Country Mouse, City Mouse Mooch

From Album 5

They aren’t even bothering to hide it:

I’m not sure why this isn’t a bigger deal. I hadn’t heard about it other than in this brief passage tucked away in a Politico article about the House GOP agriculture bill. But it takes a small program intended provide meals to children in the school lunch program during the summer months and says it can now only be used to benefit kids in “rural areas”.

In other words, “urban” kids are now out of luck.

I suppose this also makes the “moderate” wingnut position…let the kids work for food, you know, as janitors or custodians. Ah yes, suffer the little children, or, as the wingers will have it, suffer “those people’s” little children.

2 thoughts on “Country Mouse, City Mouse Mooch

  1. I live in a very rural agricultural area. I’ll give them that rural areas have fallen into a standing pattern of long term unemployment (a lot of the small industries which use to subsidize farming income see no reason to move to a rural area, separated from any sort of supply lines and offering low to unskilled labor. Here, everyone mourns the loss of a shoe factory where folks thought they were getting “good money” for gluing the soles on shoes.)
    But I am still aghast at what must be a visceral hatred to urban folk to somehow pretend that there aren’t urban kids also needing nutritional support. Do they think Detroit doesn’t have any unemployed?

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