Ten Bobsworth wrote:
Government should be ensuring kids can eat not footballers. Rashford has done a fantastic job and deserves nothing but credit.
We're all in this together eh Boris?
Who made sure you ate? Government or parents?
Governments should make sure there are satisfactory safety nets.
I also think back to when I was little and how my parents did without to make sure that my brother and I were fed, clothed and sheltered from them working hard for a living and going without themselves if need be.
It used to get right up my nose when I paid for my daughter and her older half-sister for meals when I knew plenty that were playing the system and getting free school meals for their kids.
No kids should have to go hungry in this country, the state already provides for them, you need to ask what the parents are doing with the money they get if they are using it first and foremost to feed and keep safe their own children.
A local school has a traveler's site in their catchment area, kids arrive at the school (and are picked up afterwards) in their parents BMW 4x4's, all on free school meals.
If they can find money to have new BMW's they have money to feed their kids.
The government isn't the problem it's all those who rip it off who are.
And don't lose sight that it's the government's money in the first place - it's not - it's the money from the taxes hardworking decent people like you and I pay.
People like us who go out to work. pay our taxes, and if need be go without so our children can have what they need, not the countless numbers who think the country owes them a free living.
I can't understand how any parent would let their child go hungry, I'd starve first rather than let my child do without, not go out a get myself the latest iPhone or buy little Johnny a new escooter!
The parent has the responsibility not the state and for you and I to pay for them - as well as our own!