Saturday, December 17, 2011

Limbaugh: Children On Meal Programs “Serfs Dependent On The State”

Poor kids are apparently the latest target for the right wing. First, Newt Gingrich stated that they don’t work unless it’s illegal, and he suggested that impoverished minors mop floors instead of putting all their energies toward studying. Now, incensed by Missouri’s receiving a $2 million federal grant to feed poor youngsters in the summer, Rush Limbaugh criticized school meal programs for turning children into “wanton waifs and serfs dependent on the state.” School lunches spoil the needy brats, according to Limbaugh: “…if you feed the children three square meals a day during the school year, how can you expect them to feed themselves during the summer? “ Listen:

The number of students receiving subsidized lunches rose 17 percent last year, as millions of families, many once middle class, have lost jobs or homes during the economic crisis.


Michael The Molar Maven said...

I believe it has been shown that lack of healthy nutrition is the main cause of underachievement in school and the biggest reason for the gap in performance between the well off and the needy. Certainly, there is no gap in intelligence. (That has also been proven.) Yes, I'm sure there are those who are gaming the system, but I can't believe that curtailing the program for all to stop the "gamers" makes much sense. Perhaps Limbaugh has a hidden agenda - perpetuation of a permanent underclass. Now that I think about it, perhaps his agenda is not so hidden after all.

Jeff Tone said...

Same agenda as Gingrich, who calls for janitors to be fired and poor kids to mop floors instead of devoting all their energies to education.