Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Bruce Caswell: One of the newest republican dipshits

In these hard economic times everyone is looking for ways to save money, especially the Republican Party. Cutting anything related to health, education, or other basic needs (While trumping up war spending and corporate/ wealthy subsidies).
Yes, there is a need to be frugal, and trim the fat, but Bruce Caswell, a Republican Senator from Michigan decided to do this in a truly ridiculous way, by punishing foster children.

Foster children in Michigan would use their state-funded clothing allowance only in thrift stores under a plan suggested by State Senator Bruce Caswell.

Caswell says he wants to make sure that state money set aside to buy clothes for foster children and kids of the working poor is actually used for that purpose.

He says they should get “gift cards” to be used only at Salvation Army, Goodwill or other thrift stores.

So now a kid with no family, who has a much lower chance of success, not only can't have their own parents, but they can't have new clothes?

While yes, there should be some caps, a $15 shirt at Target or Walmart or Jc-Penny should be ok over a $40 shirt at American Eagle, saying "You have to use hand me downs" is just a joke.

Caswell defends this by saying “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

Sure, I bet Caswell never got anything new in his life, or his parents paying for him to go through college/ Helping him achieve some wonderful dreams.

This guy is almost as much of a dick as Rick Santorum, which at least due to some help by Dan Savage, got his name a new meaning

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