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More babies, young kids going hungry in US (Blame Dubya's proposed cuts in welfare aid)
Yahoo News ^ | 6/11/05

Posted on 06/12/2005 5:00:16 AM PDT by Libloather

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To: Conservatrix
You can, however, get cash assistance, which is on the same Access card. THAT you could ostensibly take out and use for anything, drugs, etc. But the food stamp portion is programmed only for food.

All I know is I saw this young woman (who I knew) put her AFDC card into an ATM machine and withdraw cash. It might've been the same card.

151 posted on 06/12/2005 2:19:39 PM PDT by Drew68 (IYAOYAS! Semper Gumby!)
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To: Libloather
The header reads, "more babies and young children going hungry". But the article substantiates that the children are eating the wrong kind of food. If they are being fed junk food by their welfare parents with food stamps provided by their father (the Gov't). Then they are not going hungry are they? They are being neglected by their parents. Healthy food is available to all in our social safety net society.....nobody starves.
152 posted on 06/12/2005 2:29:44 PM PDT by photodawg
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To: Conservatrix
I have exclusively breastfed -- no bottles or forumula or pacifiers EVER-- 6 children over 12 years. I was breastfeeding most of those 12 years. You have to have stamina, committment, love, determination, sacrifice, duty, patience, tolerance, and knowledge in order to sucessfully breastfed day and night (and I don't mean to breastfeed for 2 weeks and then go to formula). THAT requires much more than laziness.

My apologies. I had no idea that what I wrote would offend you or anyone else.

All those things on your list apply to parenting, not just breastfeeding. Honestly, any committed parent is definitely not lazy whether their baby is fed by bottle or breast.

You hardly need to mix the gunk nowadays, it's all in a can. You just prop the baby up wit a bottle and you can continue to watch Jerry Springer. You can give the bottle to your mother and go out an party. THAT is laziness.

Breast feeding doesn't keep anyone from watching Jerry Springer and having your mother baby-sit doesn't necessarily make one lazy even if its to go to a party. Frankly, I found getting dressed up to go to a party while breastfeeding to be a real chore, but did it from time to time to please my husband.

153 posted on 06/12/2005 2:59:16 PM PDT by lucysmom
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To: FormerNavyBrat

Breast feeding doesn't even require refrigeration.


154 posted on 06/12/2005 3:11:58 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (Democrats haven't had a new idea since Karl Marx.)
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To: Libloather
The parents try to fill the baby up with french fries and soda pop," said Frank.

Well, now maybe we just have a problem of morons having children...

155 posted on 06/12/2005 3:13:33 PM PDT by riri
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To: A. Pole
Canned food CANNOT substitute for the real thing.

If canned food is all you have, you'll do just fine. And you know what, you'll live too!

156 posted on 06/13/2005 8:01:33 AM PDT by frogjerk
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To: Libloather
In some areas, green vegetables and fruit are impossible to buy -- even in a can, because there may be no supermarket

You have got to me kidding me! I can see it now as reported by M$NBC:

"President Bush vows to close thousands of supermarkets in effort to destroy industry"

157 posted on 06/13/2005 8:06:19 AM PDT by Fury
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To: WorkingClassFilth

Agree 100%


158 posted on 06/13/2005 8:07:23 AM PDT by caver (In the words of that illustrious socialite twit Paris Hilton, "That's hot".)
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To: bella1
If more "young kids" would stop having babies, the problem would be solved.

If more "idiots"(many aren't young kids) would stop having babies, the problem would be solved.

159 posted on 06/13/2005 8:11:00 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: Hardastarboard
And poor choices (unmarried sex, dropping out of school, taking drugs / alcohol, committing crimes) are the number 1 cause of poverty.

Economist Walter Williams said as much.

160 posted on 06/13/2005 8:29:00 AM PDT by A Ruckus of Dogs
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To: frogjerk
If canned food is all you have, you'll do just fine.

No, you won't. People fed on junk-food, cans and kool aid do not do fine.

And you know what, you'll live too!

I pity your pets, if you have them.

161 posted on 06/13/2005 6:12:26 PM PDT by A. Pole (Tuwim: "Blessed are those, who have nothing to say, but nevertheless they keep their mouths shut.")
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To: Libloather

Life is horrible for kids born to a crack-head or illegitimate kids born to mentally incompetent teenagers who don't care to feed them, but that is not Pres. Bush's fault. I have a hunch we had just as many of these sad cases when Clintoon was in office, but the MSM would never have written this article then.


162 posted on 06/13/2005 6:17:30 PM PDT by kittymyrib
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