Republicans Cut Urban Kids Out Of Food Program

Filed in National by on May 21, 2014

I keep thinking this can’t be true.

And in a surprising twist, the bill language specifies that only rural areas are to benefit in the future from funding requested by the administration this year to continue a modest summer demonstration program to help children from low-income households — both urban and rural — during those months when school meals are not available.

Since 2010, the program has operated from an initial appropriation of $85 million, and the goal has been to test alternative approaches to distribute aid when schools are not in session. The White House asked for an additional $30 million to continue the effort, but the House bill provides $27 million for what’s described as an entirely new pilot program focused on rural areas only.

Democrats were surprised to see urban children were excluded. And the GOP had some trouble explaining the history itself. But a spokeswoman confirmed that the intent of the bill is a pilot project in “rural areas” only.

Have they really reached the point where making war on children is acceptable?  And cutting out urban children is such a deliberate act.  I’d be less surprised if they just cut the entire program, but to purposefully exclude certain children is what makes someone a monster.

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  1. Jason330 says:

    George Bush and Karl Rove really changed the GOP into the “we don’t even have to pretend anymore” party.

  2. Jim C. says:

    That’s done so they can still tell the rural white voter that they “care” for them. Not like those idiots couldn’t tell a lying politician from Honey Boo-boo

  3. cassandra_m says:

    Have they really reached the point where making war on children is acceptable

    The war on *some* children has pretty much always been acceptable. Doing it this blatantly is the newer part of the equation.

  4. Perry says:

    Right, and it’s “blatantly” racist too!