This state senator has never met a hungry person….ergo there are no hunger issues.
It’s not clear exactly how many Minnesotans state Sen. Steve Drazkowski has met in his lifetime or during his 16 years in politics, but they have apparently all fallen into one category: well-fed. “I have yet to meet a person in Minnesota that is hungry,” the Republican said Tuesday prior to a vote on providing free school meals for all K-12 students. “I have yet to meet a person in Minnesota that says they don’t have access to enough food to eat.”
- He followed it up with a joke: “Now, I should say that hunger is a relative term. I had a cereal bar for breakfast. I guess I’m hungry now.”
- About the bill: HF 5 passed 38-26 and is expected to get Gov. Tim Walz’s signature, per NBC News.
- Food stat I: Per a tweet from state Sen. Heather Gustafson, who authored the bill: “1 in 5 students in Sen. Drazkowski’s district qualifies for free and reduced lunch.”
- Food stat II: Business Insider cites Feeding America’s count that roughly 340,000 Minnesotans are facing hunger, nearly a third of them children.
- Food stat III: The nonprofit Hunger Solutions Minnesota says food pantries in the state logged 5.5 million visits in 2022, a record high, reports the Washington Post.
- Less charged criticism: Per the Post, other critics of the bill didn’t dismiss food insecurity issues but said the bill’s $200 million annual cost would be better spent on other educational needs, such as special education, mental health support, and maintenance.
I love these guys….they sit on their high horse so everybody is as fortunate as they.
Call it lack of empathy, compassion whatever….the idiots open mouths and fire it off before brain is loaded.
At what point do these d/bags take off the blinders and see what is around them?
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Sadly, so many people in power use their position to push an ideological agenda as opposed to serving the people who elected them…I’m sure there is a racial component to this person’s vile comments…
And the GOP excel at it. chuq
O.K., so you tell me then how is it that every poor person I have ever met is as fat as they can get? I have yet to see an emaciated person who suffers from hunger. They are getting food from someplace.
The only food they can afford is high carb and junk….then you do not get out much…..there are plenty around here. chuq
I have to ask the question. Why did they vote for this fool?
Do they only have themselves to blame? Really?
In which case, don’t make the same mistake next time, or suck it up.
Best wishes, Pete.
People are just that ignorant….sad that Americans cannot look at the big picture. chuq
I don’t care how cheap the food is or whether it is cheap carbohydrates or what … I have never run into a hungry person either because there are too many food pantries and church missions and snap benefits and other things to make sure there is no hunger — and whatever a person who eats puts into his or her mouth is going to sustain or kill …
So all these lame programs are doing their job? Not down here….but you keep believing they are. chuq
Oh yeah? Well it isn’t like Mississippi isn’t trying. How about this–https://www.msfoodnet.org/programs/
WHY do you think it is not working?
I have stated many times why…..the program is a joke that helps very few. chuq
Maybe that is because there are very few people in actual need down there.
Keep believing that if it helps you sleep….it is wro9ng but who am I to doubt your knowledge. chuq
I didn’t say “I know” I said “I guess.” I don’t know what happens in Mississippi but I do know that I like Mississippians and the food is great, the moss on the Oaks is pretty, Magnolias are beautiful, the beaches are great (Except in Biloxi) –it is a little hot in the summer I will admit … but generally people who live in Mississippi are very fortunate indeed.
I am fortunate because my house is paid for, my daughter and granddaughter live 2 miles away….Mississippi is not the postcard that some see….chuq
You don’t have to agree — you just have to be taken advantage of by a few of them.
I am smarter than that…LOL chuq
“By saying “I am smarter than that” can I assume that you do not get involved or give them any handouts?” Can I assume that and be anywhere near accurate?
It is very accurate. chuq
and then you tell me that I have no compassion for them? That does not compute.
Do you want it to? chuq
The Emergency Food Assistance Program
Acquiring, storing, and distributing food is Mississippi Food Network’s primary focus through the Emergency Food Assistance Program. The food is provided to over 430 churches and nonprofits that distribute food in their local communities. These organizations operate food pantries, community kitchens and shelters. Many of these are in outlying rural areas with little access to resources.
Sounds good and makes for uninformed fodder….visit one down here and your opinion should change. chuq
If that is true then more power to Mississippi — I guess they are only serving those with actual needs and not the couch potato parasites, the drunks and the dopers.
I am sorry John but I have met very few of those you hate….and I worked for the local housing authority. chuq
I have met very few of them too, Chuq– the last one I let stay with me for a couple of weeks brought me roaches among other things, barely ever bathed, pissed in bottles and hid them under his bed…I had him removed by police …and now he roams the streets pandhandling …so I try to avoid them as much as I can… they are all alike.