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Hypocrite watch: Sen. Missy Irvin on child abuse

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SUPPORTS CHILD SERVICE CUTS: Sen. Missy Irvin.
  • SUPPORTS CHILD SERVICE CUTS: Sen. Missy Irvin.
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* CUTS IN CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION PROGRAMS: In a report on these, comes the following:

State Sen. Missy Irvin, R-Mountain View, chairman of the Senate Interim Committee on Children and Youth, said she supports the decision to cut preventative programs to keep caseworkers on the job. She said the federal spending cuts underscore the need for state lawmakers to take a close look at state spending priorities during next year’s legislative session.

“We’ve got to use our money wisely and put it toward programs that work, and if they don’t work we need to get rid of those programs,” Irvin said.

... Irvin said she believes the federal government should cut wasteful spending rather than raise revenue.

Does this mean spending on child abuse prevention is wasteful spending?

* FROM SEN. IRVIN's TWITTER FEED

SearcyChildrensHomes ‏
Get The Facts On Child Abuse | Visual.ly http://ow.ly/avwkp
Retweeted by Missy Thomas Irvin

Jonathan Dismang
It's Child Abuse Prevention Month. Please get involved.
Retweeted by Missy Thomas Irvin

Get involved. Support cuts in spending on child abuse. Got it.

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