Bad News, Poors!  Paul Ryan Wants to Take Away Free Lunch at Schools!

So you will be free to once again lurve your children.  Speaking at CPAC he opined:

He then told an anecdote he said was relayed to him by Eloise Anderson, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s (R) Department of Children and Families secretary.

“She once met a young boy from a very poor family, and every day at school, he would get a free lunch from a government program,” Ryan said.

“He told Eloise he didn’t want a free lunch. He wanted his own lunch, one in a brown-paper bag just like the other kids,” he continued. “He wanted one, he said, because he knew a kid with a brown-paper bag had someone who cared for him. This is what the left does not understand.”

Yes we libs think having kids get a free hot lunch at school (not to mention breakfast) is the height of parental neglect and lack of caring.  And not, you know, maybe lack of food and neat brown bags in the house.

Why does Paul Ryan hate the Poors he’s trying to save so much?


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And not, you know, maybe lack of food and neat brown bags in the house.

I think we all know that these politician stories are usually bullshit. What always gives it away for me is the little details they add to enhance the experience. In this case, it’s those brown-paper bags. I realize that it’s a classic bit of vintage Americana, the line of little paper bags, each with an apple and a sandwich and a snack cake. The keyword there is vintage. As in not now.

I went through elementary school in the mid-90s, which I’m sure is a lot more recent than most of the CPAC crowd. I never saw any brown-paper bags - everyone had lunchboxes. Even the poor kids - you get them cheap at garage sales or on clearance. They’re more resistant to the elements and are a lot cheaper than buying hundreds of bags. Yeah, I suppose I saw one now and then - on field trips, carried by kids who didn’t bring their lunch on a regular basis and therefore didn’t have need of a lunchbox. Speaking of which, bringing your lunch was hardly common. I was one of only about five kids out of a class of forty or so who did, and if any of those three dozen got free lunches, I wouldn’t have known. It’s not like we paid in cash.

Yeah, I’m making too big a deal over this one little thing, but I fucking hate politician stories and I hate that people buy them over their better judgment.

LOL, I just went on the assumption that he was lying and, yes, the brown bag is a key giveaway.  Hell, everyone had lunch boxes when I was a kid and that was many years before you.  I was just incensed that Ryan was saying that parents who need to use free and reduced lunch programs are somehow inferior parents who don’t care for their kids.  He is a terrible, terrible person.

marindenver, it looks like your .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) was right.

Oh rats.  Why do I never get these links right.

Comment by MaryRC on 03/06/14 at 08:23 PM

Oh, what a lurvely chapter out of that book, Poisoned Chicken Soup for the Empty Soul.

But even the punch line is something borrowed, something hrmm?

Someone clearly paid for Rand Paul’s course on Better Living Through Creative Appropriation. Altho’ probably, someone paid for him.

Damn, Paul Ryan even lies about his lies!

Damn, somebody really needs to photoshop Paul Ryan’s face onto this picture.

I may not spend a lot of time around kids, but I do spend enough to know they are always hungry and are much more into that whole ‘bird in the hand’ thing to ever, ever prefect nothing because it doesn’t come in a home-packed paper bag.  My BS detector was at code red before I even finished the original story; nice to see it is properly calibrated. 

Now: Dems, hammer this twit over this lie!

DJ, I can top you. I went through school in the Midwest back in the late 60s, & all through the 70s, & I don’t ever remember seeing someone bring their lunch in a paper bag. The majority of us ate at the school cafeteria, all throughout elementary, junior high, & senior high. Those who did bring their lunches used, surprise, lunchboxes. I never saw anyone use anything else.

BTW, Bart died Wednesday, you probably know by now. He was a friend of mine, & his wife Debbie’s going to have to manage that mortgage & bills by herself now, so if you can swing by & drop something in the till for Bart’s memory, I know Mrs. Bartcop would appreciate it.

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