Monday, April 25, 2011

Heartless Conservatives

Just a little background on Sen. Paul Ryan, (R)  His father died when Paul was 16. Tyan then started collecting Social Security, which he was able to put away for college, because his mother was on some government program (maybe disability??).  His grandmother moved in with them. She was on Social Security and Medicare.

So now, he wants to do away with Social Security and Mecare.  All too typical


State Representative Bruce Caswell of Michigan wants to make sure poor children in his state are forced to spend their annual $80.00 clothing allowance at thrift stores like Good Will.  Apparently, he feels that because the kids are poor they just don't deserve any better.

He later modified his bill to allow major retail stores to come up with a plan to create gift cards to be used only for clothing. Caregivers would have to jump through hoops before being allowed to by clothes for the children.

He admits the plan wouldn't save Michigan a dime.  He just wants to make sure the money is spent where he thinks it should be spent. 

Just another controlling tactic so popular with Republicans. 

Stay tuned. 


Kay Dennison said...

I agree as you probably guessed.
The worst part about the whole Caswell thing is that that clothing allowance is only $80!!!!
Chump change to a guy like Caswell!! It just makes me sick.

Margie's Musings said...

I also agree. Some wealthy people are so sure that the poor are also wasteful and undeserving.

Darlene said...

I would rather be called a bleeding heart liberal than an callous conservative. At least, we liberals do have a heart.

Word Tosser said...

What was the saying we were raised with, that our parents used?

Do as I say, not as I do...
in this case.. wear what I say, not what I wear.

Patti said...

Hi Betty,
Don't want to get all political here, just wanted to thank you for visiting and for your support.

Have a great Saturday.