Leapin’ Lizards!

It is almost like the GOP are trying to out-do each other in who can be the cruelest, and what cuts they can make that don’t solve the problem they address, but symbolically and physically make people hurt even more:

Under a new budget proposal from State Sen. Bruce Casswell, children in the state’s foster care system would be allowed to purchase clothing only in used clothing stores.

Casswell, a Republican representing Branch, Hillsdale, Lenawee and St. Joseph counties, made the proposal this week, reports Michigan Public Radio.

His explanation?

I never had anything new. I got all the hand-me-downs. And my dad, he did a lot of shopping at the Salvation Army, and his comment was — and quite frankly it’s true — once you’re out of the store and you walk down the street, nobody knows where you bought your clothes.”

That’s just needlessly mean. Nothing like kicking little kids in the teeth when they are already down and feeling vulnerable. I mean imagine someone telling you that by law you can only shop in thrift stores, no exception. Wouldn’t that make you feel like you yourself were second hand?

I’d love to know what our own junior reporter, Cassie, thinks about this.

UPDATE 1: Cassie responds to Casswell.

(Michigan Messenger)

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0 Responses to Leapin’ Lizards!

  1. Dimitrios says:

    So pass a law stating that all state representatives must shop in second hand clothing stores, because once they reach the state capitol nobody can tell they represent voters.


  2. why stop at clothing – how about to save some MORE money for tax cuts – a law that says every person making under $50K MUST eat mouse turds and bugs.
    that would be the republican way to a cleaner nation too


  3. I say make the socialist blood-sucking leech children sew patches on their clothes, whether they have holes in ’em or not.

    And lets seriously explore the concept of second-hand food.

    Little leech bastards.


  4. Cassie says:

    I responded here with a letter to the senator: http://cassieatcollege.com/?p=59