On Ass-Backward Priorities: The Recession Is the Fault of Foster Children and Their Hoity Toity Clothes

Abby Zimet
This Week's WTF News: Michigan's GOP lawmakers want to close a $1.4 billion deficit and fund $1.8 billion in business tax cuts. They propose to do this by cutting disability assistance, early childhood funding, indigent burial expenses and requiring foster children to spend their $79 clothing allowance only at second-hand stores. This might save as much as $200,000, and thus our national economy and the world as we know it. Sorry but we're speechless.

"Give me a break." - Gilda Jacobs, president of the Michigan League for Human Services.


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