WIC provides for 45% of all infants. In 2011, 7 billion was spent on WIC. The percentage of children on WIC is ridiculous when one thinks out all the dozens of forms of birth control out of the market, many of which are free or of little cost to people in poverty. We all know that once a child is born into poverty or by parents who are unable to fully care for them are often set up for failure. The problem isn't the parents, it's our society as a whole. We place little importance on personal responsibility and the need for self reliance. This is even more prevalent in low income communities. Education and family planing are proven ways to eliminating poverty and building a strong country as a whole.
The day we realize that and implement successful strategies to teach our countries children will be the day not only the need for WIC is practically eliminated, but also programs like snap. I will smile that day!
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