Do you think it’s inconsistent for the US to provide prisoners with free meals but to require children, who attend school by law, to buy their own lunches? Why or why not?

Do you think it’s inconsistent for the US to provide prisoners with free meals but to require children, who attend school by law, to buy their own lunches? Why or why not?

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  1. Children in American schools who require any level of assistance in paying for their (extremely inexpensive) lunches get it, through the National School Lunch Program. At most schools, somewhere around half of the students are receiving lunch for free or reduced cost.

    And at this point, it’s not clear if we’ll ever pay for it again. Since COVID started, ALL of the kids in our schools (at least where I live) have been getting free lunches.

  2. They don’t get free meals, it’s paid for in your taxes.
    Children should also get lunch paid for by taxes but if you say that near Americans they call you a socialist.

  3. I don’t have a problem with feeding prisoners. I have a problem with children being legally required to be in school, but there not being a legal requirement for them to be fed. Every child should have the option for free lunch.

  4. School and prison are two completely different things, and are not comparable in the way you are implying. If you have an issue with prisoners being fed, then make that argument. Or, if you have an issue with school lunch, then argue about that. But don’t waste time with irrelevant comparisons that ultimately don’t advance the conversation in any meaningful way.

  5. To all the pendantic jackasses who have already posted/came here to post:

    tHose MeAlS ARen’T free!!

    Everyone fucking knows it already. Everyone knows it’s funded by tax payer money. No one fucking needs y’all pointing out that something is paid for by taxes for the 19 billionth time.

  6. This is a classic example of a logical fallacy called a Non Sequitur: Feeding prisoners vs. feeding schoolchildren and who foots the bill.

    These two items may *seem* to be related, but actually aren’t.

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