Rep. Paul Ryan Says Free School Lunch Means Child Has Uncaring Parents (Video)


During his speech today at the Conservative Political Action Conference today, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., claimed that low income children who got free lunches at school had unloving parents at home.

According to RawStory.com (video below), Ryan first made the false claim that the Affordable Care Act "will discourage millions of people from working."

Ryan then claimed he knew of a boy from a low-income family who got free lunches via a government program, but "didn’t want a free lunch."

“He wanted his own lunch, one in a brown paper bag, just like the other kids,” stated Ryan. “He wanted one, he said, because he knew a kid with a brown paper bag had someone who cared for him. This is what the left does not understand.”

However, Ryan failed to mention that the left wants to increase the federal minimum wage for working Americans to $10.10 and lift them out of poverty, which he opposes.

According to ThinkProgress.org, Ryan claimed earlier this year that raising the minimum wage for working Americans was "inflationary" and would cost jobs but failed to provide any evidence.

However, there have been numerous studies that show raising the minimum wage has no adverse affect on employment numbers.

Sources: AmericanProgressAction.org, Berkeley.edu, MediaMatters.org, ThinkProgress.org, RawStory.com


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