Was there a press release I missed where the Republicans announced their new "Let's Make Tennessee's Children Miserable" campaign?
First those two bozos Ketron and Faulk offered to heap just a little more trouble onto the shoulders of the unfortunate. Now Glen Casada is arguing that we just let some children go hungry, because he's tired of his tax dollars going towards helping people who don't work.
Yeah, never mind that the unemployment rate in the state has been hovering around 10 percent for months and months. Never mind that we all know people who have been out of work for months and months, even after sending out untold resumes and filling out untold numbers of job applications. Apparently Casada thinks that people in Tennessee who aren't working just don't want to work.
Sorry, kids, but if your parents don't work, you don't get to eat.
Never mind that the jobs just aren't there.
We liberals always joke that the "pro-lifers" only care about you until you're born, and after that -- tough shit, kid, you're on your own. But I don't believe I have ever seen it expressed so blatantly.
Casada does know that unemployed people can still vote, right?
Anyway, thank god for Sherry Jones, trying to inject some sense into the discussion. But, really, folks, you have to see this to believe it. It's like Casada is channeling Marie Antoinette.