Sherry Jones Schools Glen Casada

Tennessee House Democrat Sherry Jones is my new hero. Watch her school Republican Caucus Chairman Glen Casada on why we need to feed the state’s hungry children:

Casada, representing the state’s wealthiest county, Williamson, proposed a bill that would end unemployment benefits for the state’s families with dependent children. When a dumbfounded Jones asked Casada how he expected people to eat, he responded:

“Well, I think we all need you to do the best you can to find a job, is what I suggest.”

Yeah that would be great if there were any jobs but of course we have nearly 11% unemployment in Tennessee and the House Republicans haven’t seen fit to lift a finger to do anything about it. Instead they have preoccupied themselves with allowing people to carry guns everywere (except the state capitol, of course. Ya big weenies.)

Casada’s bill failed, and Tennessee Republicans once again show themselves to be utterly tone deaf on the plight of people in this state.

So let’s repeat: if you think letting children go hungry and without access to health insurance is a good idea, then the Republican Party is for you.

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9 responses to “Sherry Jones Schools Glen Casada

  1. >Casada is such a wanker. I'm glad the bill failed but I'm sure he's going to keep on bringing it back.

  2. >People should start sending him cakes and calling him "Marie", maybe that will give him a clue.

  3. >You have to love Rep. Sherry Jones and her breathy Nancy Grace style, "it's for the children." She is absolutely blind to a connection between social service policies of the past, that she has so stridently advocated, and the financial crisis were are all in.If TN weren't rated in the top most obese populations in the country you might mistakenly to take her seriously.

  4. >After the funds run out they receive from the 'American Recovery and Reinvestment Act' ?They're taking stimulus money? If he's man enough (sic) to stand up in the lege and say "let's not do anything after that "money runs out", he should be man enough insist his state gummint not take those big cardboard checks handed out at photo-ops.Pu$$y.(/snark. But you know that by now.)ThresherK

  5. >So why don't you spell it out for us, Tony.

  6. >Tony G.:Okay, moron; you truly don't understand that obesity and malnutrition are actually co-morbid conditions in a lot of people? And you do vote, I'm sure, just not with any pretense at understanding what or whom you're voting for.

  7. >Shorter Tony Gottlieb: Fat and/or poor people don't deserve to eat.

  8. >Translation: 1. Republican plan to cull the herd announced. 2. Democrats astonished at the idea.3. Republican blames Democrats for social service policies of the past which forced God-Fearing Republicans to suggest state-sanctioned mass starvation. In a press release faxed to Fox News a Republican legislator said "They made me do it, I was in a rage at ______ (fill in the blank with the Democratic organization of your choice before broadcast). Its clearly their fault for bringing up the subject."