Afghanistan. But Denny Rehberg (R-MT) wants to take them
out of school kids' lunches.
Rep. Dennis Rehberg (R-MT), who’s expected to face Sen. John Tester (D) in the Montana Senate race next year, is worried that some families who receive federally-subsidized lunches may be gaming the system and therefore bilking you out of your hard-earned taxpayer dollars.
Mmm! School lunch! Can't wait to steal some!
The Billings Gazette covered Rehberg's tour of a local school, where his sister is the principal. Rehberg's big question: "whether families ever dupe the free and reduced-price meal system."
Billings School District 2 K-12 executive director Brenda Koch answered him:
[E]ach year, a random sample of families who sign up and qualify are audited by the district to make sure they meet the income guidelines.
On top of that, she said, the district is audited by the state every year on how its Title I dollars are spent.
But Rehberg needed a target. “I’d like to punish those systems that rip the taxpayers off,” he said.
Would you now, Denny? Because I heard there was $30-60 billion ripped off over in Iraq and Afghanistan. But I suppose it's easier to just hover over the shoulder of poor kids in Montana and pester them between sporkfulls of cafeteria macaroni & cheese about whether their daddies really for serious only made $16,000 shoveling cashmere goat shit last year.