Monday, April 1, 2013

"But Think Of The Children"

That's what the Right Wingers always throw out there to grab the heart of their believers when they want to run some dastardly scheme on them. If it helps their money-cutting agenda, or helps someone they don't feel any affection for......not-so-much.

How about taking the food away from families if their kid is not doing so well in school?
"The bill is sponsored by Sen. Stacey Campfield, R-Knoxville, and Rep. Vance Dennis, R-Savannah. It calls for a 30 percent reduction in Temporary Assistance for Needy Families benefits to parents whose children are not making satisfactory progress in school.

".....the bill could help prod parents into having children assessed so that any learning disability can be diagnosed.
Nothing says love and caring like forcing families to go hungry because a child is having problems in school.

" the legislation targets “struggling families,” while there is nothing that addresses higher-income parents who ignore their children’s school problems."

And when the kids are finally able to go to college...if they've been able to eat the last twelve years......let's hope they don't have any reason to go to a counselor.
"College students are more prone to mental illness and suicide and could lose access to mental health care due to this hamfisted approach that may jeopardize student counselor programs for all students."

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