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Published: Friday, Dec. 28 2012 12:00 a.m. MST

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higv
Dietrich, ID

Who is forcing you to eat school lunch or stopping you from bringing your lunch from home?

RanchHand
Huntsville, UT

Are you certain that the problem is the Hunger Free Act, or perhaps just that local legislators are decreasing school lunch funding programs?

You need to do a lot of research to prove the correlation.

chilly
Salt Lake City, UT

This sense of entitlement, Ryan feeling entitled to a bigger "free" lunch, mirrors exactly, the larger economic crisis we face in this country. In a few years young people like Ryan will be out marching in the street demanding free college, free birth control and any number of other free government services. Our national debt will soon hit $17 trillion. No one in Washington DC is seriously discussing our spending excesses. Greece anyone?

The Balloonatic
Taylorsville, UT

No one knows more what's going on with school lunch than the students, so don't doubt this young man's well-written letter. It's true, Michelle Obama thinks that American kids are fat and her husband signed this act into law. It's been implemented recently. Students across the nation are hungry. Despite the leaner meals and limited food choices, this act has increased the tax funds that support school lunch by billion$.

Teenagers, especially boys, need lots of food. And these new school meals are not sufficient. Yes, it's true that there are more overweight kids nowadays, but active teenage boys need more food. Many who are able have brought food from home to supplement.

It's strange that Obama touted himself as a great education president during the debates. Many teachers have voiced that they dislike Race to the Top and Common Core even more than No Child Left Behind. And now he's starving the kids who need the energy to learn. Wrong approach.

The Real Maverick
Orem, UT

LOL!

Ohhhhhh repubs repubs repubs...

So we've spent $1.7 trillion in 2 wars... We're spending 4x as much as #2 China and 8x as much as #3 Russia in defense...

We spent nearly $1 billion in bank bailouts.

We have slashed taxes which hurt revenue. The rich are creating jobs, as was advertised with the tax cuts...

And now what's bankrupting us is school lunch???!!!

Oh and the solution to everything is to raise taxes on the poor, slash taxes even more on the rich, invade Iran, increase defense spending, and crush Big Bird?

You folks are nuts. No wonder why you keep losing the popular vote.

The Real Maverick
Orem, UT

"It's strange that Obama touted himself as a great education president during the debates. Many teachers have voiced that they dislike Race to the Top and Common Core even more than No Child Left Behind."

Huh?

What teachers have voiced their opinions towards the Common Core?

Do you even know what the Common Core is?

Judging from your comment you have no idea what it is and who actually supports it.

wrz
Ogden, UT

Ryan, just bring your lunch from home.

Miss Piggie
Ogden, UT

@The Real Maverick:
"So we've spent $1.7 trillion in 2 wars... We're spending 4x as much as #2 China and 8x as much as #3 Russia in defense..."

Only Congress can get us into wars... And much of Congress is Democrat. Besides, Obama has been president for four years and he's done nothing about the referenced 2 wars.

"We spent nearly $1 billion in bank bailouts."

Democrat Obama had a big hand in bank bailouts.

"We have slashed taxes which hurt revenue."

You wanna see revenue hurt? Raise taxes on job creators. And don't forget, no one, zip, nada got a job from a poor person.

"And now what's bankrupting us is school lunch???!!!"

School lunches should be paid for by the student. Better still, canceled.

"...and crush Big Bird?"

Big Bird is wealthy enough to fund his/her own antics.

"You folks are nuts. No wonder why you keep losing the popular vote."

The popular vote comes from people seeking government handouts. Republicans are averse to government handouts. To win, they gotta hold their noses and learn to promise gov't handouts.

Ultra Bob
Cottonwood Heights, UT

It’s not too hard to understand. Hungry kids buy more commercial stuff.

The Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act, try not to let the name get in the way of truth, is probably the bought and paid for government action by the food industry.

Private business doesn’t like for the government to interfere with their profits.

Darrel
Eagle Mountain, UT

@Miss Piggie

"Only Congress can get us into wars... And much of Congress is Democrat. Besides, Obama has been president for four years and he's done nothing about the referenced 2 wars."

We withdrew from Iraq and combat operations in Afghanistan are ending in 2013.
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"Democrat Obama had a big hand in bank bailouts."

TARP happened before the 2008 election.

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"You wanna see revenue hurt? Raise taxes on job creators. And don't forget, no one, zip, nada got a job from a poor person."

With record corporate profits, and the lowest tax rates in a generation, where are all the jobs?

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"School lunches should be paid for by the student. Better still, canceled."

My 6 year old daughter does not have the means to pay for her lunches, am I raising a welfare dependent child by providing her with a lunch?

All joking aside, students learn better when they are not hungry. For those that cannot afford a lunch, providing them one is really the least we can do.
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"Big Bird is wealthy enough to fund his/her own antics."

Yes, but I prefer him to be sponsor free when teaching my kids.

Hutterite
American Fork, UT

Lunch should be something a school has little to no involvement in the provision of, unless the student is prepared to pay for it every day. Otherwise, bring your own, or head for rotten ronnies or the convenience store.

Ultra Bob
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Who owns business?

Who creates the opportunity for a business operation?

Who creates the need for a business operation?

Who provides the customers for a business operation?

Who provides the workers for a business operation?

Who specifies the quantity, quality and the manner of creation of the product?

Who provides the infrastructure needed for the business operation?

Who provides the protection from other businesses for the business operation?

Who provides the rules and regulations for the business operation?

Who pays for all the costs, taxes and profits?

The answer to all of the above is Society and it’s agent called government.

Who provides the money to build, run and create the product?

Who gets all the profit?

The answer to these questions is the Investor, who loans the business operation some of his surplus money.

NedGrimley
Brigham City, UT

higv: 7:24 am / No one. He already said he's bringing his lunch from home.
chilly: 8:42 am / I don't think there is any mention of this being a free lunch. He just complained that the portiones are now smaller.
Maverick: 9:30 am / Dems, Dems, Dems... Actually, isn't the solution being proposed to tax the rich and hope to make ends meet? (Sorry, had to throw that in:)

Miss Piggie
Ogden, UT

@Darrel:
"We withdrew from Iraq and combat operations in Afghanistan are ending in 2013."

Neither is true. Troops are to left in both countries. And why did it take Obama five years or more?

"TARP happened before the 2008 election."

True. Perhaps were should concentrate on the GM (Government Motors) bailout.

"With record corporate profits, and the lowest tax rates in a generation, where are all the jobs?"

Overseas... Japan, China, and India.

"My 6 year old daughter does not have the means to pay for her lunches..."

Then sell your computer to pay for them. Should cover at least a year in meals.

"... am I raising a welfare dependent child by providing her with a lunch?"

It's a good start toward that end.

"All joking aside, students learn better when they are not hungry."

I function better at the keyboard when not hungry, as well. Where's my food stamps?

"... but I prefer him (Big Bird) to be sponsor free when teaching my kids."

In other words, you prefer government intervention to free enterprise. Sounds like a true socialist. You, Obama, and most Democrats see eye to eye.

OlderGreg
USA, CA

A nine year old is beginning to look beyond the fine high sounding title to see the truth of the matter where it meets the road. We should expect the same of ourselves and our government.

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