24 Apr '11, 1am

The mean-spiritedness of this proposal breaks my heart:

The mean-spiritedness of this proposal breaks my heart:

, State Sen. Bruce Caswell's (R) budget proposal would force children in the state's foster care system to purchase clothing only in used clothing stores. Children who are placed in foster care receive a state-funded clothing allowance. Under Caswell's plan, foster children would receive gift cards redeemable only at places like Goodwill and the Salvation Army. Caswell insists the proposal has nothing to do with stigmatizing poor children and everything to do with saving the state money. Not surprisingly, human services professionals see the proposal differently. Gilda Jacobs, CEO of the Michigan League for Human Services called the plan a shot at the dignity of foster children and one that is especially cruel given how difficult a circumstance these children find themselves in. Just like the battle in Benton Harbor, Caswell's proposal shows the single-focused attack on th...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/politics/blog/michigan-gop-fo...

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