Saturday, April 23, 2011

Congressman Kimble Pushes State to Adopt Policy on Clothing for Foster Kids

A new budget proposal in Michigan recently caught my eye and it sounds like it should be the new policy for the entire country. Republican State Senator Bruce Casswell has introduced legislation to mandate that foster children would only be allowed to buy their clothing at second hand stores. This sounds like simple common sense to me. Why should the state pay for tailored suits or designer handbags when there is a perfectly reasonable budget alternative

There is a lot of good stuff at Goodwill stores and if foster kids don't look at it as unfashionable, but rather hipster chic, I am sure that they will have no trouble wearing a dress with large shoulder pads or an unconstructed robin's egg blue jacket. It's time for us to end the free ride for foster children once and for all.

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