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Ready to spend $4.5M to make school
lunches free? N.J. lawmakers are.

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Posted By: Ribicon, 1/14/2020 3:55:39 PM

Families who qualify for reduced price school lunch but struggle to pay for it will no longer have to worry as long as New Jersey lawmakers get their way. The state Senate and Assembly on Monday each passed a bill requiring the state to spend $4.5 million to pick up the tab for about 518,000 students eligible for reduced price school breakfast and lunch. If signed by Gov. Phil Murphy, the legislation would erase the 30 cents those students currently pay for reduced price school breakfast and the 40 cents for reduced price lunch. "The sad fact is that for many families

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There's no free lunch? False; in the People's Republik of Nuevo Jersey, lunch AND breakfast stand to be libre for one and all, atop the food stamps already granted. The free feedings were also championed by Gov. Chris Christie (R), who was Ann Coulter's choice for president.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: DVC 1/14/2020 4:00:07 PM (No. 288549)
Leftists always anxious to give away OPM to create dependencies and buy votes.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Kowgirl 1/14/2020 4:04:15 PM (No. 288553)
I'm will to bet that many of those families still have money for liquor, maga-data cell phone plans, and nail salon French manicures.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Kowgirl 1/14/2020 4:05:26 PM (No. 288554)
Oops ... MEGA-data, not maga-data ... lol
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Reply 4 - Posted by: montwoodcliff 1/14/2020 4:23:11 PM (No. 288568)
Oh No.2, you are so right on! These people can't afford $.30 for a lunch? You have to be kidding me! I think these kids are refusing to pay; it wouldn't surprise me. They're gonna rip off the man! Back in the day, and I mean WAY WAY WAY back (Eisenhower was President!), the so-called "Government Lunch" served in the high school cafeteria was a big $.25! What is the problem here? But today they all have a cell phone!!! Puh-leeze...give me a break!
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Reply 5 - Posted by: mc squared 1/14/2020 4:28:18 PM (No. 288571)
I think #4 is on to something. Students with cellphones should be dropped from the program. I haven't seen any phone plans for even $1 a day.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Ribicon 1/14/2020 4:42:20 PM (No. 288577)
The cell phones already are free to anyone on welfare, which includes Anchor-Americans. This was enacted under George the Compassionate, despite them being called Obamaphones in the inner city.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: JediJerry 1/14/2020 4:51:30 PM (No. 288581)
This is $4.5M going to the NJ crime syndicate that will control every aspect of providing these free lunches. It's not a free lunch program it is a free money program for the NJ Mafia.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: padiva 1/14/2020 4:54:22 PM (No. 288583)
#4 my cell phone bill was $15 last month. Xfinity. No land line The parents have tattoos, piercings and fast food but not the change for school lunch. My granddaughter is in a NJ school. Her lunch is $3/day.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Strike3 1/14/2020 5:13:26 PM (No. 288600)
Brilliance like this just can't be bought. The reason that many people in New Jersey can not afford a 30 cent lunch is due to the astronomical taxes. Their solution is to raise taxes. Why the hell didn't I think of that?
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Reply 10 - Posted by: HotRod 1/14/2020 5:16:29 PM (No. 288605)
N.J. used to be a beautiful state, many years ago. Why anyone would want to live there now is beyond me. Except for the criminals and those who must work in New York. I suppose natives are used to things now...
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Reply 11 - Posted by: columba 1/14/2020 5:17:07 PM (No. 288607)
I paid for mine. I used money from my part time job.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: enemyofthestate 1/14/2020 6:05:13 PM (No. 288657)
If you cannot afford to pay for your kid's lunch, maybe you should not have had the kid in the first place. Ever think of that? Personal responsibility, what a concept!
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Reply 13 - Posted by: ginadee 1/14/2020 6:21:09 PM (No. 288669)
My folks didn't have much money while I was younger. My sister and I carried home packed lunches of a jelly sandwich and either a piece of fruit or a hard boiled egg. Little money but lots of pride. We got by with what we had and made the best of it. Those experiences from the past have carried me through to a ripe old age of 81.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: red1066 1/14/2020 6:24:52 PM (No. 288675)
Right. Like it's only going to cost 4.5 million.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Twinkle93 1/14/2020 6:39:45 PM (No. 288689)
The simple math is that The $4.5 million will cover less than 15 days of breakfasts and lunches.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: nwcudagal 1/14/2020 9:18:07 PM (No. 288755)
So glad I'm going to be dead soon. People used to learn how to work and make a living and take care of them selves.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Shells 1/14/2020 10:37:52 PM (No. 288791)
Recently saw a Judge Judy episode involving two welfare queens and their teenage daughters. One teen had lost the others enormous, hideous, hoop earrings. Cost of said earnings: $400! They had since been replaced. Neither mothers or daughters worked. The whole crew was on ‘disability.’ I’ve worked hard and earned since I was 12 years old and have never spent more than $40 for a pair of earrings. These fat deadbeats can pound sand. Feed your own dang kids!!
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Reply 18 - Posted by: leonardo 1/14/2020 11:43:31 PM (No. 288813)
Free-stuff giveaways in general will be just fine with the Stepford-Liberal-voters in NJ. How about a check-box on the State Tax form where a Jersey-ite could just delegate a portion of his state tax payment directly to students seeking food? If successful then check-boxes could be added for paying their parents' rent, cab fares, utility bills, transgender surgery, marijuana, iPhone purchases, cable bills, ... but not for their taxes themselves since most would pay zero taxes while the-more- successful would be taxed ... surely Jersey voters are generous enough to subsidize such necessities to show the rest of the nation the way. Hey, what about a checkbox on the NJ tax form to supply Universal Basic Income to those who simply choose to not work ... now THAT'S the ticket!
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Trigger2 1/15/2020 1:14:54 AM (No. 288832)
And NJ taxpayers wonder why they're being taxed to death causing them to flee the state? Maybe NJ can follow Cuomo's playbook and demand more jihadis be sent to his state as well as enticing illegals to move there and enjoy all his gold-plated welfare benefits and gold-plated Medicaid benefits which he now wants to transfer its entire cost to the counties so he can lavish free money on his pet criminal enterprises to enrich himself.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: PChristopher 1/15/2020 1:38:59 AM (No. 288844)
If you can't afford to feed your little whelps, why should I have to subsidize them, and why should you be allowed to have them? This is just Commucrats buying more votes.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: Smart11344 1/15/2020 1:29:34 PM (No. 289320)
I'll bet these same parents have money for booze, drugs, lottery tickets, but no money left for their children. Children are a most precious commodity. Wake UP.
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