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.I've been known to shop in clothing resale shops, and as a middle child had my share of hand-me-downs, and Maya gets Zoe's out-grown clothes, so I'm not taking the snobby position, but really? Foster children can ONLY have second-hand clothes?! I love "smaller government," "don't tread on me" Republican proposals!
Casswell, a Republican representing Branch, Hillsdale, Lenawee and St. Joseph counties, made the proposal this week, reports Michigan Public Radio.
“I never had anything new,” Caswell says. “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.”
Under his plan, foster children would receive gift cards that could only be used at places like the Salvation Army, Goodwill and other second hand clothing stores.
Sunday, April 24, 2011
Second-Hand Children = Second-Hand Clothes
From the Michigan Messenger: