Dickensian Mo. State Rep: ‘Hunger Shall Drive Thy Work Ethic!’

ollietwistbeggingformoregruelFood for kids? O-VER-RA-TED! (clap clap clapclapclap) Or so we are to believe, anyway, if we put our faith in Missouri state rep Cynthia Davis (who, shockingly, hails from the Nascar-fueled cornfields of St. Charles County) and her thoughts on the best ways to keep our children satiated. To wit:

Who’s buying dinner? Who is getting paid to serve the meal? Churches and other non-profits can do this at no cost to the taxpayer if it is warranted. […] Bigger governmental programs take away our connectedness to the human family, our brotherhood and our need for one another. […] Anyone under 18 can be eligible? 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. (emphasis courtesy of Prime Buzz)

Yes, how dare that intrusive government deign to assume that kids eligible for reduced school lunch might also not be able to afford summer food! And how greedy are these kids — can’t they just work at McDonald’s like everyone else?!? Cynthia Davis is outraged at this expense! Shouldn’t we at least redirect some of that money toward better glamour shots for our elected representatives?

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