Apparently I am mistaken, and so I guess taxpayers will have one more program to fund this year:
AN ACT CONCERNING DIAPERS FOR CHILDREN LIVING IN POVERTY.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:
That the general statutes be amended to require the Department of Social Services to establish a program with local agencies to provide diapers for children living in poverty.
Introduced by: Sen. Toni Nathaniel Harp, 10th Dist.
First off, Please know I wouldn't begrudge anyone diapers for their baby. This legislation doesn't mention what type of diapers the state would provide. I thought however, that we wanted to stop the growth of landfill sites and promote the usage of cloth diapers. So where are the environmentalists on this proposed legislation? I guess we'll see at the public hearing on 2/8/07.
It seems our legislators are merely reacting to this crime spree that took place because a woman apparently needed diapers for her baby.
As one commenter put it:
If this woman has time to rob a store (where exactly was her baby?), then she can go get a job to support her child (if that's true) like the rest of us.