Monday, June 22, 2009

Profiles In Courage - Cynthia Davis

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You have to hand it to Rep. Cynthia Davis. Most politicians would feel like they had to pander to constituents who might be soft on hungry children - at least a little. It takes a special kind of person to come out against providing nutritious meals for kids, but Rep. Davis goes there.

Her suggestion that the older kids could get jobs at McDonald's and get fed on their break makes a lot of sense. Maybe they could grab some extra ketchup packets and take them home so their younger siblings could have vegetables. And why did she not suggest that the kids stand on busy thoroughfares holding up, "Will Work for Food" signs? She probably wishes she did.

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  1. Needless to say, she's a devout "Christian"...

  2. Awww come on, don't pick on the poor lady, she can't help it, she learned from the best, Roy and his Baby boy, Blunt... Those devout savers and cutters of government, from Missouri.

    I just hang my head and shake it and hope no one remembers that I too share my roots from the same state..but we all have something we are ashamed of.

  3. I can't cast any stones. I'm from New York, where we can't seem to field a state government.

  4. It embarrasses me to no end that she has the last name of my mother's family.

  5. But "hunger is a positive motivator!" And "free food breaks up the family!"

    Seriously, what is wrong with people?

  6. I still don't see what's so bad about teaching children a trade. I think the outrageous amount that we spend on math education could be cut if we gave kids more time operating cash registers.