Republican Congressman says he didn’t say those things we heard him say about kids working for school lunchRep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.) said on Wednesday that kids who are poor should work for their meals at school. Friday he said, “I never did say poor kids.” Well that’s all cleared up. Kingston simply meant the children who come from poor homes and therefore do not have the means to provide monetarily for school lunches.
You see, he didn’t mean the ‘poor’ kids, he simply meant the ones that can’t afford to eat. Now he says that he meant all children, but that’s not what he said previously.
On Wednesday he said, “But one of the things I’ve talked to the secretary of agriculture about: Why don’t you have the kids pay a dime, pay a nickel to instill in them that there is, in fact, no such thing as a free lunch? Or maybe sweep the floor of the cafeteria — and yes, I understand that that would be an administrative problem, and I understand that it would probably lose you money. But think what we would gain as a society in getting people — getting the myth out of their head that there is such a thing as a free lunch.”
Today on CNN’s New Day Kingston said, “This is not targeted to any one group. It would be very helpful for kids in any socio-economic group to do chores and learn the work ethic. Those kids aren’t there because of any fault of their own and I never suggested that they were.”
Yes, yes he did. The only children who receive subsidized lunches are the kids that can’t afford to pay for them.