Saturday, March 19, 2016

Michigan Senator: For Foster Kids, Used Clothes Are Good Enough

Michigan State Senator
Bruce Caswell (R)
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...

...Gilda Jacobs is CEO of the Michigan League for Human Services.  "Honestly, I was flabbergasted," Jacobs (said).  "I really couldn't believe this.  Because I think, gosh, is this where we've gone in this state?  I think that there's the whole issue of dignity.  You're saying to somebody, you don't deserve to go in and buy a new pair of gym shoes..."

Caswell says the gift card idea wouldn't save the state any money.

eye'm thynkin':  So the whole point is just to shame those who need help?  Way to go , Mr. Caswell!  Doing your Republican thing to the max!

Read more at Michigan Radio

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