For about a year now, Lee County has had a board of commissioners that is controlled by Republicans by a 4-3 margin. These four vote in lock-step almost always, and when they do, it is always bad for the people. As part of that attempt to ruin Lee County, the commissioners have set their eyes on the local school board. In a recent joint meeting, one commissioner found the real problem with the schools--the poor kids.
Republican Commissioner Kirk Smith wondered aloud why the schools didn't just feed low-income students peanut butter and jelly sandwiches to save money. And, as noted in this post at The Rant, that's about two-thirds of students in Lee County.
Smith, apparently, didn't know that it is federal money that pays for school lunches. Smith, apparently, didn't care that this may be the only balanced meal low-income students get in a day. Smith, apparently, isn't concerned about two-thirds of Lee County.
There is a bright moment to all of this, though. As reported in the Sanford Herald, after Smith's comments, there were gasps from the audience, and even the Republicans realized they needed to quickly change the subject.