Feb 9 2017
04:54 pm

Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.) ...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.

Similar to former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) [in 2011]... proposing a similar idea: firing school janitors at schools in low-income neighborhoods and having kids clean the school instead.

Aw man, these guys are cruel.

What is it with Georgia?

R. Neal's picture

Maybe they should have to was

Maybe they should have to wash the rich kids' cars, too.

M. L. Daugherty's picture

Kingston and Gingrich are

Kingston and Gingrich are morons!

Tamara Shepherd's picture


Because we all know that poor people are poor only because they are lazy (rolling eyes).

FYI, whether or not a student participates in the Free and Reduced Meal Program at his school is confidential information not to be shared with other school students or their families.

Years ago, students participating in the program actually entered the school cafeteria and picked up an ID card of sorts permanently stored in a rack on the wall just inside the cafeteria. They presented the card to the cashier at check-out then returned it to the wall rack. You see, then, how this former process served to inform any and all onlookers that a given student participated in the Free Meal program.

Today, all students--whether or not they participate in the Free Meal program--simply enter their PINs at check-out. That PIN either identifies a student as one on the Free Meal program (although even the cashier is not privy to it) or subtracts the cost of the meal from a student's prepaid amount. Parents may prepay their students' meals by periodic check to the school or pay online.

In any event, who is or is not part of this program is strictly confidential. Does Kingston propose that we tatto the foreheads of these cafeteria sweepers, too???

jbr's picture

Just stop being poor

Dave Gorman's picture

it's an old story...


Has he proposed this again?

bizgrrl's picture

Yes, he' a former

Yes, he's a former representative.

So appropriate for the time.

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