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(New York) City public school kids may get free lunch in proposed budget
New York Daily News ^ | Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 2:30 AM | Erin Durkin

Posted on 04/23/2014 11:25:15 AM PDT by Olog-hai

The City Council’s proposed budget to be unveiled Wednesday will push for two big priorities: free lunch for all public school kids and 1,000 new cops.

The Council is asking for $24 million to provide lunches regardless of how much money kids’ families make.

They’re also seeking $94 million to boost the police force to more than 36,400 cops, among other changes proposed to Mayor de Blasio’s budget. …

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Chit/Chat; Education; Society
KEYWORDS: andrewcuomo; billdeblasio; chirlanemccray; newyork; newyorkcity; nyc; publicschool; tanstaafl

1 posted on 04/23/2014 11:25:15 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

America! The Land of the Free Lunch!


2 posted on 04/23/2014 11:28:22 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: Olog-hai

TANSTAAFL


3 posted on 04/23/2014 11:30:00 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

so, are these the lunches approved by Michelle Obama, which kids end up throwing away?????


4 posted on 04/23/2014 11:34:44 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (Im)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

America! The Land of the Free Lunch!

It seems to be that way. Most schools are heading towards “free” lunches....I love how they put that....”free”. It is wonderful to live in a country that everything is becoming free. It is a wonder that we even have to pay property taxes anymore....lol.


5 posted on 04/23/2014 11:36:00 AM PDT by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: Olog-hai; All
Since I didn't see any mention of federal funding concerning these lunches, I don't have a problem with "free" lunches financed by local / state taxpayers, free lunches ultimately determined by a state's voters.

Otherwise, the states have never delegated to the feds, via the Constitution, the specific power to regulate, tax and spend for intrastate school lunch programs.

6 posted on 04/23/2014 11:37:59 AM PDT by Amendment10
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To: Olog-hai

Well, what would we expect with yet another socialist at the helm?

Actually, NYC might get behind the times. My local school district has free breakfasts and lunches. Someday soon they will add free dinners too.


7 posted on 04/23/2014 11:40:35 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: Olog-hai
Yeah but since NYC is now a Marxist state under Mayor Wilhelm, no doubt he is going to utilize the lunch menu of fellow Marxist Mooshelle...

School children enjoying Michelle Obamas lunch...


8 posted on 04/23/2014 11:44:51 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Bundy ranch "Domestic terrorists" - Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan "work place violence".)
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To: napscoordinator

I heard a fragment of a conversation between a mother and son in a store over the weekend. The mother was telling the boy “It may be free to you but not to someone else.”

I wish I had heard the entire context, but it sounded like she was trying to impress upon him that someone ultimately has to pay for that “free” fill-in-the-blank that is being offered to someone.


9 posted on 04/23/2014 11:48:03 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Democrats: The perfect party for the helpless and stupid, and those who would rule over them.)
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To: Amendment10

That’s not a “republican form of government”. The Constitution, by inference, requires the feds to prevent states from adopting a socialist form of government.


10 posted on 04/23/2014 11:50:19 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Where’s the photo of the tiny something-burger on a dry bun with a half a kiwi that was being served to kids somewhere in the Midwest? After all, it meet the Moochelle standards of being non-nutritious, not filling, flavorless, inadequate even in quantity...and something Moochelle and her daughters would never dream of eating.


11 posted on 04/23/2014 11:50:31 AM PDT by livius
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To: Olog-hai

http://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/VoteUp/2014/03/12/nys-greek-yogurt-added-to-federal-school-lunch-program/6321571/


12 posted on 04/23/2014 11:58:47 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Olog-hai

Follow the Money


13 posted on 04/23/2014 11:59:01 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: fatnotlazy

They have that in Rochester NY...and all summer long, too for any kid that shows up.


14 posted on 04/23/2014 12:00:20 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Olog-hai

Done I am sure soley to make Conservatives like us look like liars and fools when we tell our children “There is no Free Lunch!”


15 posted on 04/23/2014 12:01:26 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Olog-hai

Somebody needs to tell these people that there’s no such thing as a free lunch…….


16 posted on 04/23/2014 12:09:50 PM PDT by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: Olog-hai

Uhhhhh... I sure pity all those poor kids eating Queen Michelle’s lunch.


17 posted on 04/23/2014 12:20:35 PM PDT by Vinylly (?)
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To: Olog-hai; All

I’ve often questioned public schools which are a form of socialism.


18 posted on 04/23/2014 12:27:22 PM PDT by Amendment10
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To: Amendment10

Public schools are explicitly mentioned in the second chapter of the Communist Manifesto.


19 posted on 04/23/2014 12:33:32 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai; Amendment10

Meanwhile, they don’t seem to be mentioned in Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution.


20 posted on 04/23/2014 12:36:09 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: Amendment10
I don't have a problem with "free" lunches financed by local / state taxpayers, free lunches ultimately determined by a state's voters.

Well, I do.

Just because some idiotic law is passed by a state legislature doesn't make it right.

21 posted on 04/23/2014 5:09:44 PM PDT by BfloGuy ( Even the opponents of Socialism are dominated by socialist ideas.)
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