Detroit Government Schools: The Free Lunch Economy

Monday, February 25, 2013
Posted in category Welfare State

When you hear the term “Detroit food economy,” it doesn’t refer to Detroit’s great economy of self-sufficient, homesteading urban farmers who defy government edicts and turn vacant land to productive use, nor does it refer to North America’s oldest and largest anarcho-farmer’s market that puts the industrial food system to shame. “Detroit food economy” is actually braggadocio terminology for the giganta-welfare model that proudly gives away 100,000 free meals a day to children of negligent, self-serving parents.

I listened to this rubbish on NPR today, where the Executive Director, Office of Food Services for Detroit Public Schools (yes, they have such a title) talked about her program that made her a local hero for managing to make it a sweeping entitlement for almost all Detroit children to get free breakfast, lunch, and dinner, thanks to bilking the taxpayers to fund this entitlement swamp. The same old bilge is trotted out to try and sell the warm-and-fuzzies to the bleeding heart, peabrain masses:

So to see the food program for the kids is a great blessing. You may have some kids this may be their only meal.

Only meal? But wait … it doesn’t end there … Detroit has also managed to plunge this city into further bankruptcy by also providing these kids with two meals/day all summer long via the summer food service program. The NPR show I listened to today also discussed why these programs should be expanded to include the parents … (yes, parents) in the free breakfast-lunch-dinner welfare-o-rama. The parents are hungry and they have to eat, too.

These are the same parents and/or kids that I see at the bus stops or restaurants, or elsewhere in the city, with smartphones (hint: pricey data plans), big-ticket baggy jeans adorned with leather or embroidered patterns, very expensive leather coats with the same adornments, $200+ hair jobs (including  hair extensions or wigs), $60+ nail salon workups (gel or acrylic, with airbrushed nail color), Cadillac Escalades and $30k+ Dodge Chargers, and an assortment of other VIN (Very Important Needs) adorning their bodies and cars. Imagine what you could afford in terms of ostentatious indulgences if you could pass off $400+/month in food bills to the redistribution state and its hoodwinked captives?

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3 Responses to Detroit Government Schools: The Free Lunch Economy

  1. I R A Darth Aggie says:

    February 26th, 2013 at 9:49 am

    What’s next, building dorms at the schools? you have to be able to ensure the children get a full night’s sleep in a safe environment!

  2. mindy says:

    February 28th, 2013 at 12:39 am

    So to see the food program for the kids is a great blessing. You may have some kids this may be their only meal.”

    Good grief, get off the cross already! We have an obesity epidemic that’s most apparent among poor minorities but now we also have to worry about a bling-ridden second coming of Ethiopia on the Detroit river? What a load of self righteouss crap. These same disadvantaged kids get WIC, SNAP, Medicade, Section 8, etc…. If they are still starving they need to be put up for adoption so they can be raised by decent families that know how to grocery shop.

  3. Ron says:

    August 15th, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    I suppose the socialist agenda is to make sure that within a few generations no one can grow a crop or feed themselves without the government. If not used, abilities decline or disappear, as with Detroit parents, who can no longer figure out how to feed their children. Apparently, according to NPR, they will not be able to feed themselves for much longer either. So folks in Detroit can’t work, can’t feed themselves, and need government healthcare. Is the herd about to be thinned the first time free government services are interrupted? Obviously, socialism breeds dependcy.

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