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Republicans Block Child Nutrition Bill

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House Republicans have temporarily blocked legislation to feed school meals to thousands more hungry children.Republicans used a procedural maneuver Wednesday to try to amend the $4.5 billion bill, which would give more needy children the opportunity.....


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Kit H (173)
Wednesday December 1, 2010, 8:41 pm
Feeding children with ham burgers, frys, and etc is not costly? Look out for the health care cost with diabete and so on!

patrica and edw jones (190)
Wednesday December 1, 2010, 10:21 pm

Al Baars (27)
Wednesday December 1, 2010, 11:17 pm
Yes, we have to reign in costly spending, and to prove it, we're going to stomp our feet until we get our tax cuts for the top 2%.

Honestly, did anyone who voted Repug this year expect anything different?

The last thing they want is a nanny state, they much prefer the abusive parent model.

Pamylle G (458)
Thursday December 2, 2010, 2:52 am
The "just drop dead" party strikes again !

Alice C (1797)
Thursday December 2, 2010, 3:34 am
How sad and cold hearted !

Marilyn K (50)
Thursday December 2, 2010, 3:46 am
How many more opportunities that will come up to move our society forward will the GOP block and prevent before we stop voting for them? The past administration that caused this recession is brain washing the public to allow them to continue their wave of mass destruction as they deny people and children basic human and humane rights.

patricia lasek (317)
Thursday December 2, 2010, 5:05 am
Thank you, my fellow Americans, who voted for the GOParty of No in November. What were you thinking?

Carol H (229)
Thursday December 2, 2010, 5:32 am
they have ice water in their veins!

Craig Zimmerman (86)
Thursday December 2, 2010, 5:56 am
It seems that Republicans are even willing to hurt children in order to get tax cuts for their wealthy donors.

Thomas H (37)
Thursday December 2, 2010, 6:41 am
Doggone it! "[I] cannot currently send a star to patricia m because [I] have done so within the last week."

So here's to you, Patricia, for speaking my own mind on this amoral mess.

Craig, you're right on, too. It's the world they live in, not the world that is.

Abrienda S. (0)
Thursday December 2, 2010, 7:23 am
None of this is surprising. Americans are scared, and the GOP knows how to play off their fears. Meanwhile, we will probably hear very little about this in the news. Somehow, we just don't seem to hear a lot about things like the republicans trying to stop a bill to help feed hungry children. Let the people around you know; maybe then they will finally get that this party isn't doing any favors for anyone who isn't a corporation.

. (0)
Thursday December 2, 2010, 8:35 am
Ah, but if it were their children!!

Beth C (8)
Thursday December 2, 2010, 9:05 am
Of course the GOP doesn't care about the unemployed or the children who will starve. They ONLY care about the corporations who are funneling massive amounts of money to them and the Richest 2% of the public. We need another Teddy Roosevelt in government.
All of you who voted for the GOP/TP remember is going to get much worse because of this.

Teresa K (33)
Thursday December 2, 2010, 11:27 am
Wake up America!!!! You did this!!!!

Arielle S (313)
Thursday December 2, 2010, 11:50 am
Good job, Repugs - just when I thought you couldn't get any more disgusting, you did! Great job.

Sir Walk F (124)
Thursday December 2, 2010, 12:55 pm
I'm sure the GOP feels the money spent on chilldrens socialist lunches would be better spent on the military, so we can secure subsidized socialist lunches for kids in other countries.

criss s (4)
Thursday December 2, 2010, 12:57 pm
Once upon a time we didn't have processed garbage for food, then along came the government and the corporations....and now the Republican Party Politicians claim they have to listen to what the people want. I don't think we ever wanted processed garbage to begin with.

Susan Ayres-Lynch (126)
Thursday December 2, 2010, 1:00 pm
Why am I not shocked? Just wait until the children are old enough to vote.

William Y (54)
Thursday December 2, 2010, 1:08 pm
When are people going to realize that if you are not a white, under 50 year old male who makes over $250,000 a year, you are just a pissant to republicoteanut party.

Jon Stewart (37)
Thursday December 2, 2010, 1:08 pm
Off all possible reactions America could have had to the results of 8 years of cheney/bush, the LEAST logical was putting these scumbags back in positions of power.
Holding the Democrats responsible for the results of 2 years of GOP obstruction defies all logic... and the progressive voters who expected their responsibility was over the day after the 2008 election ought to be ashamed.
The ONLY way things will get better over the next couple of years is if President Obama and VP Biden both resign, removing themselves from the GOP crosshairs and FORCING president [gag] boehner and his co-conspirators to act in the best interest of the country... making them choose between the impatience of the voters and the big bucks of their masters... effectively using their "divide and conquer" strategy against them as we head toward 2012.

Past Member (0)
Thursday December 2, 2010, 1:09 pm
Children are our future. To be competent in any school they need to be fed properly. Where is the social conscience of these politicians?

Toni C (508)
Thursday December 2, 2010, 1:17 pm
Whew! I used up a lot of green stars on this issue! People b***hed because Obama didn't pay enough attention to the economy and jobs, so the turkeys put the Repugnants back in office and now they're losing their unemployment benefits...... Smooth move, dudes!

Terry B (649)
Thursday December 2, 2010, 1:40 pm
This is certainly nothing new.

Remember when Bonzo Ronald Reagan in all of his superior intelligence deemed ketchup a vegetable?

Republicans, being essentially retarded are scared to death with anyone who might have had enough nutrition to produce a properly functioning brain.

Karen E. (0)
Thursday December 2, 2010, 2:06 pm
Ya know, I can understand how a lot of people question our welfare system when you stand in line behind someone at the grocery who is being "junk" with food stamps, or had enough cash for the cigarettes and beer, but needs the stamps for food. That does make us all question our welfare system and the dollars spent there. HOWEVER - we are talking about CHILDREN here who have been identified as hungry and it is appalling to me that ANYONE would not want to feed our kids. I am trying so hard to be open minded to the right side, but they are making it harder and harder for me to believe that they really do care about the country and it's people.

Morris G. (18)
Thursday December 2, 2010, 2:11 pm
The federal government should not be in the school lunch business period. That should be left up to the local school boards. This is a local issue not a federal one. A prime example of the federal government over-reaching its authority.

Krasimira B (175)
Thursday December 2, 2010, 2:39 pm
Shameful. Noted, thank you Anna.

. (0)
Thursday December 2, 2010, 3:00 pm
This is not about "starving children", this about feeding your child a proper breakfast, so at lunch time they can have a healthier choice lunch. Why should the federal government play parent? Because the urban districts in this country have come to expect the government to take up the slack in parenting.

Penelope P (222)
Thursday December 2, 2010, 3:06 pm
Have you read that one in six yanks is starving Allan-Have a look at the article on Care2-So much for "feeding Your child a proper breakfast"
Even before this one in twelve kids in the states went to bed hungry look up "Second Harvest"Google it

Carlene V (202)
Thursday December 2, 2010, 3:24 pm
Hello, schools are given money by the government and therefore the government is involved. Schools additionally, make $$ from state, local and property taxes and thanks to 8 years of Bush/Cheney, coupled with Wall Street greed, people have lost their homes and are out of work so.... those "local school boards" don't have enough money to feed hungry children. What then should be done Morris?

The rotten Republicans have made yet another decision that is unimaginable. They will fight tooth and nail to give their rich cronies more tax breaks but do nothing to help hungry children. They should be ashamed ,but trust me, they're not!

Patricia N (41)
Thursday December 2, 2010, 3:43 pm
I remember when I was a child and would hear my parents say " the Republicans are for the rich" now I understand why it was said.

Mike S (86)
Thursday December 2, 2010, 3:49 pm
No surprise here. Thanks for the info.

Barbara V (51)
Thursday December 2, 2010, 4:03 pm
As I just said, we ain't seen nothing yet.

Dee B (21)
Thursday December 2, 2010, 4:39 pm
4.5 billion......4.5 billion! If we drastically LIMIT aid to foreign countries, we might possibly be able to afford this. Who are we kidding? We're 14 trillion in debt. The runaway govt. spending has got to cease! The ONLY way to get ahead is to spend below ones' means!!!!

Dee B (21)
Thursday December 2, 2010, 4:40 pm
We've got to take care of our citizens first and foremost. Other countries should have to wait in line.

Gordon W (3)
Thursday December 2, 2010, 5:12 pm
The GOP just cannot get used to the idea of a black man in the white house.
Wirth, G

Ann L (15)
Thursday December 2, 2010, 5:16 pm
Ok I am not an American, but that sucks. Children need food to be productive in school . Government in general needs to open their eyes. Their children are not going hungry, so why should anyone elses have to.
Stop stalling and get on with it.

Kathlene Lentz (30)
Thursday December 2, 2010, 5:20 pm
Leave it to the Republicans and Palin to try to make this into a Big Government issue instead of a Child Health issue. These are the same people who want to regulate abortion, but say that telling kids how to eat healthier is an invasion. The Republican Hypocrisy strikes again!

patricia lasek (317)
Thursday December 2, 2010, 5:52 pm
I like it - Republican Hypocrisy. Is that the RH factor?
Good one Kathleen!

If they deny abrtion, it's only so they can watch morre children starve.

Gloria H (88)
Thursday December 2, 2010, 5:57 pm
sounds like it is time for a Children's Crusade. I think the plan is to keep them malnutritioned, groggy, and stupid- easily manipulated and perfect fodder for the next call up to the next war. As long as people are focused on watching Palin's offspring dancing with the stars the Repubs will pull every trick in the book.

Charlene Rush (2)
Thursday December 2, 2010, 6:14 pm
If the Tea Party Republicans have any generosity in their bodies, it is reserved for the wealthy. They obviously, have none for the less fortunate. Let's face it, the poor can't contribute to their bank accounts.

jane richmond (10)
Thursday December 2, 2010, 6:49 pm
EAT???? EAT???

How dare these children demand food? We MUST break them of this terrible habit of eating! Feed them, educate them, provide them with health care-- who do they think they are??? Our future? Back to the workhouses with them immediately. Charles Dickens knew how children should be treated. Yes, that's the ticket we will run our country just the way England was run in the tales of Dickens. That should show our children whose boss. Eat ! The audacity to demand to eat! BAH HUMBUG I SAY!

Josh Townsend (34)
Thursday December 2, 2010, 7:58 pm
They're just costing themselves the election in2012. Let them dig their own hole :)

Craig Zimmerman (86)
Thursday December 2, 2010, 8:41 pm
Nutritional deficiency diseases like Rickets were once epidemic among poor children in the United States, but are now almost unheard of because of government nutrition programs. Now diabetes has become an epidemic mainly because of the corporate food supply. No responsible politician would block a bill that will bring better nutrition to America's young people.

Wayne W (12)
Thursday December 2, 2010, 8:51 pm
"4.5 billion......4.5 billion! If we drastically LIMIT aid to foreign countries, we might possibly be able to afford this. Who are we kidding? We're 14 trillion in debt. The runaway govt. spending has got to cease! The ONLY way to get ahead is to spend below ones' means!!!!"

No, not true. Domestic spending is not the primary problem. The best way to get ahead is to re-establish an equitable tax structure and reduce defense spending. Hedge fund managers, who average an income of several hundred million a year, some over a billion, pay a lower tax rate than you. The Bush tax cuts for the rich will cost $700 billion over the net ten years. The US spends 8 times as much on defense as the second place country, as much as the next 14 countries combined, most of whom are our allies. Foreign aid accounts for about 1% of the budget and helps achieve our foreign policy goals. Surely in all of that we can find a way to provide sensible nutrition for our children. Bediseds, in a recession, the government should be spending more not less. To do otherwise is to invite a 1930s style depression.

4.5 billion. Near the end of his second term, Bush gave the oil industry a $6 billion gift, despite their protestations that they didn't need it. Where were you then?

pj d (57)
Thursday December 2, 2010, 9:15 pm
Shame on them.

Phyllis Henderson (12)
Thursday December 2, 2010, 9:44 pm
I am so glad that so many people in this country felt it necessary to vote these fools back in. This is only the beginning. How dare the President and the Democrats not have the country running perfectly after two years when it took eight to put it into a near depression. How dare the poor expect help getting some healthy food for their innocent children. How dare every child in America not be born with a silver spoon in their mouth. Maybe instead of using the word socialism incorrectly every two seconds the republicans and their supporters should learn the meaning of the words humanity and compassion. .

Linda h (86)
Thursday December 2, 2010, 10:14 pm
It passed. Thankfully.

Susan Pernot (75)
Friday December 3, 2010, 8:09 am
Shame, shame on them.

Grace Adams (43)
Friday December 3, 2010, 8:11 am
Even in dollars and cents for the taxpayers, child nutrition programs save enough on health care to pay for themselves not to mention better school success and better work success in ten to twenty years.

Jennifer M (78)
Monday December 6, 2010, 8:29 am
We just need to rid of all Republicans in office. They only care about making money. SHAME ON YOU!! How could they not protect the children?? Absolutely despicable.

Edward M (8)
Thursday December 9, 2010, 6:53 am
What doesn't surprise me is that they would act this way, however, what really knocks me over is that Americans, with complete free will, voted them into office in the first place. Either they cannot see through the hype or that there are no truly viable alternatives.
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