Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.) wants kids to learn early in life that there's no such thing as a free lunch. To make sure they absorb that lesson, he's proposing that low-income children do some manual labor in exchange for their subsidized meals.Will.Work.To.Live.
Because being born poor is there problem, just ask Bloomberg.
But you cannot have a new 'Gilded Age' if you don't offset kickin' the poor with some sweet gild.
Kingston co-sponsored a $6.3 million earmark in 2008 to replenish the beach on Tybee Island, where he owns a cottage about 900 feet from the beach. "It's absurd to suggest that this benefits me," he said.[cross-posted at Firedoglake]