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    Why the National School Lunch Program exists?

    Shouldn't poor families already be receiving aid through SNAP?

    If SNAP works, why do we need the NSLP?

    Why does the Fed need to be involved? Why can't the State collect the taxes and fund the programs in their own districts?

    Why do we need to Fed involved in this?
     
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    I blame the "separation of church and state" for being taken to such extremes that private groups, especially religious, cannot be entrusted to serve the local communities. Somehow there is a need to legislate on the federal level to ensure equal access, instead of trusting States to implement local programs. Because some people represent and serve through religious based groups, that isn't equal across the board. So federal laws are turned to as a 'secular' substitute for the church or charitable outreach that could provide services.

    Ironically, those who do not rely on the church for representation or services, but depend on the government for provisions are equally guilty of violating church and state separation by imposing their own biases and interests on public policy at the expense of others who believe the private sector should and could handle these things more effectively.

    (Also, once political and private interests start to benefit off contracts (either school or prisons or public housing) then they start defending their stakes in the programs. That becomes an endless mess, which we are seeing today. When it comes to cutting the state budgets, all groups are screaming out at the same time. If you look at the programs that don't depend on public funding, the ones already set up to be cost-effective or self-sustaining are the programs we should model after anyway!)
     
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    Plenty of churches feed the poor.

    This has nothing to do with religion.
     
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    Why does it matter which program is used, if the child is feed a lunch? Do you think he will eat twice if he falls under both programs??:lol:
     
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    You don't think it matters how tax-dollars are spent?

    Show me why the program is needed? Also, show me that the Fed can run this program better and more efficiently than the States. Make your case for taking peoples' money through taxes for this program.
     
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    Are you spending the tax-dollars twice when you feed the child once? Is that the problem? I think you worry about the little things in life. Does it keep you awake at night?:lol:

    No program is made unless it is needed. I don't need to show you anything, and its the general welfare clause. Sigh,.....are drinking again?:lol:
     
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    Then you should be able to show why we need this program...
    So you can't justify the program's existence...
    You're an idiot

    Anyone else? Can anyone make the case for this program's existence?
     
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    Because Food stamps only go so far. The free breakfast program was established because if kids are fed in the morning, they will be able to learn. You might know this but their are people out there that are doing the best they can. Working to try and provide for their families. We keep giving corporation tax breaks and they only create low wage jobs. They have to have a place to live and something to eat.

    States with the biggest poverty are usually conservative states. Leaving at the state level would have a detrimental effect. Instead of helping its people, it would help corporation pocket books. Usually Breakfast and lunch cost $4 a day ($2 bucks each meal) and thats being conservative. So if a family of 3 kids that would cost them $240/month. Thats alot of money for a family bringing in $2000 a month. Kids in America shouldn't have to starve so the people who have the ability to feed the entire nation get another break.

    Its literally a drop in the bucket if that. Lets worry about the big shit like all the waste in the Military and how ONE tomahawk missile cost $1 million dollars.
     
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    If SNAP doesn't work, fix SNAP.
    If they're parents aren't caring for them, then encourage the parents to alert CPS
    How does California running the program benefit the corporations while the Fed running it doesn't?
    Isn't that what SNAP and WIC are for?
    Again, we have other programs in place for that
     
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    I do not even know why the DOE is setting policies for schools on a nationwide basis, or even why it exists. How do you expect me to tell you why the feds feel a need to feed students?
     

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