He was comparing Government assitance programs to feeding stray animals.
Not only just that. But he was saying poor parents of students who eat free or reduced price meals in school cafeterias should be required to attend parent-teacher conferences, or else the students should go without.
...The only problem with that is that sometimes, poor parents are required to work 1 or 2 or 3 jobs, trying to get by, and can't attend those conferences period. I do believe parents, poor or rich or in between (though the in betweeners are fading away more and more) should attend parent teacher conferences if ABLE. They should cancel social events for it, because it's about their kids. BUT if they have to work, they have to work. Because they have to pay the bills. Make sure their kids have heat, and water, and a fucking roof over their head.
So yes, even in two parent households, sometimes people have to work so much they wouldn't be able to do something so important. And so the CHILDREN would suffer. Yeah. That's smart. That's you're fucking compassionate conservatism right there.