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New York to offer free lunch to all middle-school students
Mineral Wells Index (TX) ^ | July 9, 2014 | By Henry Goldman

Posted on 07/14/2014 4:09:38 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

New York's $75 billion spending plan for the fiscal year that began last week includes the first step toward offering free lunch for all 1.1 million students, expanding a program now reserved only for the city's poorest children.

Starting in September, the city will spend an additional $6.25 million a year so that all 177,000 students in the sixth through eighth grades will qualify for free breakfast and lunch.

By expanding the program, advocates seek to eliminate the shame and embarrassment that keep many children who qualify for the free lunches from receiving them.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New York
KEYWORDS: lunch; schoollunch
As I recall, the USSR provided their citizens a "free lunch".
1 posted on 07/14/2014 4:09:38 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The Free $#*+ Army marches on.


2 posted on 07/14/2014 4:10:38 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I guess there aren’t any parents anymore. (Can only wonder where all the kids came from? Maybe they’re the result of Obama’s big kidnapping program on our southern border?)


3 posted on 07/14/2014 4:13:57 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ((Brilliant, Profound Tag Line Goes Here, just as soon as I can think of one..))
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

But there ain’t no such thing as a free lunch. (TANSTAAFL)


4 posted on 07/14/2014 4:14:45 PM PDT by Tired of Taxes
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

It’s all about control. I subsidize you, you vote for me.


5 posted on 07/14/2014 4:14:47 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Send all the Illegals up to New York. That’ll cut down on some of the expense of keeping them til they are old enough to vote Democrat and get more ‘Free Stuff”.


6 posted on 07/14/2014 4:15:08 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: faithhopecharity; Oldeconomybuyer

I got a “free lunch” in grade school after I washed trays, dishes, silverware, pots & pans and grills for an hour each day.


7 posted on 07/14/2014 4:16:16 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Won’t the middle school students feel shame if the teachers have to pay for their lunches while the students dine free? NY had better give the teachers free lunches also. After all, it’s all free. /sarc


8 posted on 07/14/2014 4:17:09 PM PDT by House Atreides (ANOTHER CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN FOR CHILDERS 2014 .... Don't reward bad GOPe behavior.)
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To: House Atreides

“Free lunch”

What if someone brings their own?

In the higher grades the kids can just leave and eat at Chik-fil-A right??


9 posted on 07/14/2014 4:20:10 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

That my friends is not a free lunch, if my math is correct that is $17.65 per meal! Procurement, distribution, preparation and serving... All for just $18 per tray. Follow the money, see who benefits. (Is it the “clilren!)


10 posted on 07/14/2014 4:27:20 PM PDT by OldLurker (D.R.I.P. Don't Re-elect Incumbent Politicians Join Now, No Dues, No Registration)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
New York taxpayers forced to offer free lunch to all middle-school students at the point of a gun

Fixed.
11 posted on 07/14/2014 4:29:36 PM PDT by RandallFlagg (Uninstall Fascist Firefox. Get Pale Moon.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Once and for all: There SHOULD be shame and embarrassment associated with accepting free s**t from the government.


12 posted on 07/14/2014 4:32:42 PM PDT by denydenydeny ("World History is not full of good governments, or of good voters either "--P.J. O'Rourke)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I guess that’s more welfare money their parents can spend on booze and drugs and other stuff.


13 posted on 07/14/2014 4:32:54 PM PDT by BBell (The Blue Dog is Stupid)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Breakfast?

When I was a kid we ate breakfast BEFORE we went to school.


14 posted on 07/14/2014 4:33:42 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer; All

Are these free lunches from Michelle’s list of approved foods?

NY taxpayers should consider filing suit against the waste of their hard earned dollars.

But, on the bright side, NY will need to buy another barge to haul the waste to a brand new landfill somewhere down south. Anyone remember that wandering barge years back?

This will help unemployment, and boost our economy. /S


15 posted on 07/14/2014 4:40:34 PM PDT by jacquej ("It is the peculiar quality of a fool to perceive the faults of others and to forget his own.")
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To: OldLurker
That my friends is not a free lunch, if my math is correct that is $17.65 per meal! Procurement, distribution, preparation and serving... All for just $18 per tray. Follow the money, see who benefits. (Is it the “clilren!)

It's that for 180 days of meals ($35.31 per student for the year, or 9.8¢ per meal). The only way that math works is if nearly every student is already getting a taxpayer paid (no such thing as a free) lunch and they're just adding a few thousand new students. For example, if it is 10,000 new students (with 167,000 already on the dole) then the price would be $1.73 per meal.

Any idea on what the current unsubsidized price for a NYC school lunch is?

16 posted on 07/14/2014 4:50:06 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (The IRS: either criminally irresponsible in backup procedures or criminally responsible of coverup.)
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To: KarlInOhio

I stand corrected and thanks for not flaming a math major who cannot read or a English major who can’t add. Whichever one works will do.. I guess that’s why they threw me outta the supermarket Express lane with 19 items.


17 posted on 07/14/2014 5:07:29 PM PDT by OldLurker (D.R.I.P. Don't Re-elect Incumbent Politicians Join Now, No Dues, No Registration)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

they came with a letter: eat it all, comrade, or else.

so now you now where mooch was working before she effed up the lunches here.


18 posted on 07/14/2014 5:39:36 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man ( Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Every day the kooky Bill de Blasio, and his legion of fawning media, give anyone with a functioning brain another reason to get the hell out of New York.

You’ve been warned!


19 posted on 07/14/2014 5:48:35 PM PDT by canuck_conservative
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

additional $6.25 million for FREE lunch. Excuse me just how is this a free lunch??? Farrakhan math??


20 posted on 07/14/2014 6:26:02 PM PDT by bikerman (Because of the lack of ammo there will be no warning shots. Proud tea bagger.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

so did I!
just about the best part of my grammar school education, too
(other than learning that some guys are lecherous drunks from the shop teacher)


21 posted on 07/14/2014 7:10:58 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ((Brilliant, Profound Tag Line Goes Here, just as soon as I can think of one..))
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To: denydenydeny

“Once and for all: There SHOULD be shame and embarrassment associated with accepting free s**t from the government.”

That mindset died with the WASP culture that built this country. To emphasize the shame involved, you should clarify that they are taking free s**t from US.


22 posted on 07/14/2014 9:54:30 PM PDT by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic warfare against white males (and therefore white families).)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Free for the takers costly for the makers.


23 posted on 07/15/2014 7:19:40 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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