A ‘Conservative’ vision for America – ‘Missouri’s GOP Senate Candidate Says Federal Govt Should Stop Funding School Lunches’
The ‘turn it back to the States’ mantra.
Here’s the problem.
All those States in red? Call them ‘welfare States’. They ‘receive more than a dollar back for every dollar they pay in taxes’.
So if you stop funding school lunches at the Federal level and turn it back to the States, those States that ALREADY receive more back in taxes then they pay in, CAN’T AFFORD an additional program.
And kids go hungry.
But that’s ok.
We have ‘States rights’.
‘Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) — ‘who is running for Sen. Claire McCaskill’s (D-MO) Senate seat — told reporters on Thursday that the federal government should “end its support for school lunch programs,” suggesting that states should fund the effort’:
“There’s another good question of who should be doing that,” Akin said during the discussion with reporters. “Is that something the federal government should be doing? I answer it no — why not do it at the state level?” […]
“I am not against school lunches, but I have a question of whether or not the federal government should be doing many things it is doing, and that would be one I would take a look at.”
From : http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2012/08/16/704081/missouris-gop-senate-candidate-says-federal-govt-should-stop-funding-school-lunches/