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Sat Nov 21, 2015, 04:30 PM

 

Here's a socialistic program I'm willing to pay more taxes on: free lunches for all school children

no exceptions or stigma. Paid by the federal government without conditions on the states.

Does this make me a social darwinism or libertarian?

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Reply Here's a socialistic program I'm willing to pay more taxes on: free lunches for all school children (Original post)
hill2016 Nov 2015 OP
Rosa Luxemburg Nov 2015 #1
TM99 Nov 2015 #2
LWolf Nov 2015 #3
hill2016 Nov 2015 #7
LWolf Nov 2015 #11
JaneyVee Nov 2015 #4
hill2016 Nov 2015 #8
DemocratSinceBirth Nov 2015 #5
Juicy_Bellows Nov 2015 #6
DemocratSinceBirth Nov 2015 #10
hill2016 Nov 2015 #13
DemocratSinceBirth Nov 2015 #14
Bluenorthwest Nov 2015 #9
restorefreedom Nov 2015 #12

Response to hill2016 (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2015, 04:36 PM

1. We already have free school lunches for all students

Here

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Response to hill2016 (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2015, 04:41 PM

2. Actually, yes!

 



Libertarians argue that all charity or taxed programs should be voluntary. One should be free to choose which if any they wish to be a part of.

So yes, you saying I don't support x but I am willing to support only y does place you more in that category.

As a leftist, I know that my taxes go to various places that I may not always want to support, care for, or will ever need. And I don't mind because I know that my society is also giving back to me in ways that I will want and need, if not now, certainly later.

As a traditional Democratic Socialist and FDR progressive, I want that expanded now to include universal healthcare, a college education for all, and a living wage for all.

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Response to hill2016 (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2015, 04:43 PM

3. What kind of lunches?

Over-processed junk food re-heated on site, or fresh food locally sourced and actually prepared on site?

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Response to LWolf (Reply #3)

Sat Nov 21, 2015, 04:55 PM

7. lunches that I'm willing to eat myself

 

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Response to hill2016 (Reply #7)

Sat Nov 21, 2015, 05:16 PM

11. That's wonderful,

and just what I was thinking.

I'd LOVE for my students to get those breaks, and that much activity, during the school day as well.

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Response to hill2016 (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2015, 04:43 PM

4. NYC does this already. I support this.

 

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Response to JaneyVee (Reply #4)

Sat Nov 21, 2015, 04:58 PM

8. so that's where my

 

tax dollars go to...

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Response to hill2016 (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2015, 04:44 PM

5. Socialistic programs I favor

Health care for folks who can't afford it
Shelter for folks who can't afford it.
Food for those who can't afford it
Libraries for everyone
Police and fire protection for everyone


for starters...

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Reply #5)

Sat Nov 21, 2015, 04:52 PM

6. Good list - I would add that prisons should not be run privately. nt.

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Response to Juicy_Bellows (Reply #6)

Sat Nov 21, 2015, 05:07 PM

10. Private schools, yes...Private prisons, hell no...

When the sovereign deprives a citizen of his liberty the sovereign becomes responsible for his or hell well being and can not contract out his or her well being.

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Response to DemocratSinceBirth (Reply #5)

Sat Nov 21, 2015, 05:50 PM

13. that's really big of you

 

how much more in taxes are you willing to pay for all this?

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Response to hill2016 (Reply #13)

Sat Nov 21, 2015, 07:36 PM

14. Enough that my fellow Americans don't starve, go without medical care , or live in a box....

Enough that my fellow Americans don't starve, go without medical care , or live in a box for inability to pay. We are a wealthy and blessed country and it is not beyond our means to eliminate abject misery for our fellow Americans.


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Response to hill2016 (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2015, 05:03 PM

9. Also breakfast. Tax me.

 

nt

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Response to hill2016 (Original post)

Sat Nov 21, 2015, 05:34 PM

12. good idea

and i agree with those who say it has to be real, healthy FOOD, not processed crap or big ag castoffs.

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