You know that I’ve been busy covering the breaking news from South Carolina, kids, but don’t think for a moment that I forgot about this trailer trash Marie Antoinette. Here’s Cynthia Davis in her own words:
While nobody is disputing the benefits of nutritious food, why the presumption that parents are not providing nutritious food for their children? Even if they are not, who created a new rule that says government must make up for any lack at home? The problem of childhood obesity has been cited as one of the most rapidly growing health problems in America. People who are struggling with lack of food usually do not have an obesity problem.
On the Summer Food Service Program:
Anyone under 18 can be eligible? Can’t they get a job during the summer by the time they are 16? Hunger can be a positive motivator. What is wrong with the idea of getting a job so you can get better meals?
Tip: If you work for McDonald’s, they will feed you for free during your break.
From THINK PROGRESS:
In her June newsletter, State Rep. Cynthia Davis (R-MO) provided several “commentaries” to a press release from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services on a summer food program. The program provides “food during the summer for thousands of low-income Missouri children who rely on the school cafeteria for free or reduced-price meals during the regular school year.” Davis, who serves as the chairwoman of the Missouri House Special Standing Committee on Children and Families, questioned whether the program is “warranted,” and extolled the hidden benefits of child hunger [...]
A report by Feeding America found that one in five Missouri children currently lives with hunger.
But wait, kids, there’s so much more to Ms Davis. From Fired Up Missouri (February 24,2009):
GOP State Representative Cynthia Davis (R-Pluto) has sponsored legislation to give stay-at-home moms $600 in scholarships every year, hoping to help them get back into the workforce after their kids are grown.
Sounds reasonable enough. Except bad stay-at-home fathers are specifically exempted from Davis’ bill.
Why aren’t fathers included? Well, Davis explains, men can’t breast-feed.
Oh, and fathers aren’t really very good at taking care of children either:
“Mothers are natural nurturers. Fathers are not. It goes back to the hunter and gatherers type”.
Davis says she’s just trying to prompt the mother who “watches soap operas and eats bonbons all day” to use the money for education expenses.
And Cynthia knows all about mothering, dont’cha know! I think she went to the Sarah Palin School of Motherhood. From Fired Up Missouri (April 17, 2006):
Rep. Cynthia Davis (R-O’Fallon) claims to be devoutly religious, regularly invoking tortured theological reasons for introducing anti-science and regressive legislation. Yet even on the holiest day on the Christian calendar, she apparently doesn’t value the safety of her own offspring enough to keep one from wandering around her town’s busy streets.
Police in the town of O’Fallon reportedly responded Sunday to a call regarding a female child wandering aimlessly on and around Highway K. Motorist passersby, it seems, thought it unusual that a youngster would be wandering the busy roadway by foot, alone on Easter Sunday, and called the authorities to look into the matter.
When police arrived on the scene, they identified the child and determined where she lived and who she was. Reportedly, the state Department of Social Services also became engaged in the matter, since it involved the safety and welfare of a child. When the relevant agents looked into the situation, they also learned that the absentee parent responsible for the child’s safety was none other than rabid “family values” proselytizer Cynthia Davis.
But wait, kids, there’s more! Just a few days ago, Cynthia was one of the speakers at a Fair Tax rally. Once again, her own words:
This was a very special event. When I said “Hi, I am Cynthia Davis from O’Fallon, Missouri “, the crowd broke into applause. It feels pretty good to be on the side of the taxpayer. While many of the details need yet to be worked out concerning a fair tax, we should all desire more fairness in our taxation structure. Having a retail establishment in O’Fallon, I understand the importance of having the same prices for everybody.
Government should be the same way. I am concerned about our national government because they have shown no discipline, nor any desire to protect the taxpayers.
And now back to Fired Up Missouri (April 25, 2005):
This just in from the Missouri Democratic Party:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
GOP Lawmaker Pays Personal Tax Debts with Campaign FundsRep. Cynthia Davis’ Illegal Activity Reported to Ethics Commission, Possible Income Tax Evasion Reported to Department of Revenue
Jefferson City, MO — The Missouri Democratic Party today filed an ethics complaint against Republican State Representative Cynthia Davis of O’Fallon for using campaign money to pay her own property taxes on a Jefferson City residence. The complaint argues that on multiple occasions Rep. Davis has illegally converted campaign funds to personal use, including paying her real estate taxes, purchasing an automobile, and making deposits into a personal bank account.
On Jan. 8, 2004, Cynthia Davis for the House Committee paid the Cole County Collector $1,084.33 for real estate taxes on a residential property in Jefferson City, according to the committee’s April 2004 Quarterly Report filed April 15, 2004. Ms. Davis’ 2003 and 2004 Personal Finance Disclosure Statements lists that residence as being owned by Ms. Davis and her husband Bernie.
Missouri Campaign Finance Law (Section 130.034 RSMo.) strictly prohibits converting any campaign contribution to personal use. The law is designed to prevent the theft and illegal use of campaign funds. Purposeful violations of this provision are punishable by up to one year in jail.
Just one more, kids, and I promise I’ll stop. Here’s Cynthia at her Michele Bachmann finest! From the Missourian (April 28, 2009):
JEFFERSON CITY – The House has approved an amendment to keep pharmacies from being required to distribute emergency contraception and other drugs.
The amendment, sponsored by Rep. Ed Emery, R-Lamar, states that a pharmacy can’t be sued for not carrying medication and that the state cannot revoke a license if a pharmacy does not carry certain medication. It specifically mentions Plan B, an emergency contraception drug that can prevent pregnancy if taken within 72 hours of unprotected sex, and RU-486, the drug used to induce an abortion.
According to the Federal Drug Administration, emergency contraception drugs cannot cause an abortion. Women over 17 no longer need a prescription to obtain Plan B.
Women can take RU-486 to abort a pregnancy if they take it within 49 days of conception. The drug is only available through a doctor and cannot be distributed by a pharmacy.
Democrats said the amendment is an attempt to control women’s bodies.
“To implement a law like this, especially in a rural area, seems to me to put another road block before women,” said Rep. Mary Still, D- Columbia.
Rep. Cynthia Davis, R-O’Fallon, argued that businesses owners should have the right to choose what products they carry. She said the amendment will protect businesses from lawsuits.
“I have trouble understanding why anybody who is an American, who is not in favor of Communism, would want us to dictate what we’re going to say people can and cannot stock,” Davis said. “I fear for all the businesses in Missouri if we’re going to start telling them what they can sell and what they cannot sell.”