Evidently, socialist Bernie Sanders believes there is such a thing as a free lunch.
“Sen. Bernard Sanders wants more free lunches in the massive infrastructure plan Congress is writing — and this time he means it literally,” according to The Washington Times.
“Mr. Sanders’ plan would continue to give free meals to all schoolchildren, as the federal government has been doing during the COVID-19 pandemic, even if their parents are wealthy enough to pay for the meals. [emphasis added]
“‘In the richest country in the world, it is an outrage that millions of children struggle with hunger every day,’ said Mr. Sanders, a democratic socialist from Vermont who is chairman of the Senate Budget Committee. ‘Every child deserves a quality education free of hunger.’
“Mr. Sanders’ office could not say how much the proposal would cost, but offering free breakfast and lunch to the more than 56 million K-12 students in the U.S. would be a radical departure from the federal free lunch program’s original goal to make sure poor children don’t go to class hungry. [emphasis added]
“The federal government spent $18.7 billion on school meals in 2019, the last full year before the pandemic.”
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The federal government spent $18.7 billion on school meals in 2019, the last full year before the pandemic.https://t.co/BSNuPmwpRs
— The Washington Times (@WashTimes) May 13, 2021