To be fair, Del. Patrick McDonough of Baltimore County didn’t come up with the idea of drafting the bill taking away a month’s worth of food stamps from the parents of young protesters in Baltimore all on his own. But when “Rick in Dundalk” called in to WCBM’s Tom Marr show to pitch the basic idea, McDonough ran with it without hesitation.
“That’s an idea, and that could be legislation,” McDonough said. “I think that if you could make the case that there is a failure to do proper parenting and allowing this stuff to happen, is there an opportunity for a month to take away your food stamps?”
He noted that “it’ll never get past the legislature because it seems a little bit harsh,” but he implied that he supported the idea of finding “some way to connect to the lack of parenting.”