Jun 22, 2011

WIC cuts

My mother is a public health nurse, so the news that House Republicans are going to slash WIC's enrollment by between 200,000 and 350,000 is especially infuriating.  Yglesias brings the snark:
I was thinking to myself the other day, “You know what sucks? All this wasteful government spending on improving nutrion for babies.” I mean, sure, a baby’s got to eat, but if the baby’s hungry, it should have thought of that before it was born, you know, and made sure to have richer parents. Fortunately, the House Republican caucus has approved a budget that will finally grapple with the problem of over-nourished infants and the country’s shameful coddling of poor pregnant mothers.

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