Massie against Head Start Program

Massie against Head Start Program

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Appalled

Flatwoods, KY

#1 May 4, 2012
Little Hitler doesn't care about small children.

Yes, we're taling about children here. We're not talking about dead beats who won't work and lay around smoking cigeretts and drinking beer.

We're talking about a small child who wants to learn just like my child. A small child who didn't have breakfast this morning while mine had a bacon and eggs. A small child, who with incouragement and caring people to encourage them and teach them just might grow up to be anything they want to be and an asset to Lewis County.

This guy scares me.

what

Nicholasville, KY

#2 May 6, 2012
give more details..what r u talking about
below is video news link

Flatwoods, KY

#3 May 6, 2012
http://mycn2.com/politics/raw-video-debate-re ...

Part IV is about headstart
Well actually

Logan, WV

#4 May 6, 2012
Studies show that Head Start has been a largely ineffective program. Children from under-privileged families are supposed to get a jump start on learning. Because they may be disadvantaged due to socio-economical conditions of the family, the government saw fit to give these type of young children an early start on their education. However, it has been found that students from this program rarely exhibit measurable increases in cognitive learning skills when compared to students of the same age or grade level that did not participate in Head Start.
http://cnsnews.com/node/60001
In that case Head Start is merely a government subsidized day-care program. I don't have a problem with that, but the entrance requirements (if followed correctly) exclude the children of middle class and well to do families. I get the idea of giving the kids two square meals, working on social interaction, life skills, and learning some basic cognitive skills, but...Let's just call it what it really is. Day care with a little learning for mostly non-working parents. To have your child participate in the program alone says, "I am incompetent in raising my child during this crucial developmental stage of his or her life." That is a sad testimony of a parent who should be teaching their child all the skills necessary to learn and grow before entering the normal school setting. Just sayin'.
republican

Olive Hill, KY

#5 May 7, 2012
I just lost all respect for Thomas Massie! I really thought he was a better man than this ignorance.
Waawaa

Lexington, KY

#6 May 7, 2012
Headstart is a good babysitter for free, that we the working class people pay for , and the kids that are in the welfare program will be grandfathered into it themselves as a adult, with their own kids,so no this doesn't help those kids, as those children will also be grandfathered in the welfare system.but the working class people who are lucky enough to get their children in the headstart program will become adults who will work and do the same as the child that grew up without it.
Conservative

Ashland, KY

#7 May 7, 2012
republican wrote:
I just lost all respect for Thomas Massie! I really thought he was a better man than this ignorance.
Mr./Ms. "republican" do you understand that Topix is all about nameless cowards who will post ANYTHING to get noticed??? You want "ignorance"? Just hang around this site and you will find more uneducated and ill-informed idiots than you can shake a stick at.
hahahaha

Olive Hill, KY

#8 May 8, 2012
Thomas Massie is no better then Obama. It doesn't matter though, he is rich, and he will win. its vanceburg you either win from your name, or you have money. lol
curious

Dahlonega, GA

#9 May 9, 2012
well actually--I know that originally head start was for low income families(low income does not necessarily mean welfare). Now, children from all incomes go to head start(it helps to have a family member working for Licking Valley). This does not mean the parents are incompetent to raise their children.
If there was a legitimate free day care out there everyone would try to get their children enrolled. Do not look down on low income families.

waawaa- head start may be a good babysitter, but that does not mean that all the children of those who go to headstart will be grandfathered in. Most people are proud to say their child went to pre school or kindergarten.

Most people do agree that headstart is more or less a daycare and the "teachers" are overpaid babysitters, but not everyone would agree with this.
Do not try to take away from those who really need it.
Common Sense

Olive Hill, KY

#10 May 11, 2012
Appalled wrote:
Little Hitler doesn't care about small children.
Yes, we're taling about children here. We're not talking about dead beats who won't work and lay around smoking cigeretts and drinking beer.
We're talking about a small child who wants to learn just like my child. A small child who didn't have breakfast this morning while mine had a bacon and eggs. A small child, who with incouragement and caring people to encourage them and teach them just might grow up to be anything they want to be and an asset to Lewis County.
This guy scares me.
Can you quote a source for this information? If not, then you have no credibility. For all we know you may be someone from Ashland who is running against him. Lewis County is a very poor county with few jobs. It is the "forgotten county" in Frankfort because a democrat ran state has no concern for a county that votes Republican every election.
Thomas Massie has become very wealthy by his and his wife's hard work. Most politicians are lawyers who have never worked a day if that tells you anything.
Thomas Massie loves Lewis County. With all his wealth he could have lived anywhere but chose to come back and raise his children here. Only a fool would believe a parent wouldn't want his children's environment to become better.
Lewis County sorely needs to be represented at Frankfort by someone who is used to hard work and loves Lewis County. If he were elected it would help everyone. He would no longer oversee the county magistrates and they could go back to sticking their hand in the cookie bowl. They would once again be able to use taxpayer funds to supplement their income and buy votes from their neighbors. As a parent he would work hard to bring in jobs so that Lewis County's young people would have a chance of staying here and working here.
Come on Lewis Countians, use your head for something besides a hatrack.
been there

Olive Hill, KY

#11 May 11, 2012
While it is true that a lot of parents just send their children there so they dont have to take care of them, thats not always the case. I'll admit that it was pretty convenient to send my child there while I worked, not only because I didnt have to worry about a babysitter, but because I knew they were safe, learning, and making friends at the same time. I was also always there on most days I was off early, or didnt work. I know not all people think bad of headstart, but I really disagree when people sterotype it as a place for welfarians to drop their kids while the tax payers are paying for it. I have worked since I was 17 and I have never seen the first penny of welfare.
Harold

Lexington, KY

#12 May 11, 2012
First off, Massie is not running against anyone in Ashland. Secondly, he would not be in Frankfort, he would be in Wadhington, DC. People--please do your research. This election is important! Be educated.
Common sense

Dayton, OH

#13 May 11, 2012
Harold wrote:
First off, Massie is not running against anyone in Ashland. Secondly, he would not be in Frankfort, he would be in Wadhington, DC. People--please do your research. This election is important! Be educated.
I wrote my post shortly after awakening from working night shift. That being said, any Lewis Countian with children would be a fool to not want a Lewis Countian in Frankfort and even much, much more so in Washington DC. Thanks for making my argument even more relevant; you shot yourself in the foot that time.
Older and Wiser

Campbellsville, KY

#14 May 11, 2012
Common sense wrote:
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I wrote my post shortly after awakening from working night shift. That being said, any Lewis Countian with children would be a fool to not want a Lewis Countian in Frankfort and even much, much more so in Washington DC. Thanks for making my argument even more relevant; you shot yourself in the foot that time.
And you Sir, are naive. Just ask Mr. Massie.
Parent

Morehead, KY

#15 May 28, 2012
Younse should not talk about the headstart system. My kid's have went to both headstart and to the preschool (when we fell over the income bracket to get into the headstart). My little boy learn't just as much from the Lamissa as he did from Gayheart. I've been out there and seen those kid's learn. Massie should be ashamed to take something from kid's. If he want's to take something it should not be from kid's. Those babies love going to school and just because they go there doesn't mean there parents are on welfare. The bracket is at $25000 and under. Most the kids out there are from working families.
thinkOftheChield ren

Greenup, KY

#16 May 29, 2012
ok good one. think: massie takes out head stard, ok now we have some teachers out of a job. and our kids will need a sitter while we are at work. not a big deal right? the parents with money can pay for a sitter no problem. but how about the parents that work and still have to count there pennies?.... hmmm " the rich get richer and the poor get what?.... Massie?
thinkOftheChildr en

Greenup, KY

#17 May 29, 2012
massie might be able to help us with jobs but i dont think it will be enough. i am all for head start!
Rich Folks

Winder, GA

#18 May 29, 2012
Parent wrote:
Younse should not talk about the headstart system. My kid's have went to both headstart and to the preschool (when we fell over the income bracket to get into the headstart). My little boy learn't just as much from the Lamissa as he did from Gayheart. I've been out there and seen those kid's learn. Massie should be ashamed to take something from kid's. If he want's to take something it should not be from kid's. Those babies love going to school and just because they go there doesn't mean there parents are on welfare. The bracket is at $25000 and under. Most the kids out there are from working families.
He well take from children and grandma to help the Rich. He is only on the rich folks side just ask him.
booboo

Prospect, TN

#19 Jun 9, 2012
most of the parents of headstart children don't work they send their children to headstart so they don't have to be bothered with them during the day when my son was young enough to go to headstart they told me i made too much money and i was a single parent
curious

Lexington, KY

#20 Jun 9, 2012
Oh, people, get real! Do you think that ONE MAN can do this...NOT. You either give him credit for more power than he has or you're looking for a reason to keep bashing him. My guess would be the latter.
They were going to do away with welfare for more than two years per person a few years ago. I'm sure that many many people backed that one, but did they? NO.
Even IF Thomas did want to do away with head start, he couldn't do it by himself, so don't worry about your babysitters and your free health screenings, glasses, etc...they are in no REAL danger.

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