To Robert Nebel:
In Georgia?! Sh'yeah, right; maybe in another decade when it takes assholes in Cobb and Gwinnett two hours+ to drive to their jobs in their SUVs, we may see a real improvement in transit.
Please don't vote for this ignorant douchebag.
My kid goes to a public elementary school with over 90% free lunch.
You know what?
There are kids assigned to throw away trash and wipe down the tables after every lunch period.
You think the East Cobb kids get this kind of work detail?
Goodness. The disdain for poor people is just sad. Everyone wants there to be poor people so we can have cheap housecleaning, cheap handymen, cheap food but then they are looked down upon like they are choosing to be poor. It's disgusting really. The sad part is that this was becoming Dr. King's mission when he was killed a half century ago and now the attitudes toward the poor have gotten worse.
While I feel that we are festooned with too many autos, strip malls, lack of east-west connections, I am still optimistic that the metro has the ability to turn things around. It just takes bold leadership & and an involved public that desires change.
Note to people: don't have kids if your poor. End of Story. As a single person, I don't want to subsidize your poor choices in life. Thanks for listening.
"Using 19 criteria Arthur D. Little assessed the mobility maturity and performance of 84 cities worldwide."
What is that criteria?
and mop the floor with tears! amirite, kingston?
Few things get me worked-up anymore, due to the poor state of our moral compass as a nation. This one though, is hard to ignore. I grew up a child of a single mother who worked 40+ hours a week as a waitress for over 20 years to support us. I depended on free/reduced lunches during my entire time in school. I was already embarrassed enough picking up my lunch token in the morning and having to hand it to the lunch lady in front of other students paying full price. No one is proud to receive government assistance. This clown thinks I should have also been mopping the floors in front of the more affluent students? Sounds a little reminiscent of feudalism/Jim Crow, no? Talk about a recipe for bullying.
Also, he has clearly not done his homework, as there is already a reduced-price lunch program, where those who are not as poor pay about half-price for lunches. And, to paint this as strictly a social welfare program is dishonest. It benefits the farmers as much, if not more than the students, as it provides a guaranteed customer base for agricultural products. That is why the program is run by the USDA, not the Department of Education or DHHS.
Another point to note: there is very little abuse here, as families are required to submit detailed income verification documentation every single year to prove their eligibility. Submitting false documentation is a federal crime and subject to prosecution.
It's easy to tell when someone's never been poor themselves, or had to sit at the kitchen counter and look at the check book and then each other and say: do we buy groceries or do we buy your meds...
Too bad one cannot trace how those 'unsecured' 'provisional' ballots actually voted, and in what precincts...
Newt Gingrich said something similar to this in the presidential primary. Maybe Jack will hop on the moon base idea next.
Not surprising at all.. Most of America is a sprawling-strip mall dotted-suburbia speckled-freeway.
1. Capital gains tax relief
2. Walton grantor retained annuity trusts tax relief, (this alone saves the top 1% a $100 BILLION dollars in taxes because they can avoid the gift tax)
3. Mortage interest tax relief
4. Puerto Rican tax shelters which have ZERO taxes on cap gains and ZERO taxes on interest and dividends, which are not only taken advantage of by the ultra rich, but also hedge funds.
I could go on, but I think more people are interested in Northwest Kardashians eyebrows and when Miley Cyrus is going to twerk on national tv again.......
I think a better thing would be to get the myth out of jack kingston's head that trickle down economics is a viable plan for a society.
"As elected officials we are bound by oath to uphold the Constitutions of Georgia and the United States, and the refusal to permit state resources to be utilized in the implementation of Obamacare is a necessary step to maintain our oaths, Ok, as a Georgia citizen, tax payer and voter I am of the position that these 'Good Old Boys" have no qualms about wasting tax payers money with theses bills which will (if passed) surely lead to long drawn out expense law suites. you are bound to uphold United States Supreme Court Rullings
In our race to be the best Hunger Games we can be, Kingston's (or one of his pal's) little tour bus shuttle to the north end of Cumberland Island has a'ways to go to rival the sleek bullet train ride (elite only allowed) to The Capitol from the poverty-ridden Districts portrayed in the fictional popular media. But hey, it's a great start! He's clearly working off the latest R master plan to let the kids of America shoulder the burden of a bloated government. That, or more likely he's just working from whatever stupid he pulls out of his own dumb arse.
Meanwhile, Kingston and the rest of the "do nothing congress" keep sucking off the government's teat.
Let's hope AG Olens presses criminal charges. Slapping Fulton County with consent orders, administrative hearings, and fines punishes the taxpayers, not the perpetrators. Putting the perpetrators and their enablers in jail will get their attention.
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