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William S. Schurman: GOP shows no compassion in breakfast fund for poor children

William S. Schurman, Steamboat Springs

— Aren't the Republicans something? What happened to the "compassionate" Republicans that "W" spoke of? In Friday's Denver Post there were two articles referencing two matters in the Colorado House of Representatives. In one vote, the Republicans in the Joint Budget Committee voted not to fund $124,229 to continue the breakfast fund for poor kids for the remainder of the 2010-11 school year. That vote reflected the true Republican "compassion" by Sen. Kent Lambert (R-Colorado Springs). "As a family guy myself with children and grandchildren, I take a very strong responsibility to earn money to feed my own family," he was quoted as saying. In other words, these freeloaders should get off the couch, get a job and make money to feed their kids. Good point Kent, Sarah would approve. In the second matter, the Republicans are unlikely to take up a civility pledge similar to one passed by the House since 2005. Frankly, this should not surprise anyone.

William S. Schurman

Steamboat Springs

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