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  •  Another point that goes right past Ryan's mind: (17+ / 0-)

    A poor family can't afford good food, only cheap food.  

    That school lunch is most likely the most nutritious thing that poor child is getting all day.  Good nutrition is important in the developing brain of a child.

    Lack of enough food and/or nutritious food is going to hurt that child physically and mentally for the rest of their life, and diminish the contribution they can make to our society.

    According to some studies, a person making $50,000 a year is paying around $36 a year for these programs.  Not only is $36 a tiny price to pay to help see that all children develop to their potential, but even the dumbest fiscal conservative ought to realize that things like chronic obesity (a common problem in poor people due to their cheap food diets) is going to cost far more than $36 a year in higher medical expenses as that person reaches the second half of their adult life.

    •  they cannot think into this problem that deeply (0+ / 0-)
      ...even the dumbest fiscal conservative ought to realize that things like chronic obesity (a common problem in poor people due to their cheap food diets) is going to cost far more than $36 a year in higher medical expenses as that person reaches the second half of their adult life.
      After all, they have their ideological dogma to be maintained at all costs!

      America's LAST HOPE: vote the GOP OUT in 2014 elections. MAKE them LOSE the House Majority and reduce their numbers in the Senate. Democrats move America forward - Republicans take us backward and are KILLING OUR NATION!

      by dagnome on Fri Mar 07, 2014 at 08:50:25 AM PST

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      •  You may be right. (0+ / 0-)

        The conservative who thinks it's too expensive to pay for contraceptives for a poor person can't connect the dots to figure out that paying for a child to be born is far, far more expensive.

        Or maybe they really DO believe the stork brings them.  Sadly, that actually makes more sense than believing that birth control is more expensive medically than birth.

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