Is Paul Ryan asshole of the day for saying that kids who get free lunches at school don’t have anyone at home who loves them?
Ryan insisted that liberals were only offering people “a full stomach and an empty soul.”
He then told a story of a “young boy from a very poor family” who received free lunches at school “from a government program.”
“He didn’t want a free lunch,” Ryan insisted. “He wanted his own lunch, one in a brown paper bag, just like the other kids.”
“He wanted one, he said, because he knew a kid with a brown paper bag had someone who cared for him. This is what the left does not understand.”
Paul Ryan says liberals only offer a “full stomach and empty soul”, whereas he wants to give the poor an empty stomach and a full soul that goes to Heaven when they starve to death.
The GOP has no ideas to solve poverty. They only have ideas that involve more starving, sickness and humiliation:
- Rep. Jack Kingston, like Newt Gingrich before him, wants poor kids to have to do work at school before they can eat with the other kids
- Gov. Nathan Deal wants poor people to be refused medical care at the ER, which would overturn a law signed by St. Ronald of Reagan as well as the “healthcare plan” Mitt Romney said was good enough in 2012
- Rep. Louie Gohmert wants to tax the poor, even if their only income is food stamps and welfare
- Sen. Rand Paul wants to penalize poor women for having children
And this is just in 2014.
Keep in mind that solutions to feed the poor and help them pay their own way like the American Jobs Act, raising the minimum wage, or infrastructure spending are all unable to even come to a vote in the House.
Photo source: http://paulryan.house.gov/biography/
Dear Paul Ryan,
What you saw with the little poor boy wanting a brown bag lunch wasn’t a cry of his parents not loving him, it was a child feeling the social stigma of poverty, for needing free lunches. What you witnessed was the shame that people like you have been making an even bigger part of American culture in recent years. It was that you, and people like you don’t care about him that you saw.
Kids are smart, they know mommy or daddy needs to work to put food on the table. Sometimes that means having to buy lunch at school, instead of having a parent pack their lunch, sometimes it even means packing your own lunch (I did that a lot, myself), and they understand. But there’s a stigma attached to free lunches, because that means you come from a poor, meaning bad, family. He wears ratty second hand clothes, he doesn’t have the newest toys, he gets made fun of, and the fact that his lunches are free? That gets made fun of too.
Former poor kid, GeekGirlSmash
PS. Go fuck yourself.