Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Let the kids go hungry. We gotta cut the deficit say Republicans.

The Republicans are so obsessed with deficit reduction that they plan to vote today to slash funding for the WIC nutrition program for low-income pregnant and breastfeeding women, infants and young children.  The cuts will be the largest ever and will force the program to turn away 200,000 to 350,000 eligible low-income women and children next year.

Republicans justify these cuts saying that WIC's administrative costs are too high.  Well, take a look at this chart prepared by the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities.  See the yellow line at the bottom.  That's WIC's administrative costs.  It's 6%.  Too much.  I don't think so.

Republicans don't care if kids go hungry or are starved in the womb.  I hope that makes you mad.  It should.

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