School Lunch Program Ripe with "Mistakes"

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    Here's a dirty little secret about the free/reduced lunch program. It's an "honor system". Unfortunately, many of the same people who don't feed their kids, are also dishonest. Anyone surprised by this?
    Elizabeth school officials' kids don't pay full meal costs, records show | NJ.com

    Food Subsidies | Downsizing the Federal Government

    80,000 public schools and 10 investigations in 5 years. And the first lady wants mo money for the program.

    Anyone see a problem????
     
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    Mo money?
     
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    Yes. I believe 4 billion. Perhaps I should have typed "my money".

    But school officials say that's not nearly enough to comply with the new health regs.

    So what's the solution? Should school secretaries check tax returns?
     
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    Thank goodness for the investigative press.

    The idiots in your story should be fired.
     
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    They won't be. But hopefully this will be a wakeup call to the other scammers who I am sure are out there. Anyone who works in a school knows how easy it is.

    But you are right. I give kudos to the Star Ledger who has exposed a lot of waste and corruption in NJ politics.

    TANF and food stamp recipients are automatically enrolled. Perhaps we need to do away with the rest. A peanut butter and jelly sandwich should be available to any kid who doesn't have lunch - regardless of income.

    A billion here; a billion there. Pretty soon you're talking about a lot of money.
     
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    Oh my GOD school children are eating food!

    Those parasites!
     
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    Oh my GOD, an idiot who thinks we have a bottomless pit of money!

    Parasite.
     
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    Stop it editec. This isn't about hungry kids and you know it.

    It's about a system with no accountability. Perhaps if they limited it to truly hungry kids, they'd get more than slop. Wouldn't that make more sense?
     
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    What you mean the big bad conservatives don't want little babies to starve? I am shocked!
     

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