Whole lotta angst here for something that keeps women and children alive and
thriving. You know what I spend my angst on? The colossal fraud and financial
abuse that is the US Department of Defense. Talk about straining at a gnat and
swallowing a camel. Until I hear some of the same outrage about the billions in
waste and fraud in the DoD from the same commenters who would rather hungry
children "die and decrease the surplus population," I'm not taking
any of you seriously.
"You can shut down a government," Ford said, "but you can't
shut down a community."And isn't this the way welfare
should work anyway? People helping those in need within their communities;
giving because they WANT to, not because they are required to. We took a major
wrong turn when we put the federal government in charge of ANY of these
programs. Bring them all back, closer to home (by state or, even better, by
county) and let the federal government focus on the one job the Founders
intended it to do; protect us from foreign invaders.
This is a sad indicator of the problem in our country. This should NOT be a
federal program. Never. Nada. Nope. This should be covered by family, friends
and charitable organizations. Programs like this are what is pulling down our
economy. $17 trillion in debt. We need to stop these types of programs and help
save our country.
Chris B"Why do people have kids they cannot afford?"Well Chris, let me answer your question with another question...Were you purposely conceived or were you just a byproduct from a weak
moment?Does that help?
I would bet hard cash that the majority of WIC benefit recipients are NOT who
gravedigger outlined for us.I suggest unwed, uneducated, teenagers
who have few morals are the biggest clientele...Any takers??
Gravedigger72 - the issue becomes then that the government is left to
provide relief in our society. Governments are awful at providing real relief
though. Sure they can give away other's people money, but so often money
is not the solution. Often the solution is love, compassion, time, training
(and money). BY FAR the best place to get these things is from family.
We should look to our families in times of trouble - not to a soulless
government. When family is not available/capable then community should take
over. Neighbors, churches, civic groups, friends and charities can provide a
much better safety net. When government tries to take over the roll of the
family, churches, civic groups etc we all lose.Charity is best done when
there is a personal relationship involved - not via some long handout line.
Were the government to shrink, I think we'd see individuals rise to the
occasion and society would benefit.
@Chris B"I'll bet that the suspension of things like WIC will
make people take a hard look at other ways to support their families(jobs, other
family members)."Nobody in this nation chooses to go without a
job because of a small supplement to buy cereal (and a few other things) for
newborns. Then again, you probably think taking my glasses away from me will
teach my eyes not to be dependent...
glad to know people couldn't hold on for two days....dependency at
it's best. thanks libs!
Let's see what really happened here.Three days ago the federal
Department of Agriculture ordered the WIC handouts to stop because they had no
money after Dirty Harry and his cronies refused to pass the funding bill passed
by the house. However, today, with no funding bill passed the
Department of Agriculture miraculously found $2.5 million to resume WIC
handouts.Why did they lie about having to shut down WIC on October
1st? Who ordered it? Or, if they were right then, what is the legal authority
for spending the money now with no new funding bill passed, or is that
illegal?Obama's handing of the whole "shutdown" shows a
keen ability to politicize an event to maximum advantage for his party by
creating maximum blame for the Republicans. But, no ability at all to work for
the long term benefit of American citizens.
So what happens if someone loses their job, gets injured, has an unexpected
extra child (twin), has a child that is born with defects or illness, and on and
on? A person may have saved up and can afford to have a child, but unforeseen
circumstances may force a person to turn to this valuable safety net. Hope you
don't ever have a disaster in your life that causes you to go bankrupt or
ask for assistance Chris B
Why do people have kids they can't afford? And no, there are other way to
not have kids you can't afford besides aborting the baby's life. I'll bet that the suspension of things like WIC will make people
take a hard look at other ways to support their families(jobs, other family
members).And that would be a very good thing.