Monday, September 28, 2009

DHS Proves More Cuts are Possible

It is hard to imagine that there isn't a bit more money that can be cut from Michigan's DHS budget when it feels it still has enough resources to chase down and prosecute parents who might happen to watch over a neighbor's child or two before the bus arrives.

What we have here is not a government of the people. This is a government that operates on a plane above the people that seeks to herd and manipulate the population through intimidation. Why? Because it is their duty!

MIDDLEVILLE, Mich. (WZZM) - A West Michigan woman says the state is threatening her with fines and possibly jail time for babysitting her neighbors' children.

Lisa Snyder of Middleville says her neighborhood school bus stop is right in front of her home. It arrives after her neighbors need to be at work, so she watches three of their children for 15-40 minutes until the bus comes.

The Department of Human Services received a complaint that Snyder was operating an illegal child care home. DHS contacted Snyder and told her to get licensed, stop watching her neighbors' kids, or face the consequences.
If the DHS has enough resources to pay attention to this sort of thing they have too many resources.

In all honesty, I do not know of one single contemporary of mine who was either raised or raised children of his/her own in a fashion that would not run afoul of today's do-all-end-all-solve-all-fix-all government.

Birthday parties? Against the law! Baby sitting? Against the law! Kids in the yard playing baseball? Against the law! I'm sorry, but it is time for these jerks to get a grip and come to terms with their own diminishing importance.

Governer Granholm, I just found another $50 million in cuts!

h/t Protein Wisdom

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Orlin said...

Couldn't the kids just come over to play with her kids? No babysitting involved there!

stonehands said...

You don't even see the tip of the iceberg.

I could tell horror - really, horror - stories on this topic.

It is a self-sustaining system of "relevance" supported by court benches that have the same self-sustaining agenda.

Roug said...

I would like to say I'm shocked by these events but such disasters are becoming more and more common.

Children are slowly becoming property of the state and parents little more than inconvenient biological factories. This generation of socialists, after all, demands that there be a next generation. The more control the government has the more likely the success of an agenda that "self-sustains."