I recently wrote a post about a Tennessee state senator who has advanced legislation that would cut welfare payments to families whose kids get really bad report cards and test scores.
The senator is Stacey Campfield, a Republican, who was quoted in the Knoxville News Sentinel as saying this was a great way to “break the cycle of poverty.”
Here’s Jon Stewart’s new take on this from “The Daily Show.” He says in part:
Little Billy is poor, and he’s not doing very well in school. I have an idea. What if we made him poorer and told his family it was his fault?
‘Last semester my grades were bad because I was hungry and cold but this semester I am hungrier and colder and my family isn’t talking to me, so bring on the long division.’
Is Stacey Campfield a state senator senator or a villain from a Dickens novel?
Here’s the video: