by Leslee Kulba
Wild West blogger
A kindly, anonymous person, beyond praise, stepped up to provide free lunch and breakfast for kids attending Polk County Middle School. The government already covers kids in elementary school, even the rich ones. School officials are now hoping the philanthropist might shell out some more for the high school kids.
Actually, government played a large part in this story by training society to believe it is not the responsibility of parents to feed their children, enabling grocers to set prices for higher average incomes, compromising the ability of more poor people to remain independent, and putting social pressure on those marginalized to take the astigmatic route of contributing to the vicious cycle.