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GOP Lawmaker Says He Has Never Met a Hungry Person in Minnesota - Rolling Stone

  
Via:  Gsquared  •  last year  •  12 comments

By:   Nikki McCann Ramirez (Rolling Stone)

GOP Lawmaker Says He Has Never Met a Hungry Person in Minnesota - Rolling Stone
Minnesota Republican state Sen. Steve Drazkowski opposed a bill that would provide free breakfast and lunch to students in the state.

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lazyload-fallback.gif Republican state Senator Steve Drazkowski claimed he has "yet to meet a person in Minnesota that is hungry" in a speech opposing a bill that would provide free breakfast and lunch meals to students in the state.

"Hunger is a relative term… I had a cereal bar for breakfast, I guess I'm hungry now," Drazkowski said. "I didn't see a definition of hunger in the bill… most reasonable people suggest hunger means you don't have enough to eat in order to provide for metabolism and growth."


Minnesota Republican state Sen. Steve Drazkowski on bill providing free school breakfast and lunch: "I have yet to meet a person in Minnesota that is hungry. Yet today. I have yet to meet a person in Minnesota that says they don't have access to enough food to eat." #mnlegpic.twitter.com/H7JsyfsGWw
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) March 14, 2023

The proposed bill, which passed the Minnesota senate on Tuesday and is now headed back to the state's House for a procedural vote, will provide free breakfast and lunches for all students in the state, with no income-based restrictions.

According to state Rep. Sydney Jordan, a quarter of Minnesota students who are suffering from poor nutrition do not qualify for existing free or reduced-price lunch programs. This bill "will ensure that every child has the tools — breakfast and lunch — to succeed in school," Jordan said in February.

The final passage of the bill would make Minnesota the fourth state in the country to provide free lunches to all students, alongside California, Colorado, and Maine.

It is not the first time Drazkowski has opposed measures to ease the burden of educational costs on families. Earlier this month, the Minnesota state senator argued against a proposed increase in early childhood spending. In his view, children should remain at home until at least the age of five before being admitted into public schools, and the educational budget should reflect that.


MN state Rep. Steve Drazkowski (R) argues for abolishing early childhood education:
"We should let parents raise their kids until they're 5 at least before government comes with a school bus, backs it up to the maternity ward room door and takes them to the government school." pic.twitter.com/qV1abRUnaQ

— Heartland Signal (@HeartlandSignal) May 9, 2022

Opposition to food and nutrition subsidies has increased with the recapture of the House by Republicans in the 2022 midterms. Earlier this month congressional republicans introduced an amendment to a bill that would place increased eligibility requirements for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). The bill, introduced by Rep. Dusty Johnson (R-S.D.), would raise the age of eligibility for the program from 49 to 65.

In February, Florida Congressman Matt Gaetz released an open letter to President Joe Biden urging him to implement work requirements in his proposed welfare reforms. Gaetz urged the administration to "crack down on states' abuse of waivers for able-bodied adults," when granting income-assistance benefits.

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, more than 35 million Americans, including 9 million children, live with the struggle of food insecurity. While Drazkowski may claim he has never met a person experiencing hunger, he and Republican legislators seem all too willing to ensure that those who do continue to struggle to put food on the table.


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Gsquared
Professor Principal
1  seeder  Gsquared    last year

This guy is a real winner.

"In 2006, before he was elected to the legislature, Drazkowski was arrested and charged with assaulting his then-14-year-old daughter. He was acquitted, but at Laura's request, the judge issued a temporary restraining order against him."

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
1.1  devangelical  replied to  Gsquared @1    last year
Drazkowski was arrested and charged with assaulting his then-14-year-old daughter. He was acquitted, but at Laura's request, the judge issued a temporary restraining order against him.

rwnj father of the year. family values...

 
 
 
Gsquared
Professor Principal
1.1.1  seeder  Gsquared  replied to  devangelical @1.1    last year

He's a reactionary sjw par excellence.

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
2  Kavika     last year

What an ass, I can take hin by the hand and show him a lot of kids that struggle with food security in MN.

 
 
 
Gsquared
Professor Principal
2.1  seeder  Gsquared  replied to  Kavika @2    last year
What an ass

For sure.

 
 
 
JBB
Professor Principal
3  JBB    last year

"There are none so blind as those who will not see"...

 
 
 
Gsquared
Professor Principal
3.1  seeder  Gsquared  replied to  JBB @3    last year

That describes too many MAGAs.

 
 
 
JBB
Professor Principal
3.1.1  JBB  replied to  Gsquared @3.1    last year

original

 
 
 
bbl-1
Professor Quiet
4  bbl-1    last year

Drazkowski has probably never met a hungry person.  Apparently he has the 'gawd affliction'.  For that there is no cure.

 
 
 
Gsquared
Professor Principal
4.1  seeder  Gsquared  replied to  bbl-1 @4    last year
Drazkowski has probably never met a hungry person.

He said he hasn't.  When the members of his country club get a bit hungry they head right for the buffet table.

 
 
 
bbl-1
Professor Quiet
4.1.1  bbl-1  replied to  Gsquared @4.1    last year

Yeah.  Took the words out of my mouth.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Expert
5  Buzz of the Orient    last year

I guess as long as there is a GOP, America will never see the eradication of abject poverty that has been successful elsewhere, and maybe that's because it could make America even MORE attractive for destitute migrants to clog its borders, believing that life in "the land of the free and home of the brave" could be better than a "usual" 3rd world country. 

 
 

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