Why not poor houses and orphanages? It worked for Queen Victoria.
Representative Jack Kingston wants to teach those poor children a lesson in the way the world works:
"One of the things I’ve talked to the secretary of agriculture about: Why don’t you have the kids pay a dime, pay a nickel to instill in them that there is, in fact, no such thing as a free lunch? Or maybe sweep the floor of the cafeteria -- and yes, I understand that that would be an administrative problem, and I understand that it would probably lose you money. But think what we would gain as a society in getting people -- getting the myth out of their head that there is such a thing as a free lunch."
Well at least he's concerned that it would lose them money. Let's not pretend this fellow has no compassion at all.
And what could possibly be wrong with making little poor children sweep up after their betters for food? It makes perfect sense. I'm sure they'll all grow up with a healthy respect for each other. Because that's how people are.
Merry Christmas, losers.