Author- William Baumgarth
As if the welfare state is not big enough, NYC is giving all of its public school students “free” lunch and breakfast. Carmen Farina, NYC school Chancellor, announced today that an additional 200,000 students will be eligible for NYC’s “free” lunch program.
First of all, we all know that a “free” lunch is never free. There’s a saying “there’s no such thing as a free lunch.” This holds especially true for the announcement that occurred in New York today. This is going to be subsidized using the tax payer’s money.
Let me be completely frank, there is nobody starving in New York, or anywhere in the United States for that matter. But especially not in New York City, a place where panhandlers can make upwards of 200 dollars a day. In fact, the kids here in NYC are fat. They are obese. “In New York City, obesity is epidemic: more than half of adult New Yorkers are overweight (34%) or obese (22%). Data show that obesity begins early in life: nearly half of all elementary school children and Head Start children are not a healthy weight. In New York City, 1 in 5 kindergarten students, and 1 in 4 Head Start children, is obese.”* This isn’t data that came from an independent conservative website, no this is government data.
So we are subsiding people who aren’t starving, and we are providing food to people who are already fat. But don’t tell that to the liberals, no, they have created an imaginary problem and a remedy for it.
Do you know what people in NYC do with their food stamps? They buy candy, red bulls, and in a lot of cases they buy food and send it over to their families in the Dominican Republic.
A turkey sandwich costs approximately 98 cents. If you can not afford a turkey sandwich, you should’ve been responsible and not had children in the first place. But then again, everyone in NYC can afford a 98 cent sandwich.
This is a sorry excuse to increase the size of the welfare state, and win more votes for the democrats. How much more do taxes have to increase in order for taxpayers in NYC to say “enough is enough?”