Representative Jack Kingston (R-GA) is reviving Newt Gingrich’s 2012 campaign one deplorable idea at a time.
KINGSTON: “But one of the things I’ve talked to the secretary of agriculture about: Why don’t you have the kids pay a dime, pay a nickel to instill in them that there is, in fact, no such thing as a free lunch? Or maybe sweep the floor of the cafeteria — and yes, I understand that that would be an administrative problem, and I understand that it would probably lose you money. But think what we would gain as a society in getting people — getting the myth out of their head that there is such a thing as a free lunch.”
Think of what we would gain as a society by constantly reminding poor children that they’re poor while their fellow students and friends eat lunch without sweeping the floor. We should make it clear to them at a young age that they will be wage slaves their whole lives while their privileged peers live off interest. Because there’s no such thing as a free lunch. Or is there?
There’s no polite way to put this; Jack Kingston is a sociopath and so is anyone else who proposes that we force children to do manual labor if they want to eat.