Why waste money on starving Americans when we can waste money on Halliburton Americans?
You’ve got to hand it to Mona Charen when it comes to defending President Roadblock Before The Abyss (see below). Sure $87 billion is a lot of money, but we’d just fritter it away anyway. And, according to Mona, what would we be wasting that money on? Education and hungry kids:
The president has asked for $87 billion to rebuild and solidify Iraq and Afghanistan. That’s a lot of money. But the federal government spends $65 billion annually on student loans to college students — enduring about a 40 percent default rate. We spend billions on hot lunches and breakfasts for schoolchildren, though the greatest health threat to the poor in America these days is not hunger but obesity.
Besides, why can’t poor children take their lunches to school in a brown bag, as my kids do? How much does a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, an apple and a yogurt cost? Maybe $1.50. For a family receiving food stamps, it’s even less. So why subsidize the lunches for children whose families already receive food aid in the form of food stamps?
You see, if those kids weren’t getting those hot lunches and breakfasts, they wouldn’t be obese.
Starve a kid…feed a military-industrial complex.
Polish it up a little and the Republicans just may have a new campaign slogan…