File this one under "tough love", or a failure to understand the needs of American People. Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer of South Carolina was supposed to be favored to win the Governor Mark Sanford's seat during the next election. However in a recent public speech that he probably wishes he never did, Bauer drew a comparison to feeding stray animals about people on government assistance, babies having babies, and parents whose children are on free and reduced-price lunch. Considering the amount of food our country wastes daily, it's amazing how we don't offer school children a free lunch everyday. Many parents will still make lunch for their kids regardless. But how completely unconnected must one be to draw some kind of connection between a poor family, who needs to put their children on a free/reduced-price lunch program in order to make sure they get a meal in school, and an abandoned house pet? In the end, anyone can figure out that Bauer wants to cut funding for the school lunch program in his state. As a person who briefly benefitted from this in Massachusetts when my father died, forcing my mom to raise three kids on her own with very little time and monetary resources, I can find several faults with this. But does anyone in office actually think before saying things anymore?