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A couple of years ago I had my kids (in their senior year) budget their food at a dollar a meal. They did not starve. Hot cereal, egg, and banana for breakfast, bologna or PBJ, hand made carrot sticks & apple for lunch, and mac&cheese with a hot dog, canned veggies for dinner, and yogurt for dessert fits into the food stamp allotment, without coupons, school lunches, or any home grown or donated food. I have yet to hear of a single case of starvation in the US due to lack of government subsidies.
As the owner of a small. for-profit (HA!) career college, I am considered guilty until proven innocent by government from the state to the fed. While my state-sponsored colleagues blatantly flout their own accreditation requirements, I am subject to annual records audits, must purchase "going out of business insurance" to make sure my students will be reimbursed if I close a program, and cannot be included in school materials provided by local foundations to all high school seniors. But, then, my students have a 98% graduation rate and most complete with little or no debt, in less than half the time of their public school counterparts. My grads have a higher certification rate, too. No profit since 2008, though. I must deserve it.
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