Friday, January 14, 2005

Thanks George, I knew you could do it:

The Women, Infants and Children nutrition program was funded at $4.7 billion for the fiscal year beginning in October, enough to serve the 7.9 million people expected to be eligible. But in 2006, the program would be cut by $122 million. Head Start, the early-childhood education program for the poor, would lose $177 million, or 2.5 percent of its budget, in fiscal 2006.

1 comment:

corndog said...

At what point will it become possible, if not required, to preface every one of these stories with something like, "President Bush, who campaigned as a 'compassionate conservative' but is clearly governing more as a 'Gilded Age Robber Baron,' today proposed to cut...?

What is a little malnutrition when there are family farms and small businesses being decimated by rapacious taxes?

Given that we are currently 30th in the world in infant survival (behind Cuba, for example), thinking that we are spending too much on WIC is downright infernal.