Todd Akin is the Republican Senate candidate in Missouri having just won a primary and now looking to face off against Claire McCaskill (D-MO). I find it offensive that elected officials can go on stage, smile and espouse the idea that we should cut feeding our kids who can’t afford it and at the same time … trying to pass tax cuts for billionaires. Of course – so many in the Republican party want to abolish minimum wage and child labor laws … so I shouldn’t be surprised. This is extreme.
From the Kansas City Star HERE:
U.S. Rep. Todd Akin, the Republican candidate, said he opposes federal spending for the National School Lunch Program, which provides cash and surplus food for nearly 650,000 school lunches in Missouri each day.
“Is it something the federal government should do?” Akin said. “I answer it no. … I think the federal government should be out of the education business.”
Akin made the statement outside the 60th annual Governor’s Ham Breakfast at the Missouri State Fair on the week many students are heading back to the classroom.
And this isn’t just one guy denouncing the national lunch program … House Republicans are trying to cut fresh fruit from the diets of children; we talked about that HERE.
And as we wrote about HERE – Republicans in the House have already voted to make significant cuts to the Free Lunch Program for kids.
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