Tillisberger to throw 12,000 kids out in the cold

or in the heat. But either way, the NC GOP wants to stop after-school child care subsidies for 12,000 kids from low-income families.

Sen. Jeff Tarte, a Republican from Cornelius, said the goal is to shift the focus to early childhood development..

Oh, well the way Jeff tells it, this must be a good thing. Unless, of course:

Child advocates say the change could put children at risk by forcing parents to choose between work and leaving their children in potentially unsafe situations.

Oh, that doesn't sound good at all. But that's just those bleeding-heart "child advocates" talking. Let's hear from an actual parent, who would need to pay more than $1,000 more per month, something she can't possibly afford.

Without any family members in the area who are able to watch her children while she works, Mendoza said her only options would be to quit her current job and work part time or stop sending her 9-year-old to daycare altogether.

“If it came to that, I could see if she could get a bus stop close to home and have her carry Mace when she’s walking home,” she said.

That's the GOP childcare plan: a can of Mace for 9-year-old girls.

That's one helluva "shift in focus", Jeff Tarte. How do y'all sleep at night?

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We know the GOP doesn't care about poor kids

But you think they would at least be concerned about the effect on businesses and JOBS JOBS JOBS!

If the eligibility rules change and fewer parents can afford child care, she said, some providers may have to limit their services or close completely.

And you thought they were only trying to shut down abortion clinics.

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"I will have a priority on building relationships with the minority caucus. I want to put substance behind those campaign speeches." -- Thom Tillis, Nov. 5, 2014

It seems

that the NC GOP's empathy for our less fortunate citizens is short-lived. Remember just yesterday when Nelson Dollar bemoaned the Senate's proposal to kick thousands of poor, elderly and disabled people off of Medicaid?

"Do we help those who cannot help themselves?" Dollar said. "I don't see those things as welfare. I see those as us treating our fellow ... citizens of our state in a humane way."

Seems Nelson and the rest of the NC GOP -- House and Senate -- is fine with tossing 12,000 poor kids out into the street.

So much for treating your fellow citizens in a humane way, Nelson.

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"I will have a priority on building relationships with the minority caucus. I want to put substance behind those campaign speeches." -- Thom Tillis, Nov. 5, 2014