(Christian Science Monitor) An Iowa state representative has introduced a bill he’s named "Suck it up, Buttercup" to the state legislature, hoping to deter some protests and university counseling services related to the presidential election.
Republican State Rep. Bobby Kaufmann, who represents the 3,000-resident town of Wilton near the state’s border with Illinois, put forth the bill, which intends to levy fines on state universities that fund counseling services such as "cry rooms" to help students cope with events like President-elect Donald Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton. The bill would also make those who block highway traffic subject to criminal penalties – an initiative spurred by highway shutdowns in the state during anti-Trump protests.
"That's a waste of taxpayer dollars and that also doesn't prepare kids for life," he told Fox & Friends in an interview Wednesday. "In life there's winners and losers and when your car breaks down, your kids get sick or you have to take a second job to pay your mortgage, you don't get to go to a cry zone, you don't get to pet a pony. You have to deal with it."
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