And this punch in the stomach to poor kids is half of the story. The other half is that these same ghastly ghouls masquerading as public servants cum politicians are eager to cut taxes on the rich, give polluting corporations all sorts of tax breaks to set up shop in their states, and as Mr. Bryant explains, take public school money and divert it to charter schools. MOST charter schools are Christian schools which in and of itself is a DIRECT violation of the wall between church and state. It's bad enough that giant mega-churches with huge TV outreach programs pay no property taxes while definitely politicking for their favorite Conservative zealot.
Those who would take money away from poor kids and deprive them the one solid meal in their day are wretched soulless sociopaths. And they are precisely what today's lobbyist system rewards since they will do their masters' bidding without the pesky impediment of a conscience.
There is a serious body of evidence linking the overload of today's mandatory vaccines (forced into the bodies of newborn babies) with lifelong neurological impairments. Big Pharma is so powerful that this information is being by turns banned, falsely discredited, treated as conspiracy theory, and silenced.
Add in the children poisoned by lead in Flint.
Add in the zealous wish to deny poor children lunches.
Add in the kids who risked death and sexual molestation in boarding dangerous trains out of Honduras en route to parents working in America... only to be stopped at the border or sent back.
Add in the thousands of children who go missing each year.
Add in the babies deformed with brain damage allegedly due to the Zika mosquito.
Add in the thousands who are sexually molested, many by people in prominent positions (Franklin Cover-up, the testimonials of recovered victims like Cathy O'Brien) and/or the Catholic Church...
Add in the thousands displaced from war zones.
Add in the generation encumbered by college debt usury.
And the question becomes: Are today's patriarchs engineering a war against children? Is this some kind of modern mythological enactment of Cronus, the old god, searching for ways to murder or devour "his own" children rather than pass the torch of power to the next generation?