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What is wrong with the Republican Party – ‘W. Virginia Republican: Make Poor School Kids Work For Food’

poor get poorer in TN

Making children work for food.

Does that make you proud to be a Republican?

‘In response to a shocking 2012 national survey revealing that three out of five American teachers report hunger in their classrooms, West Virginia’s House of Delegates passed a bill to address childhood hunger, with an overwhelmingly bipartisan vote of 89-9’.

‘Tyler Kingkade from The Huffington Post reports that SB633 — also known as the “Feed to Achieve” Act — will provide free breakfasts and lunches to all K-12 public school students, and make up for any budgetary shortfalls by establishing non-profit organizations to collect donations’.

‘W. VA Governor Earl Ray Tomblin is expected to sign the bill into law’.

‘State Delegate Ray Canterbury (R-Greenbriar), turned the proceedings into a fiery debate when he claimed that school children should be required to work for their school lunches’:

“I think it would be a good idea if perhaps we had the kids work for their lunches: trash to be taken out, hallways to be swept, lawns to be mowed”.

“If they miss a lunch or they miss a meal they might not, in that class that afternoon, learn to add, they may not learn to diagram a sentence, but they’ll learn a more important lesson”.

“You’re poor so rich peoiple will tell you when you can eat.”
(Note : I added the last sentence but clearly that’s what he is thinking.)
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