.



posted on Oct, 15 2020 @ 03:53 PM
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a reply to: gortex

Why do you hate children?



posted on Oct, 15 2020 @ 03:57 PM
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a reply to: gortex

What kind of twisted evil person wouldn't support this and wants children to starve?
Hitler comes to mind....


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posted on Oct, 15 2020 @ 03:58 PM
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I bring soup, rolls, and pasties to my own kids, grandkids, and their husbands and also one great grandkid. I am doing my share, If I start giving money to feed other kids, I won't be able to do this for the thirteen people I feed quite often. My kids and their families are not rich either.



posted on Oct, 15 2020 @ 03:59 PM
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Socialism .

If it was Socialism the underprivileged would be working in government jobs or labour camps so this wouldn't be being called for.



Its called charity .

They get free school meals when they're at school , that's fine , the problem is providing them when they are on holiday.
Charity is fine but at this time of money being thrown left right and centre due to COVID and Brexit just around the corner fiscally these are worrying times.


originally posted by: Bluntone22
a reply to: gortex
Why do you hate children?


I don't hate kids but neither do I want to feed someone else's kids.
edit on 15-10-2020 by gortex because: (no reason given)



posted on Oct, 15 2020 @ 04:00 PM
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originally posted by: Bluntone22
a reply to: gortex

Why do you hate children?


Why would you not man?



posted on Oct, 15 2020 @ 04:03 PM
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So you advocate for the very costly plans the Democrats here in the US back that isn’t guaranteed to solve anything, but don’t even wanna feed some kids in your own country during Coronavirus, when tons lost their jobs? Seems like small peanuts and very hypocritical of you.



posted on Oct, 15 2020 @ 04:03 PM
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a reply to: gortex

I know but it’s always the same stupid argument.
No matter how much is given to people it will never be enough.
But saying that makes you a cruel jerk.



posted on Oct, 15 2020 @ 04:04 PM
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Social programs only ever grow, never recede. They'll create multiple programs with overlapping functions, and there is still always need. After these programs get started you have people who's job it becomes to make sure the need is still there, nobody wants to nix their gravy train. So when the discussion comes up about reducing a program there are many lives and livelihoods that will be placed in jeopardy. This is extremely problematic towards any chances of an effecient longterm society.
edit on 10/15/2020 by TheLead because: (no reason given)



posted on Oct, 15 2020 @ 04:10 PM
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originally posted by: TheLead
a reply to: gortex

Social programs only ever grow, never recede. They'll create multiple programs with overlapping functions, and there is still always need. After these programs get started you have people who's job it becomes to make sure the need is still there, nobody wants to nix their gravy train. So when the discussion comes up about reducing a program there are many lives and livelihoods that will be placed in jeopardy. This is extremely problematic towards any chances of an effecient longterm society.


Exactly.... Progressives don't measure success by how many people DON'T need their programs, but how many people DO need their programs. Success to the right is fewer people needing poverty programs... success to the left is record number of people on poverty programs.



posted on Oct, 15 2020 @ 04:18 PM
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originally posted by: Middleoftheroad
So you advocate for the very costly plans the Democrats here in the US back that isn’t guaranteed to solve anything, but don’t even wanna feed some kids in your own country during Coronavirus, when tons lost their jobs? Seems like small peanuts and very hypocritical of you.


👆



posted on Oct, 15 2020 @ 04:21 PM
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originally posted by: gortex
a reply to: Gothmog




Socialism .

If it was Socialism the underprivileged would be working in government jobs or labour camps so this wouldn't be being called for.



Its called charity .

They get free school meals when they're at school , that's fine , the problem is providing them when they are on holiday.
Charity is fine but at this time of money being thrown left right and centre due to COVID and Brexit just around the corner fiscally these are worrying times.


originally posted by: Bluntone22
a reply to: gortex
Why do you hate children?


I don't hate kids but neither do I want to feed someone else's kids.

I pulled the socialism part. (even stated as much)
You added it back to your quote ?

So , you are saying the government is trying to do their own part , and you will not ?
I will continue to help others as long as I have anything to give.



posted on Oct, 15 2020 @ 04:22 PM
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originally posted by: gortex
I'm OK with social security , free healthcare and other benefits for the poor but now Marcus Rashford , a Manchester United player who earns £10 Million a year want's me and others , who don't earn £10 Million a year to pay for other peoples kids to be fed during the school holidays .... I mean what !

Surely if you have kids the onus is on you to clothe and feed them ?

The government have rejected the idea and are now taking heat for the decision , at some point they will probably fold and the magic money tree will be called upon again , perhaps we should also pay for nappies as a goodwill gesture !

But Prime Minister Boris Johnson's spokesman said: "It's not for schools to regularly provide food to pupils during the school holidays.

"We believe the best way to support families outside of term time is through Universal Credit rather than government subsidising meals."

Reacting to the comment, Rashford wrote on Twitter: "Merry Christmas kids...
"It's also not for food banks to feed millions of British children but here we are. 250% increase in food poverty and rising..
news.sky.com...


Beam me up Scotty !!!




You are arguing for personal responsibility. Why don't you feel the same way regarding social security and healthcare?



posted on Oct, 15 2020 @ 04:26 PM
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Sounds like a brand-spanking new form of tax called ‘feeding other people’.
I live in a place where the corrupt politicians would be foaming at the mouth for something like this.

It would peeve me off to, taxes are already pretty high where I live.
Yes, feeding the kids sounds like a just cause, but how much of will go to corruption, frivolous spending etc?


Have they no shame? I’m sure it’s already in the budget.. But times are especially tough.
I don’t know anymore, one can only give so much.

I get where you’re coming from.



posted on Oct, 15 2020 @ 04:30 PM
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You and I don’t always agree, and I’m a US citizen, not UK, but I agree with you here on principle. Taxpayers shouldn’t be compelled/forced to pay for others’ meals in every little circumstance that pops up. If people want to help others with that, they can do it at the time and circumstance and vector of their choosing.



posted on Oct, 15 2020 @ 04:31 PM
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a reply to: gortex




Beam me up Scotty

Mandela effected away never was said according to now world.



posted on Oct, 15 2020 @ 04:35 PM
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first i read is feed kids to kids....yuckreply to: SeaWorthy



posted on Oct, 15 2020 @ 04:54 PM
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a reply to: Middleoftheroad

why not tax all the sports people earning over a million instead of asking the working man who's basically on a pittance to pay extra



posted on Oct, 15 2020 @ 05:05 PM
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Aren't there already programs that provide food and funding assistance so that providing extra food should be unnecessary? I always assumed that public assistance in the UK would have a SNAP counterpart and a TANF counterpart, probably Section 8 housing and all the rest of the entitlements too.

Of course, even knowing that I know that we continue to provide food assistance in the form of free meals to some school kids in some parts of the country as the governments there see fit through the summers for some reason even if their parents have SNAP.




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