Congressional Free Lunch? - Local news, weather, sports Savannah | WSAV On Your Side

Congressional Free Lunch?

Posted: Updated:
Savannah -

Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Savannah, raised eyebrows nationwide with comments about the National School Lunch Program to the Jackson County Republican Party in December.

"Why don't you have the kids pay a dime, pay a nickel, to instill in them that there is, in fact, no such thing as a free lunch," Kingston said.

The outcry over the comments sent Kingston quickly to CNN's "New Day" to clarify his remarks, saying he did not mean to single out a particular socioeconomic group. Instead, he hoped we could have a conversation about work ethic.

But while Kingston tried to move on from the dustup, the comments spurred WSAV News 3 to investigate. What does a member of Congress like Jack Kingston receive in free meals?

What we found surprised even us.


Powered by WorldNow

1430 East Victory Drive
Savannah, GA 31404

Telephone: 912.651.0300
Fax: 912.651.0320

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.