Skip to comments.Shutdown puts WIC food program for vulnerable mothers at risk
Posted on 10/02/2013 10:13:49 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
Shutdown puts WIC food program for vulnerable mothers at risk
Jason Sickles, Yahoo! 2 hours ago
DALLAS In a shopping center parking lot 1,300 miles from Washingtons bureaucracy and bickering, teen mom Karina Luciano loaded a watermelon and baby formula into her car.
Luciano didnt realize the federal assistance program that just purchased the food items for her children, Aimee, 2, and Jaiden, 11 months, is now in jeopardy because of the government shutdown.
Oh my god, I think Im going to cry, Luciano said upon learning the news. This is really bad.
Nearly 9 million low-income mothers and children receive benefits under the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children. Congress inability to pass a funding bill forced the USDA, which oversees the $7 billion program, to shutter support for WICs clinical services, food and administrative costs.
Due to the lapse in federal government funding, this website is not available, read a message on the WIC page of USDA.gov.
The defunding, which doesn't affect USDA programs for school lunches and food stamps, is already producing consequences across the country.
Late on Tuesday, WIC officials in Utah closed all offices and canceled appointments until the federal government resumes operations.
Utah WIC checks for the month of October are still being accepted at WIC authorized grocery stores, the Utah Department of Health wrote on its website.
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Looks like the president is upping the ante. Seems his red lines only apply to GOP, not terrorists.
Starve babies and little children?
Hmmm, is this about genocide and population control?
Women and children hardest hit. It’s almost a cliche.
Perhaps some of their cash that usually goes for other items could be used to purchase food for the babies.
They will have to get that food using their food stamps. Whahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!
“Nearly 9 million low-income mothers and children receive benefits under the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children.”
This is terrible!
Does this mean they will have to stop falling on their back, legs in the air, every time a ghetto drug dealer walks past?
I’ll believe it when it happens. WIC is not going away. This is no different from the “Bush pushed granny down the stairs” message.
Then the drug dealers would be facing a funding crisis...
the whiners need to call “their” congressmen, and tell them to pass a bill now!!!
Shut down non-essential services and Congresssalaries not WIC.
Karina would have done better to be married to a husband with a job. Just sayin....
Anyone who wants to purchase food for another will not be stopped.
Shut down WIC, to end childhood obesity. End the school lunch program to end childhood obesity.
Its for the children!
how about shutting down the $5,000 obamacare deductable?
But the government IS her husband!
So did they stop giving out Obamaphones yet?
Yep. This is yellow journalism. Using scare tactics to bait low-info voters.
Well maybe they’ll now have to use their own cash now for those cigs or milk for their kids instead of lobster and steak.
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