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(WHNT Huntsville)   Add WIC to the list of programs running out of money soon. Good thing it's just for infants and pregnant women or we'd have a real problem   (whnt.com) divider line
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2019-01-10 08:14:21 PM  
And I'm willing to offer a safe bet that not a single 'Jesus loving' Republican could give 2 farks
 
2019-01-10 08:46:38 PM  
You forgot a very important word in your headline subby.


Good thing it's just for poor infants and pregnant women...
 
2019-01-10 09:02:26 PM  
Lazy infants should get a job. Best economy ever.
 
2019-01-10 09:06:08 PM  

BadReligion: Lazy infants should get a job. Best economy ever.


Give Donnie time. I'm sure Pickles will be heading back to the coal mine, any day
 
2019-01-10 11:46:16 PM  
so the pro life evangelical republicans are going to cut off food and support for pregnant women and kids.  but abortion is wrong!  FOR THE CHILDREN!  blah blah blah.

no wonder people are abandoning christianity.  conservatism isn't a political ideology, its a gotdamn mental disease.
 
2019-01-11 02:47:19 AM  

Blue Wave Nation: And I'm willing to offer a safe bet that not a single 'Jesus loving' Republican could give 2 farks


Literally millions of Jesus loving Republicans depend on WIC.
 
2019-01-11 02:48:57 AM  
McDonald's needs to shutdown in solidarity with the government.

Starve! Him! Out!
Starve! Him! Out!
 
2019-01-11 02:53:20 AM  

Weaver95: conservatism isn't a political ideology, its a gotdamn mental disease.


It's also an excuse for acting out prejudice as well as robbing the poor and middle class to give to the rich.
 
2019-01-11 02:54:59 AM  
It's a feature, not a bug.
 
2019-01-11 02:55:41 AM  

Shaggy_C: It's a feature, not a bug.


Gotta get rid of some of that excess population.
 
2019-01-11 02:55:52 AM  

jst3p: Blue Wave Nation: And I'm willing to offer a safe bet that not a single 'Jesus loving' Republican could give 2 farks

Literally millions of Jesus loving Republicans depend on WIC.


Pretty sure they're all aware it's the fault of Schumer and Pelosi.
 
2019-01-11 02:56:26 AM  
So now, we've literally reversed the lifeboat maxim "women and children first."
 
2019-01-11 02:59:07 AM  
Those Shameless Hussies should have kept an aspirin between their knees.
 
2019-01-11 03:02:27 AM  
No offense but stop having children you cant afford, lady. How many do you need?
 
2019-01-11 03:10:51 AM  

ipsofacto: No offense but stop having children you cant afford, lady. How many do you need?


Broad brush?

Lots of people unfortunately need wic.

We did. Both myself and wife post military service. Wife was stay at home mom and I was a college student full time working 3 jobs with GI bill

Yes people need help ... don't be a dick.

Would be better without begging for help I guess?
 
2019-01-11 03:12:00 AM  

itcamefromschenectady: jst3p: Blue Wave Nation: And I'm willing to offer a safe bet that not a single 'Jesus loving' Republican could give 2 farks

Literally millions of Jesus loving Republicans depend on WIC.

Pretty sure they're all aware it's the fault of Schumer and Pelosi.


The vast majority, of course. In the midterms we saw areas that went trump in 2016 flip and locks for trump in 2016 become close races. Some things make people just stay home or even change their mind. This is one of those things.
 
2019-01-11 03:14:14 AM  

powhound: ipsofacto: No offense but stop having children you cant afford, lady. How many do you need?

Broad brush?

Lots of people unfortunately need wic.

We did. Both myself and wife post military service. Wife was stay at home mom and I was a college student full time working 3 jobs with GI bill

Yes people need help ... don't be a dick.

Would be better without begging for help I guess?


In addition, providing this nutrition at a young age reduces the chances that the kid will develop problems that will keep them on the social safety net for their entire lives. In the end it saves us all money. Why do conservatives always fail when it comes to economics?
 
2019-01-11 03:17:16 AM  

powhound: Lots of people unfortunately need wic.


I believe the GOP response is something along the lines of 'bootstraps' and 'ya lazy f*ckers deserve to starve'.

oh and feel free to donate to the local chapter of Operation Rescue, because abortion is wrong!
 
2019-01-11 03:22:48 AM  

BadReligion: Shaggy_C: It's a feature, not a bug.

Gotta get rid of some of that excess population.


I was thinking more "take the dependent off the government teat"
 
2019-01-11 03:23:14 AM  

powhound: ipsofacto: No offense but stop having children you cant afford, lady. How many do you need?

Broad brush?

Lots of people unfortunately need wic.

We did. Both myself and wife post military service. Wife was stay at home mom and I was a college student full time working 3 jobs with GI bill

Yes people need help ... don't be a dick.

Would be better without begging for help I guess?


The lady in the TFA has three children under 5 she cant afford to feed.  Stop breeding.
 
2019-01-11 03:25:05 AM  

ipsofacto: The lady in the TFA has three children under 5 she cant afford to feed.  Stop breeding.


make abortion and birth control cheaper and easier to access and that is exactly what will happen.

bonus points for outlawing 'abstinence only' education.
 
2019-01-11 03:26:15 AM  
So yet another group of people who will suffer because Democrats refuse to secure the border for no other reason than because Trump wants to do it.

Democrats: "Does your baby need food? Well too bad, we have a political game to win."
 
2019-01-11 03:33:44 AM  

Shaggy_C: BadReligion: Shaggy_C: It's a feature, not a bug.

Gotta get rid of some of that excess population.

I was thinking more "take the dependent off the government teat"


WIC costs next to nothing compared to stuff like a 5 billion dollar gate to Mexico.
 
2019-01-11 03:35:56 AM  

randomjsa: So yet another group of people who will suffer because Democrats refuse to secure the border for no other reason than because Trump wants to do it.

Democrats: "Does your baby need food? Well too bad, we have a political game to win."


This is because of the Trump-McConnell Christmas and New Years Shut Down Spectacular. Cry baby can't have his toy.
 
2019-01-11 03:37:22 AM  

ipsofacto: powhound: ipsofacto: No offense but stop having children you cant afford, lady. How many do you need?

Broad brush?

Lots of people unfortunately need wic.

We did. Both myself and wife post military service. Wife was stay at home mom and I was a college student full time working 3 jobs with GI bill

Yes people need help ... don't be a dick.

Would be better without begging for help I guess?

The lady in the TFA has three children under 5 she cant afford to feed.  Stop breeding.


Hey farkwad... takes two to tango.

We had two we "couldn't afford". One is making it on her own and the other is serving her country.

How dare you think you are qualified to judge others. What have you done specifically?
 
2019-01-11 03:39:00 AM  

BadReligion: Shaggy_C: BadReligion: Shaggy_C: It's a feature, not a bug.

Gotta get rid of some of that excess population.

I was thinking more "take the dependent off the government teat"

WIC costs next to nothing compared to stuff like a 5 billion dollar gate to Mexico.


Fun fact, the FY2018 grants under the WIC programme are $5,888,688,170, or almost exactly the cost of one wall. Choosing between temporary safety and essential liberty indeed.

https://fns-prod.azureedge.net/sites/​d​efault/files/wic/FY2018-WIC-Grants.xls​x
 
2019-01-11 03:55:04 AM  
Lol, trolls coming into every thread with the exact same line: "durrr it's the Democrats' fault."

Can't blame them... they haven't been able to drag that one out for two years now.

Must feel sooo good to finally move on from "b-b-b-but Hillary!" You tell even they were getting sick of it.
 
2019-01-11 03:57:53 AM  

DeltaPunch: Lol, trolls coming into every thread with the exact same line: "durrr it's the Democrats' fault."


its weird tho.  on one hand, yes - that message is shockingly well coordinated...but on the other hand, that message is also failing to convince anyone at all.  I honestly don't know why the trumpers even bother to try.  they just get laughed out of every discussion they try to shiat on.
 
2019-01-11 04:02:20 AM  
I really can't wait to see the peer reviewed scientific study on how many people die from this nonsense.  More than Katrina? Maria?

Stop this game.  The wall is dumb.  Give the people back basic services.
 
2019-01-11 04:29:34 AM  

Weaver95: DeltaPunch: Lol, trolls coming into every thread with the exact same line: "durrr it's the Democrats' fault."

its weird tho.  on one hand, yes - that message is shockingly well coordinated...but on the other hand, that message is also failing to convince anyone at all.  I honestly don't know why the trumpers even bother to try.  they just get laughed out of every discussion they try to shiat on.


This all too convenient. Republicans could have funded a wall at any point in the past two years. They punted until Democrats regained power precisely so they could pick this fight and play the blame game. This reeks of McConnell... some time last year he probably told Trump to wait until the midterms. Promised him the wall if they kept the House.
 
2019-01-11 04:36:47 AM  

DeltaPunch: Weaver95: DeltaPunch: Lol, trolls coming into every thread with the exact same line: "durrr it's the Democrats' fault."

its weird tho.  on one hand, yes - that message is shockingly well coordinated...but on the other hand, that message is also failing to convince anyone at all.  I honestly don't know why the trumpers even bother to try.  they just get laughed out of every discussion they try to shiat on.

This all too convenient. Republicans could have funded a wall at any point in the past two years. They punted until Democrats regained power precisely so they could pick this fight and play the blame game. This reeks of McConnell... some time last year he probably told Trump to wait until the midterms. Promised him the wall if they kept the House.


nah, none of this was planned.  I mean they HAD a clean CR, it was done and over.  Trump was the one who randomly decided to shut down the fedgov.  none of the GOP wanted this fight, and they all (save for a very weirdly consistent inner circle) have been screaming at trump to end this shutdown.

right now, the only thing McConnell reeks of is fear.  he doesn't see any way outta this mess either.  he's cock blocking his OWN party, and that's costing him a f*ck ton of political capital.  what gets me is that there's no 'win' here for McConnell.  every scenario and permutation I can think of ends with McConnell losing - to include the incredibly unlikely scenario that this was all part of some vast plot.  the only thing I can come up with is that McConnell is blocking the vote because he HAS to block it.  he feels that for whatever reason THIS is the hill he needs to die on.  I just can't figure what that reason might be, ya know?
 
2019-01-11 04:42:46 AM  

Weaver95: so the pro life evangelical republicans are going to cut off food and support for pregnant women and kids.  but abortion is wrong!  FOR THE CHILDREN!  blah blah blah.

no wonder people are abandoning christianity.  conservatism isn't a political ideology, its a gotdamn mental disease.


Well.....here:

https://www.rawstory.com/2019/01/link​-​brain-damage-religious-fundamentalism-​established-scientists/
 
2019-01-11 04:46:02 AM  

Purple_Urkle: McDonald's needs to shutdown in solidarity with the government.

Starve! Him! Out!
Starve! Him! Out!


Everyone should just mass strike in solidarity and grind this country to a halt until we hold a new bout of elections and clean house.

Yeah, yeah, it won't happen, but it's what should.  The corruption needs to be cut out like the cancer it is.
 
2019-01-11 04:50:44 AM  

ipsofacto: powhound: ipsofacto: No offense but stop having children you cant afford, lady. How many do you need?

Broad brush?

Lots of people unfortunately need wic.

We did. Both myself and wife post military service. Wife was stay at home mom and I was a college student full time working 3 jobs with GI bill

Yes people need help ... don't be a dick.

Would be better without begging for help I guess?

The lady in the TFA has three children under 5 she cant afford to feed.  Stop breeding.


/Nobody stopped your mom.Also, trump is a load his mom should have swallowed.
/ No kids personally.
 
2019-01-11 05:00:44 AM  

randomjsa: So yet another group of people who will suffer because Democrats refuse to secure the border for no other reason than because Trump wants to do it.

Democrats: "Does your baby need food? Well too bad, we have a political game to win."


Just report him for trolling and move on with the thread.
Yes, seriously.
 
2019-01-11 05:07:54 AM  

randomjsa: So yet another group of people who will suffer because Democrats refuse to secure the border for no other reason than because Trump wants to do it.

Democrats: "Does your baby need food? Well too bad, we have a political game to win."


So is america great again yet?
 
2019-01-11 05:12:16 AM  

Tavernknight: randomjsa: So yet another group of people who will suffer because Democrats refuse to secure the border for no other reason than because Trump wants to do it.

Democrats: "Does your baby need food? Well too bad, we have a political game to win."

So is america great again yet?


It's doing that thing where republicans accuse democrats of doing what they've already done.
 
2019-01-11 05:49:17 AM  
Now add to that Puerto rico being quite poor and in needs of reconstruction (and the kids being taken at the border) and you got a Trump kills children trifecta in the US into play
 
2019-01-11 05:52:34 AM  

randomjsa: So yet another group of people who will suffer because Democrats refuse to secure the border for no other reason than because Trump wants to do it.

Democrats: "Does your baby need food? Well too bad, we have a political game to win."


It ain't gonna work.  It's pathetic.  And you're pathetic.  I'd say you're better than this, but I think we all know that's not true.  And unlike some people, I don't go out of my way to tell lies and bullshiat on the internet.

What a joke.
 
2019-01-11 05:54:00 AM  

JustToLetYouKnowFriend: randomjsa: So yet another group of people who will suffer because Democrats refuse to secure the border for no other reason than because Trump wants to do it.

Democrats: "Does your baby need food? Well too bad, we have a political game to win."

Just report him for trolling and move on with the thread.
Yes, seriously.


Report it to whom?  Itself?  Nah.  This one deserves a big giant spotlight.  From a helicopter.  That he can't escape from.  For the rest of his life.
 
2019-01-11 06:28:45 AM  
Thank god nobody in America running things is "differently abled".
 
2019-01-11 07:02:22 AM  
WIC has a phone app. Why does anyone getting government handouts have a smartphone
 
2019-01-11 07:04:43 AM  

Warlordtrooper: Why does anyone getting government handouts have a smartphone


why did we give CEOs/corporations a f*ck ton of money and let them use it for stock buy backs instead of giving it to their workers?
 
2019-01-11 07:30:27 AM  

Warlordtrooper: WIC has a phone app. Why does anyone getting government handouts have a smartphone


Because sometomes things happen and you become poor, but you may not have always been.

Also Cricket is like $30 / month and you get an older gen smartphone for free.
 
2019-01-11 07:37:59 AM  
Alt accounts to berate the poor: 98.6% of assholes have them.
 
2019-01-11 07:51:21 AM  

Uncle Eazy: You forgot a very important word in your headline subby.


Good thing it's just for poor infants and pregnant women...


Not really.  The limit for Medicaid for an infant is almost 4 times the poverty line in Iowa.  And that gets you WIC automatically.

My wife and I, despite being comfortable in the finance department fall in that.  She and our son get WIC.
 
2019-01-11 08:02:12 AM  

Warlordtrooper: WIC has a phone app. Why does anyone getting government handouts have a smartphone


Speaking as someone whose family is on WIC, my wife and I have smart phones because we switched to Republic Wireless half a decade ago, which involved buying phones. We've paid $25 a month for both of us since then and they've more than paid for themselves.

And, in general, it is cheaper to have a smart phone than a computer so, since access to the internet is pretty vital for job searches in many areas, it is good for poor people to have smart phones.

In rural areas, people have smart phones because that is the only way they can access the internet.  Many of them straight up skipped the wired age of the internet.  (I'm aware it's not really over yet.)
 
2019-01-11 08:05:00 AM  
WIC uses about 5 billion dollars in federal funding and this is money we just can't afford to let go to poor women and babies.
 
2019-01-11 08:42:09 AM  

ipsofacto: No offense but stop having children you cant afford, lady. How many do you need?


If helping them out some now makes it less likely that they'll kill me on the street when they're a little older, I'm cool with it.
 
2019-01-11 08:46:36 AM  
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