Iowa Lawmaker Sponsors “Suck It Up, Buttercup” Bill: Cuts Funding from Schools that Excessively Coddle Students

Iowa lawmaker Rep. Bobby Kaufmann (R-Wilton, IA) proposes “Suck it up, Buttercup!” bill to cut funding from Iowa schools that excessively coddle students.

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Rep. Bobby Kaufmann proposed the legislation after Hillary supporters blocked Interstate 80 outside Des Moines last week.

Out of concern for his constituents’ safety Kaufmann proposed the bill which will cut funding to schools that provide excessive support for grieving far left students.

Bobby Kaufmann went on FOX and Friends this morning:

The Des Moines Register reported on the “Suck it Up, Buttercup” bill.

One Iowa lawmaker has a message for any state university that spends taxpayer dollars on grief counseling for students upset at the outcome of last week’s presidential election: “Suck it up, buttercup.”

“I’ve seen four or five schools in other states that are establishing ‘cry zones’ where they’re staffed by state grief counselors and kids can come cry out their sensitivity to the election results,” said Rep. Bobby Kaufmann, R-Wilton. “I find this whole hysteria to be incredibly annoying. People have the right to be hysterical … on their own time.”

Kaufmann plans to introduce a piece of legislation he’s calling the “suck it up, buttercup bill” when the Legislature resumes in January.

It would target state universities that use taxpayer dollars to fund election-related sit-ins and grief counseling above and beyond what is normally available to students. Those that do would be subject to a budget cut for double the amount they spend on such activities, Kaufmann said. It also would establish new criminal penalties for protesters who shut down highways, like those who briefly closed Interstate Highway 80 in Iowa City during a protest against President-elect Donald Trump last week.

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