Rep. Cynthia Davis of O’Fallon, MO (District 19) has recently made a complete ass out of herself showing how little she knows about what it’s like on the other side of the tracks. Someone needs to pop the little picture perfect bubble world she lives in and clue her in on the harsh reality of being poor. She recently made comments about cutting the free lunch program that provides MO children with meals during the summer when school is not in session saying that hunger is a “positive motivator” for children and also:
Who’s buying dinner? Who is getting paid to serve the meal? Churches and other non-profits can do this at no cost to the taxpayer if it is warranted. […] Bigger governmental programs take away our connectedness to the human family, our brotherhood and our need for one another. […] Anyone under 18 can be eligible? Can’t they get a job during the summer by the time they are 16? Hunger can be a positive motivator. What is wrong with the idea of getting a job so you can get better meals? Tip: If you work for McDonald’s, they will feed you for free during your break. […] It really is all about increasing government spending, which means an increase in taxes for us to buy more free lunches and breakfasts.
A report by Feeding America found that one in five Missouri children currently lives with hunger. Taking apart Davis’ other arguments, a St. Louis Post-Dispatch editorial noted that most of the summer feeding program sites are actually hosted by churches and that the program, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, fed 3.7 million meals at a total cost of less than $9.5 million last summer — “a pretty good use of federal money.”
Because of this, Keith Olbermann has named her the Worst Person in the World twice this week. Once for her asinine statement, then again for her clarifications, which proves even further that she is out of touch with reality. Watch below: