Education — April 16, 2015 at 2:46 pm

Michigan Republican calls subsidized child care “gubmint child’s care centers” & “government re-engineering centers”


Lapeer-area State Representative Todd Courser is a member of the State House Education Committee which oversees legislation pertaining to schools in our state. It’s an interesting assignment for him since he homeschools his own kids and regularly disparages public education.

On his Facebook page today, as part of an anti-Planned Parenthood rant, Courser refers to child care providers as – I’m not kidding here – “gubmint child’s care centers” & “government re-engineering centers”:

Lots of reasons to vote against this coming budget, it cuts road funding (you heard me right), it of course increases Medicaid funding, more money for gubmint child’s [sic] care centers (government re-engineering centers), increases child dental, more for education and more expanded government…

Presumably what he is talking about here are components of Gov. Snyder’s proposed budget that provide increases in child care provider payments and contain policy changes that allow families to keep their child care even if their incomes increase. How that translates into “government re-engineering centers” in Courser’s paranoid, anti-government mind is something we can only speculate at.

I took a screenshot in case this so-called “leader” comes to his senses and realizes his post reveals him to be a paranoid and reactionary extremist and a fool.

Republicans in leadership positions in our state legislature should be professional and should not be anti-government. Courser is as unprofessional as an elected official can be and is clearly anti-government. We can only hope that Lapeer voters come to their senses in 2016 and throw this man out of office. In the meantime, he should be removed from the Education Committee immediately since he is obviously not grown-up enough to be making decisions about our children.