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Who will pay for meals?

August 14, 2014

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s heart is in the right place with her Summer Meals Act proposal. Too many children who receive free and reduced lunch during the school year go hungry during the summe....

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Annarondac

Aug-17-14 6:04 AM

The PC crowd has made many afraid to speak out when they should. Instead of being humble when getting government assistance, some wear it as a badge of honor. There is no pride in accomplishment. Also, the government has taken giving assistance away from the churches, who help form good foundations in those that receive their help. I've talked with many from the Salvation Army and Good Will, who have recovered from a destructive life to a proud, productive, wage earning way of life, and they say it's because of the teachings they received along the way. Government can't do this, caring people can.

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drugsrus

Aug-16-14 9:08 PM

laker, I'm impressed- you get 1 atta boy for that last comment.

getreal, say what?? self respect and self discipline top the list of things we have lost besides the family unit. Pride in doing one's best, civic pride, respect for others..... and the list goes on. Sadly the people who are lacking the most on this list aren't reading this or anything else except Facebook on their Iphones in between playing Candy Crush and checking out the latest artwork at the tattoo shop

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getreal

Aug-16-14 10:33 AM

I agree with all the comments!!! but what is going to change the breakdown. People do not want to be educated as you can tell from all the kids not going to school...and most of the so called parents not giving a crap! So whats the answer? I say if you don't have a depended to go hungry there stops the cycle!

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laker88

Aug-16-14 10:11 AM

No question that the breakdown of the family unit is having a serious impact on our society. It's one of the leading causes of the increasing poverty level, many studies confirm the significant negative effects on childrens education...all of which make for both moral and grave economic concerns.

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TiredOfTax

Aug-16-14 8:06 AM

I am not going to fight over feeding a hungry child but the family is supposed to be the close knit family that takes care of their own. A community should help only when there are extenuating circumstances that preclude the family from providing for themselves and then there is the state and federal layers of bureaucratic redundancy that should not even be necessary.

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Annarondac

Aug-16-14 7:02 AM

It's not about sex, it's about the deterioration of the family unit as a whole. What ever your combination is, the stability of a family through good and bad over a long time, having daily meals with no electronics, adding a religious or spiritual component most times produces good citizens.

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drugsrus

Aug-16-14 12:55 AM

yeah getreal, cheaper for everybody, BUT more ankle biters means more $$$$ in the welfare check and that costs the working people more.

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getreal

Aug-15-14 8:45 PM

C O N D O M S

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getreal

Aug-15-14 8:44 PM

Maybe people who cant afford take care of themselves should get free ******s or take the pill so they don't reproduce and bring another offspring into the world that they cant take care of. That would be much cheaper

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Annarondac

Aug-15-14 5:16 PM

Guess it's time to paint my white picket fence rainbow colors. It's so pc.

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drugsrus

Aug-15-14 11:17 AM

BoB, but we do need to return to those days. Just like the days when neighborhood discipline was OK, and IF word that the neighbor yelled at you -- there was bigger trouble. Bring back pride in community and self respect

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MrBoB51

Aug-15-14 8:06 AM

Parents providing meals, a safe home environment and a good education is so 50's and 60's. It's a lot easier now to hold out your hand than to use that hand on a frying pan. Face it Anna, we're fossils.

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Annarondac

Aug-14-14 8:38 PM

What about the concept of parents providing meals. Wow. That's revolutionary. The Feds also are making a video with our tax dollars to make kids eat foods they don't like, for parents. I say I'm for choice. Ha ha. For the kids.

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MrBoB51

Aug-14-14 1:36 PM

Progressive republicans in Congress like McConnell, Boehner and the Maine sisters will love this. Waiting for November.

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MrBoB51

Aug-14-14 1:29 PM

Translation: "Instead of helping to create more opportunities, lets create MORE Govt dependents...on somebody else's dime!! Hahaha..remember, it's for the children..lotsa love; K.Gillibrand".

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BillLair

Aug-14-14 11:42 AM

We also need to know how a child is designated in need of free meals. Is a specific school designated in a school district as in need, or are specific children within the district designated? Is an entire school district designated and are all children in that school district then designated as in need? Are free meals available to any child that shows up?

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