Do they hate babies?
If the GOP did this what would the turn-around time on a “it’s for the children” shrill be?…
(Big Gov’t)- Congress is rushing through its lame duck session to finally appropriate funds to pay out claims from the Pigford II settlement. The settlement is meant to clear up claims from black farmers who claim discrimination from USDA and also missed out on the first settlement.
The legislation sets aside $1.5 billion to pay these claims. The legislation also makes cuts in other federal programs to “pay for” the new spending. Among the cuts are $500 million for nutrition programs for women, infants and children.
From the Senate language:
Subtitle E–Rescission of Funds From WIC Program
SEC. 841. RESCISSION OF FUNDS FROM WIC PROGRAM.
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, of the amounts made available in appropriations Acts to provide grants to States under the special supplemental nutrition program for women, infants, and children established by section 17 of the Child Nutrition Act of 1966 (42 U.S.C. 1786), $562,000,000 is rescinded.
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Answer by Carpy at 10:57 AM on Nov. 30, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 10:57 AM on Nov. 30, 2010
Answer by jewjewbee at 10:59 AM on Nov. 30, 2010
The decision for the farmers was made YEARS ago....
Should they NOT get their settlement?
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 10:59 AM on Nov. 30, 2010
Answer by DazzlednSeattle at 10:59 AM on Nov. 30, 2010
Answer by jnd951999 at 11:00 AM on Nov. 30, 2010
Answer by Carpy at 11:06 AM on Nov. 30, 2010
I think WIC gives too much in the first place. I know so many people who give away milk, cereal and juice because they don't use it all. Why not cut back on those things and save some tax payer money? It seems like more and more things are WIC approved now - chocolate milk (was not acceptable when my kids were little), frozen strawberries in syrup (why in the world would this be a WIC food?) etc. Honestly, I think if you get food stamps you should not get WIC, after all, it is food. I guess it's because food stamps can be used for junk - pop, candy, snack cakes, ect, so the WIC is supposed to supply the "healthy" food. Blah, if people would learn to shop more efficiently we would have less people on public assistance in the first place and each family who does need PA could use less of it.
Answer by scout_mom at 11:12 AM on Nov. 30, 2010
Answer by DEpley at 11:32 AM on Nov. 30, 2010