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- Posted: Tue, 25 Sep 2012 19:01:18 +0000
Ever consider making your own lunch? It's probably way cheaper, not to mention better. When I was in high school the food was awful. Not to nit-pick your argument apart or anything. I guess the basic sentiment is that if we weren't paying for all these social problems, more people would be able to afford $2.50 for lunch.
No. That's not true at all. There's actually so much wrong with that statement that I don't know where to begin.
Yes, perhaps they could make their own lunches, but some families can't even afford this much. Yes, the food is awful, but when you're poor you don't get to be picky and you should be happy that there's even food for you to eat.
In fact, during the summer, a lot of places run programs to give food to these kids because quite literally, the school lunch is where they get their source of food.
It's kind of obvious that you're not really aware of how poor people are. Or how taxes work.
Nearly 15 million children in the United States – 21% of all children – live in families with incomes below the federal poverty level – $22,350 a year for a family of four. Research shows that, on average, families need an income of about twice that level to cover basic expenses. Using this standard, 44% of children live in low-income families.
Be glad you're so rich that it doesn't even occur to you that the free or reduced lunch is how some people get by.
I live in the poverty level, so I'm well aware of how things are. Do you think it's a good thing that children are so dependent on school meals that they need them even when school is out? Is your solution to simply do more, without ever considering why things are the way they are? You're attempting to give a solution to symptoms rather than the cause, which is noble but not as effective. If these people can't even feed their kids, then they obviously have ******** up somewhere along the line.
Would you rather vote for Obama then? Ya'know with his ObamaCare that imposes eight new mandated taxes on the middle and lower class to pay for the insurance, whether or not you're healthy or even been to the hospital. Oh, and lets not for get to mention, if you don't pay they'll fine you $2500 for not paying and make you pay anyway. So if you can't afford it, guess what you're still ******** because you still have to pay.
Now if you understand Mitt Romney's plan, it's to make cuts now to manage the budget better. Because other wise things like Social Security will go bankrupt in the next half decade or so because of so many people getting benefits from it.