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Mon Mar 20, 2017, 09:40 AM

How Will The WIC Program Be Affected By Trump's Budget Proposal? Cuts Are Expected

For low-income families, government-funded programs are a saving grace that puts food on an otherwise empty table. Under President Donald Trump's "America First: A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again," however, government aid of this kind would be cut. Mothers take note: WIC programs will be affected by trump's budget proposal in a major way.

Cutting $200 million from the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program, Trump would be taking away funds from vital familial health initiatives, such as efforts "reducing infant and maternal mortality and morbidity," should his proposed budget be passed in its current state (that likely won't happen, but whether WIC programs will remain on the table following congressional debate is yet to be seen). It would also cut initiatives that " food vouchers for low-income pregnant women, nursing mothers, and children under five years old," as well as preexisting programs offering venues for "breastfeeding support and nutrition education."

In other words, low-income women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have children under 5 years old would have to go elsewhere for the support and services they've come to depend on.

https://www.romper.com/p/how-will-the-wic-program-be-affected-by-trumps-budget-proposal-cuts-are-expected-45146

Those damned poor kids! Why can't they just get jobs?

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Immacolata Mar 2017 OP
rahtruelies Mar 2017 #1
Carl Mar 2017 #2
NeoKhan Mar 2017 #3
News2Me Mar 2017 #4
NeoKhan Mar 2017 #8
The More You Know V2 Mar 2017 #5
Doctor_R Mar 2017 #6
The Big Red Machine Mar 2017 #7
His Daughter Mar 2017 #9
obamateur2 Mar 2017 #10
Jond414 Mar 2017 #11
Carlos W Bush Mar 2017 #12

Response to Immacolata (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 09:41 AM

1. Abolish WIC. It has no Constitutional warrant.

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Response to Immacolata (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 09:42 AM

2. The 1980s called,they want their democrat playbook back.

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Response to Immacolata (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 09:54 AM

3. You're telling us there is absolutely no fraud, waste or abuse in WIC?

 

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Response to Immacolata (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 09:55 AM

4. Just another example of the "pro-life" contingent. They only value life when it's in the womb.

They will find all kinds of ways to force a woman to give birth, but once they are dealing with an actual infant, and not a fetus, all bets are off. Early childhood nutrition? Who needs it?

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Response to News2Me (Reply #4)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 10:10 AM

8. lefty has free birth control... why is lefty still having babies it can't feed?

 

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Response to Immacolata (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 09:57 AM

5. Imagine that, democrats might have to start feeding their own children again

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Response to Immacolata (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 10:01 AM

6. "...government-funded programs..."

They aren't government-funded.

They're TAXPAYER-funded.

The government has no money until they steal it from you.

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Response to Immacolata (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 10:05 AM

7. Trump is working hard to outdo the Grinch

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Response to Immacolata (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 12:11 PM

9. States would have to pick up the difference

More like cost shifting vice true savings.

Just looked up that WIC was $6.2 billion in FY 2015 for the Feds. Not that large a cut.

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Response to Immacolata (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 12:16 PM

10. works for me...

 

i'd prefer deeper cuts, but it's a start...

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Response to Immacolata (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 12:23 PM

11. Bread and circus

Maybe when the kids and parents alike are going hungry the parents will get off the couch and begin the revolution. As long as they have bread for their flat screen t.v. (Circus) it's all good.

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Response to Immacolata (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 12:28 PM

12. I pretty much oppose all government programs.

But I think WIC is very worthwhile.

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