Wednesday, December 18, 2013

U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston: Poor children should 'sweep the floors' to get free school lunches

Posted By on Wed, Dec 18, 2013 at 4:53 PM

  • U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston
"But one of the things I've talked to the Secretary of Agriculture about: Why don't you have the kids pay a dime, pay a nickel to instill in them that there is, in fact, no such thing as a free lunch? Or maybe sweep the floor of the cafeteria - and yes, I understand that that would be an administrative problem, and I understand that it would probably lose you money. But think what we would gain as a society in getting people - getting the myth out of their head that there is such a thing as a free lunch."

U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Savannah, who's vying to win U.S. Saxby Chambliss' open seat in 2014, last weekend said that children who qualify for the federal school lunch program should have to pay a small portion of the cost or perform additional work to get their meals. (via Huffington Post)

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