Wednesday, January 15, 2014

GOP Rep. Opposes Free School Lunch, Charges Taxpayers $4,182 In Meals

Republican Representative Jack Kingston of Georgia opposes the federal lunch program for poor children. In December, he told a GOP gathering that such children should learn "that there is...no such thing as a free lunch" and proposed that they "sweep the floor of the cafeteria." Kingston, however, doesn't mind free lunches for him and his staff. A report by the Savannah affiliate of NBC found that taxpayers paid for $4,182 worth of free business meals (which could have bought almost 2,000 school lunches) for Kingston's congressional office over the past three years. Kingston and staff also enjoyed free meals totaling $4,289.33, paid for by third party groups. Watch:

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