How little so many people understand about poverty, how a person gets there, and the many factors that keep people there no matter what they do. A few do get out, but so very few, and it's not because they don't try. Sure, there are a few truly lazy people, but the vast majority would rather be working and self-sustaining. And they need our help, not our disdain. Calling their plight in life "laziness" helps nothing - including relieving the burden they impose on the system. Yes, improvements are needed in current welfare programs to help these people move to independence by giving them tools/training and not just handouts, but in the meantime we can't allow ignorance to take away their only means of survival. Everytime I hear the word "lazy" on this subject I hear ignorance. And it's inexcusable coming from our elected officials.
mediumator, "leftist imbecile lunies"? You might try getting your own facts straight before making such a remark. This whole matter stems from monetary shortages so how do you suppose money is saved by a program that needs MORE money to compensate parents who get involved with their kids' schools? That is NOT what Andre was talking about. He was talking about charging needy kids the same FULL school lunch prices as other kids pay - even though they can't afford it. The result? The kids won't have lunch because they can't afford it and so it DOES mean taking away their school lunches.
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