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Future mad scientist. Currently in graduate school working on my PhD in infectious diseases.

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US Rep. Jack Kingston Proposes That Poor Students Sweep Floors In Exchange For Lunch

Perennial asshat Jack Kingston wants poor kids to work for their lunch..

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.) wants kids to learn early in life that there's no such thing as a free lunch. To make sure they absorb that lesson, he's proposing that low-income children do some manual labor in exchange for their subsidized meals.

On Saturday, Kingston, who is vying to be his party's nominee in Georgia's Senate race next year, spoke at a meeting of the Jackson County Republican Party about the federal school lunch program.

Under that program, children from families with incomes at or below 130 percent of the poverty line are eligible for free meals. Students from families with incomes between 130 percent and 185 percent of the poverty level can receive lunches at reduced prices.

But on Saturday, Kingston came out against free lunches, saying that children should have to pay at least a nominal amount or do some work like sweeping cafeteria floors.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/18/jack-kingston-school-lunch_n_4467711.html


This dipshit then doubles down on his remarks and states he never said "poor kids" and this was all the fault of "Democrats who he said planted a tracker to film his comments".


http://www.politico.com/story/2013/12/jack-kingston-school-lunch-quote-101377.html

He is running for US Senate Seat here, I hope he gets creamed.

Posted by bench scientist | Fri Dec 20, 2013, 08:43 PM (10 replies)

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Posted by bench scientist | Fri Dec 20, 2013, 08:29 PM (11 replies)
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