Saturday, January 25, 2014

Government Fat...

Chris Christie touts new after school free dinner program in Camden

"Republican" Chris Christie wants to force kids to stay longer in school every day, and to eliminate summer break.  Now, he wants FREE DINNER to be added to the menu of FREE LUNCH and FREE BREAKFAST.

Christie is showing that he can play populist just like other big-government Leftists.  How can anybody be against feeding poor children?

This is the same Camden, New Jersey where a corner store was found to have taken in MILLIONS in food stamps (via EBT cards).  It was well known that you could convert your food stamps to cash at 50 cents on the dollar.  That is no longer working, so lets offer free meals, ALL THREE - breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Christie thinks this will help parents see their children succeed -  what it will really do is help parents at not being parents.  Thanks Big Brother!

In 2011, the City of Camden collected $23 million in tax revenue.  Since Camden is shrinking, and not growing, in 2014 they expect to collect $24 million.  The proposed budget for 2014 is $172 million.  The mayor said that will include a request of $112.5 million in aid from the State of New Jersey, with the rest made up in aid from the Federal Government.

First things first, said Christie - Lets focus on eating!


LL said...

Why doesn't the state just house the children in school all the time since's it's feeding them three squares?

Why is the State of New Jersey doling our that sort of aid? Why is the Federal Govt. handing a city that sort of aid?

As I've said before, Chris is really just a fat Hillary.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

He's just a couple of remarks away from being the Gee Oh Pee's and Carl Rove's fair haired boy.

Euripides said...

Apparently, now it takes more than a village to raise kids. It takes a village with a side of fries and coleslaw.

Faith Kopp said...

I am thinking I want to return to school. Think of it: free meals and all I need to do is supplement/pay for the school supplies that I share with other classmates. MMM does it break even?

Faith Kopp said...

Christie, go Paleo and it might shrink you waist and unclog your brain.