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  •  it's a bullshit story (3+ / 0-)
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    coral, CoExistNow, nadd2

    There was never a time in the history of school lunches that only poor kids got them, and the not poor kids got brown bags.  If there were lunches, the not-poor kids parents paid for them.  And it was a big deal with the poor kids, who used to get to just watch, got their lunches subsidized, but only if their poor parents filled out the humiliating paperwork so their kids could get a nutritious meal.

    That story, invented by by the great welfare reformer who just knew that if poor mothers loved their children they'd stop being poor and get jobs, isn't fact based.  

    I was sorry that Chris Hayes let his right-wing counterpart get away with his deflection.  (ButI am glad that Chris Hayes showed his little boy a moo cow, on a previous show. For that I will always like Chris.)    

    Since the story is made up, it's not a story, it's a metaphor.

    The meaning is, kids who get free lunches aren't loved at home.  The poor aren't just poor, they're poor to spite their kids.  


    •  Laying on the guilt, not only (1+ / 0-)
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      anna shane

      can't you feed your children. It's proof that you don't love them.

      Skepticism of all the elite institutions, not trust, is what required for successful leadership in this era. Digby

      by coral on Fri Mar 07, 2014 at 11:25:41 AM PST

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