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.