It's been a while since I purposely tried to tick off as many people as possible so this is overdue.
I keep hearing about the Tea Party wanting to starve the children and not pay for their lunch or breakfast so I will sum it up as I see it. I consider myself a Tea Party person at heart but I am not starving children or advocating anyone who wants to, the persons mostly responsible for starving kids is primarily their sorry parents. This may infuriate some of you but try and follow my reasoning, I know there are people who are truly in need and some who are just plain lazy nevertheless we give them aid in the form of food stamps or EBT cards and welfare payments so these people can take care of feeding themselves and their children so why are the children going to school hungry? Are their parents selling the EBT cards for half their face value to buy beer, cigarettes, lottery tickets, drugs, I know not all do (theirs are the kids who get breakfast before going to school) but a great number are and I would be willing to bet this is one
reason they squeal like a stuck pig when you suggest welfare recipients should undergo random drug testing, and why not I had to endure this on my job for over 30 years so it is more than reasonable for them as well.
So what do I suggest, arrest or fine parents who get aid from the government and fail to properly feed their kids. Don't give me any garbage about that being cruel and uncaring, you would arrest the same person for neglecting or mistreating their dog or cat without a second thought and we don't give them any funds to care for their pet, are their pets more valued than children ? (don't answer that, I don't want to embarrass anybody) The fact is we could double spending on welfare and the problem would not change so the only answer I see is punishing the parents till they shape up, maybe some will be inclined to get a job, I'm tired of paying for their cell phone, big screen, food stamps, car and apartment and then getting labeled as a bum trying to starve their children. I happen to believe anyone who won't provide for their own family is worse than an infidel, seems I read that somewhere.