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Bring Back The Welfare Stigma
The Federalist, by Daniel Payne

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Posted By:StormCnter, 8/21/2014 4:06:52 PM

The public schools in my hometown of Richmond, Virginia, are not known for superb quality—one of them had so pandemic a rodent infestation that it was subsequently overrun by snakes—but give the incompetent buffoons some credit. They know a good handout when they see it: Richmond Public Schools (RPS) recently signed on to a federal program that “encourages school districts to feed everyone by eliminating many of the restrictions in the National School Lunch Program.” It’s bad enough that we’ll have more students belly up to the government food trough (if you’ve never had a taste of “free” government lunch, consider

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Maggie2u, 8/21/2014 4:31:56 PM     (No. 9975573)

It´s really bad in England. Tuesday t,he DailyMail had a story about a 32yr. old single mother of eight on welfare all her adult life. She had to have a hysterectomy and is now saying it´s her right to have as many children as she wants and is planning on having two more children by surrogates. And demands the taxpayers pay for it.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: maryann4629, 8/21/2014 5:02:27 PM     (No. 9975613)

When my kids were in elementary school they were encouraged to apply for free/reduced lunches. I explained to them that we would not qualify. I was told that they wanted everyone to apply because there was certain aid that was available based on the percentage of student applicants, regardless of qualification! We did not apply. I´m proud of the fact that we don´t qualify, and furthermore, our financials/income/etc. are not the business of anyone in the schools!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 8/21/2014 5:37:18 PM     (No. 9975649)

#2, agree. Our district regularly sends home the forms for families to apply for free or reduced price lunch, and their reason is the same. So they waste money printing and processing thousands of forms, and very few, if any qualify.

We never filled out the forms.


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