Michigan bill limits foster kids to getting clothing only from second hand stores. The reasoning?
“I never had anything new,” [Republican State Sen. Bruce Casswell] 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.”
This is how their mindset works. It’s the “this is what it was like for me, so it’s how it works for everyone” thought process. My dad worked hard and we weren’t on welfare, so obviously anyone on welfare isn’t working hard. I said no to drugs at my upscale suburban school, so any kids that fall into drug use just aren’t saying no.
When assholes like Caswell pull stunts like this, all it does is prove that they’re incapable of thinking beyond their little bubble existences. I got tons of used or irregular clothing (boo ya, Value City) as a kid, but that doesn’t mean I can’t see why limiting foster children to used-clothing-only is incredibly degrading.
Happy Easter indeed.