Wingnut state Sen. Bruce Caswell proposed forcing foster children to buy clothes only in second-hand stores.
Caswell, a Republican, is a former teacher (bet his students just loved him).
Michigan Public Radio has the story:
He says they should get "gift cards" to be used only at Salvation Army, Goodwill or other thrift stores.
"I never had anything new," Caswell says. "I got all the hand-me-downs. And my dad, he did a lot of shopping at the Salvation Army, and his comment was -- and quite frankly it's true -- once you're out of the store and you walk down the street, nobody knows where you bought your clothes."Maybe he'd just read "Oliver Twist."