Updated: June 15 added another video
DJKucinich on Jun 14, 2011
Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) today took to the House floor to defend the food program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) in need, citing our history of a compassionate nation.
“When I was hungry, you gave me food. You didn’t give me war. You didn’t give me a tax break; you didn’t give me an oil depletion allowance. When I was hungry, you gave me food.”
“This Is The Most GUTLESS Institution!” Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur
MOXNEWSd0tCOM on Jun 14, 2011
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Fighting the Immoral Cuts to Food Aid for Low-income Women and Children
CongressmanNadler on Jun 15, 2011
Congressman Nadler opposes Republican efforts to cut food assistance for low- and moderate-income women, infants, and children (the WIC program). Nearly 50% of babies born each year in the U.S. rely on WIC to get a healthy start in life. Yet Republicans, who oppose extending unemployment benefits to those most in need, now want to remove vital support for the families of the unemployed. This bill says: “let them starve.”
Shockingly, at the same time that Republicans want to let vulnerable women and children starve, they are promoting tax breaks for billionaires and oil companies. If, instead, we were to halt these unnecessary tax giveaways for just one week, we could reverse these terrible cuts to the WIC program.