Demand grows for free summer lunches

Demand grows for free summer lunches

There are 34 comments on the Connecticut Post story from Mar 8, 2009, titled Demand grows for free summer lunches. In it, Connecticut Post reports that:

Last year saw a spike in the number of Connecticut children taking advantage of the free summer lunch program, with 31,364 meals served at 443 locations statewide.

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“Registered & Dangerous”

Since: Jan 09

Milford, CT

#21 Mar 10, 2009
blog reader wrote:
How about orphanages? I am serious, not malicious. Run by caring loving adults, who create an environment of security, education and health? Whats wrong with that? The way the traditional family is changing, I think it would be a VERY healthy alternative than a teenage mother who doesn't have the maturity, education or means to care for a child. I have raised a few, as a single parent and its not easy!
You need to do some reasearch and find me a "caring and loving" orphanage where all the children get individualized attention.
Mr Stratford

Morris, CT

#22 Mar 10, 2009
YESSS wrote:
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Only if you're the first in line.
I had as many children as I could afford. Why should I pay for other people to propagate a welfare generation?
disgusted

Fairfield, CT

#23 Mar 10, 2009
YESSS wrote:
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You need to do some reasearch and find me a "caring and loving" orphanage where all the children get individualized attention.
I am not saying there is one but there COULD be one. Instead of feeding the money to the inept parent. Maybe 5 children to a home staffed 24 hours by bleeding heart liberals who push education, health and love not drugs, sex and WELFARE. The children are the innocents - not the parents.
Mr Stratford

Morris, CT

#25 Mar 10, 2009
YESSS wrote:
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I hope they end up less ignorant than you are.
First off, so you remember where I stand; I never stated anything that I thought the children should suffer because of the “short comings” of their parents, but that if people are willing to proliferate but not accept the responsibilities that come with it, they should loose the option of propagation.

I've read your other posts and see that when you come up short on a disagreement, you call the other person ignorant. That's funny, because that's what an ignoramus does.
So, are you barren and ignorant yourself? Just wondering what your perspective is on this. I just don’t get it.

So you think the dregs of society should disseminate the welfare mentality? Let the offspring be raised in squalor and dose them with welfare,“food stamp” debit cards, under educate them, raise them as feral children who don’t fit in with anything but an urban degenerate society; maybe make it to high school, but drop out because it’s far more exciting and profitable to drop out and sell drugs or rob stores and homes?? Only to knock up a few more babymamas who won’t work and can’t collect a child support payment from a father with no visible means of support, so I keep paying more to feed another generation.
That’s a great solution! I’ll put your name in for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Your other idea is a great, well thought out solution:“we are going to provide programs such as the above to make the children's lives as good as possible until we can think of a better alternative” Let’s fill a room with liberals and come up with an idea real soon. Oh, I know the answer already; let’s keep throwing money at the problem, that’s always a good idea!

You also mentioned that work-fare is a good idea, but there are no jobs. Your wrong, I heard that the treasury has openings for 100,000 workers; They are working three shifts a day to PRINT up more money, because we keep running out.
Mr Stratford

Morris, CT

#28 Mar 11, 2009
YESSS wrote:
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You should move to China, I hear they believe that restricting people's right to procreate is a brilliant idea.
What is your solution besides spending exhorbitant amounts of money to be a Nazi and sterilize people? Becuase that makes a TON of sense, and clearly that would pass in congress.
100,000 jobs for over a million people who live below the poverty line. Yes, that will clearly fit the bill.
YOU are ignorant. You spew your views on topics you clearly have never researched and come up with these facist schemes to solve them. Thank GOD there aren't more people like you in the world.
People need to restrict their own procreation according to their means, if they can't, then they can't collect. If that means they choose to get neutered to collect, that's their choice.
Of course Congress would never pass a law like I mentioned; they are dominated by a bunch of spineless liberals.
Did you ever think that you would sound like you are worth reading by calling other posters names?
Mr Stratford

Morris, CT

#29 Mar 11, 2009
YESSS wrote:
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And stop stalking me you creeper, or at least point out some examples of where I've called other posters ignorant (besides yourself).
Can I have three please?
I do recall possibly calling Paul ignorant in the stem cell post, which I'm sure you've already read up on since you're clearly obsessed with me.
LOL
Now you are calling me a "Creeper"?
Gee, I've never replied to one of your posts before.

“Registered & Dangerous”

Since: Jan 09

Milford, CT

#31 Mar 12, 2009
Mr Stratford wrote:
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LOL
Now you are calling me a "Creeper"?
Gee, I've never replied to one of your posts before.
But clearly you must keep tabs on me to accuse me of calling everyone ignorant, so obviously you click on each thread I comment on and read away.
Mr Stratford

New Haven, CT

#32 Mar 16, 2009
YESSS wrote:
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But clearly you must keep tabs on me to accuse me of calling everyone ignorant, so obviously you click on each thread I comment on and read away.
No, I just have a fairly good memory. I read everyone's posts in a thread that I follow.
Since you accused me of that, I have avoided responding to several of your posts, your false accusation makes me uneasy.
And, I did not say you called “everyone” that.
Please stop posting to me and making slanderous accusations against me.
Jeff Bustram, please note.
Bree

Bronx, NY

#34 Jun 15, 2011
YESSS wrote:
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As I already said, the DCF removal process isn't a one shot deal. Plus it costs much more for a case to be built and a child to be a ward of the state than it does for free pb&j.
I don't think that you people are thinking too clearly...
I can't understand why people not being able to provide food for their kids is something that DCF needs to get involved with.If you remove the child from the home to put it in what may seem to be in your opinion a more suitable home,the state still has to pay the provider to provide for that child,either way its still coming out of the state tax's money whether it's through free summer lunch programs, food stamps, or a foster home(group home). Has it become so unclear that we are in America, the country that owes other counrties, the country that has fallen into such a resession that it took a Hawian man to try to help open new jobs & ideas to bail us out from what The republicans had done by stealing from where we "eat", The very same country that continue's to try to keep the tradition where the Rich aren't taxed but the poor & middle class are, for the benefit of keeping the rich on a higher pedastool.
If you ask me I think you need to re-evaluate the situation at hand. I don't think we as a country would need free lunch programs for the children if the politicians stopped taking food from our children's mouths & feeding it to their pockets.
Bree

Bronx, NY

#35 Jun 15, 2011
I don't think that you people are thinking too clearly...
I can't understand why people not being able to provide food for their kids is something that DCF needs to get involved with.If you remove the child from the home to put it in what may seem to be in your opinion a more suitable home,the state still has to pay the provider to provide for that child,either way its still coming out of the state tax's money whether it's through free summer lunch programs, food stamps, or a foster home(group home). Has it become so unclear that we are in America, the country that owes other counrties, the country that has fallen into such a resession that it took a Hawian man to try to help open new jobs & ideas to bail us out from what The republicans had done by stealing from where we "eat", The very same country that continue's to try to keep the tradition where the Rich aren't taxed but the poor & middle class are, for the benefit of keeping the rich on a higher pedastool.
If you ask me I think you need to re-evaluate the situation at hand. I don't think we as a country would need free lunch programs for the children if the politicians stopped taking food from our children's mouths & feeding it to their pockets.

“Sam Colt made men equal”

Since: Apr 09

Location hidden

#36 Jun 15, 2011
Bree wrote:
I don't think that you people are thinking too clearly...
I can't understand why people not being able to provide food for their kids is something that DCF needs to get involved with.If you remove the child from the home to put it in what may seem to be in your opinion a more suitable home,the state still has to pay the provider to provide for that child,either way its still coming out of the state tax's money whether it's through free summer lunch programs, food stamps, or a foster home(group home). Has it become so unclear that we are in America, the country that owes other counrties, the country that has fallen into such a resession that it took a Hawian man to try to help open new jobs & ideas to bail us out from what The republicans had done by stealing from where we "eat", The very same country that continue's to try to keep the tradition where the Rich aren't taxed but the poor & middle class are, for the benefit of keeping the rich on a higher pedastool.
If you ask me I think you need to re-evaluate the situation at hand. I don't think we as a country would need free lunch programs for the children if the politicians stopped taking food from our children's mouths & feeding it to their pockets.
You don't think we are thinking clearly?
Your grammar is way too deficient for you to be criticizing others. Come back when you finish 8th grade English.
MRS AVA

Spartanburg, SC

#37 Jun 15, 2011
Some parents will take advantage when they can easily afford a meal for their kids.Got to run they are forecasting a thunderstorm here with 60 to 70 MPH winds....TOTO where are you?
Dr Feelgood

Bethel, CT

#38 Jun 15, 2011
Mr Stratford wrote:
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LOL
Now you are calling me a "Creeper"?
Gee, I've never replied to one of your posts before.
LOL
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Crownsville, MD

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