I really can’t repeat some of the stuff going around the web about this sweetheart of the conservative Bible belt bunch. I can repeat her proud position on giving our children free lunches during the summer. NO. You make them lazy and enable welfare queens. That’s the short version. Here’s some snippits.
“Can’t they get a job during the summer by the time they are 16? Hunger can be a positive motivator. What is wrong with the idea of getting a job so you can get better meals? Tip: If you work for McDonald’s, they will feed you for free during your break. […] It really is all about increasing government spending, which means an increase in taxes for us to buy more free lunches and breakfasts.” Cynthia Davis (R)- Missouri
I wonder if Cynthia has a freakin’ clue what the working poor in Missouri cities go through just to make it through the week? Don’t we all know at least one or two hardworking parents who have latchkey kids at home for summer?
So you’re a single parent who hasn’t effectively had a raise in decades. All the wealth has migrated upwards for the last 30 years. You have three kids, 15, 10 and 8. There’s now way you can afford to have daycare for them all, so the teenager babysits. Isn’t it great that they can all walk down to the school and have lunch? APPARENTLY NOT! See sweet Cynthia’s views below:
There lot’s more BillO and RushBo thinking right here: http://cynthiadavis.net/PDFs/cpr090604_Summer_Food_Program.htm
SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM AND NOTICE THE ‘LAZY’ JOKE…right before you hit the button to send her your comments. ~sekanblogger