Barrick deceptively headlined his June 18, 2010 press release (see below), “Charlottesville Parks Department to Provide Free Lunch this Summer,” assuming that media outlets would “swallow” and “spit out whole” his pablum.
A fatal flaw in the $93-thousand-dollar-man’s dispatch is the assertion that the “Parks Department” is “providing” the lunch. They are not. Actually, the complimentary chow primarily is being “provided” by the Federal Government’s Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), which Barrick references but does not attribute or describe in the release.
Why is this error problematic? Barrick, a prime mover in Charlottesville’s Democrat City Hall Cabal, once again is abusing his office to promote an ongoing Charlottesville Democrat vote-buying scheme, by attempting to paint Charlottesville City government as the “free” lunch benefactor.
If anyone is to be given “credit” for the government giveaway, it is the American taxpayer, who is funding this “free” feeding frenzy to the tune of $360 million!
And it’s not only the citizen-taxpayer who is demeaned by this government program. The United States Department of Agriculture, who administers SFSP, insultingly refers to the “free” lunch disbursement locations as “feeding sites,” as if these federal custodians were tending to livestock.
Fostered dependence upon government is an ugly thing no matter how you look at it: it hurts the providers (taxpayers) by stealing their property, and it destroys the recipients (modern-day serfs) by stealing their dignity—all of this under the guise of a “free” lunch.
Ric Barrick, your government education obviously has failed you miserably. Here’s your summer reading assignment, courtesy of Milton Friedman. We’ll expect a book report in the fall.
Read Barrick’s deliciously deceiptful press release:
City of Charlottesville
Office of Communications
P.O. Box 911 – Charlottesville, VA 22902
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 18th, 2010
TO: Local Media
Contact: Ric Barrick
Charlottesville Parks Department to Provide Free Lunch this Summer
Summer Food Service Program Begins on Monday, June 21st for City Residents
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VIRGINIA The City of Charlottesville Parks and Recreation Department is participating in the Summer Food Service Program starting June 21 and running through July 30, meals will be provided to all children without charge. Acceptance and participation requirements for the program and all activities are the same regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. Meals will be provided at South First Street and Westhaven Community centers on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 12:15.
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