Obama's Free Lunch Plan To Destroy Stigma (And Taxpayers)
In this age of high unemployment rates and a seriously weak economy, the U.S. Department of Agriculture is worried about an even more important issue: the stigma associated with government food programs. So the bureaucrats there came up with a brilliant and realistic plan.
To avoid making the kids who receive free breakfast and lunch feel in any way bad about their situation (and thereby hope to improve their lot as they age), now all U.S. children will be eligible to receive free breakfast, lunch and snacks, regardless of their family income! This new program -- enacted under an initiative from President Obama -- is being tested in three states this year and will be offered to all states beginning in 2014. Great idea, President Obama!
Here's a story in the Detroit Free Press about the Detroit roll-out of the program. The story doesn't mention how much the program costs or who will pay for it. It doesn't mention any negative consequences of having the government take over the parental role of feeding one's children. It doesn't mention whether the Ag department has a plan to avoid London-style riots in the future. I'm sure it will work out fine!