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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Save the azaleas, starve some kids

Posted By on Wed, Jun 15, 2011 at 4:04 PM

This report says the House may take up today some appropriation bill trickery that will provide money to save an azaleas collection in the National Arboretum but cut $832 million from the WIC program, which provides food to poor mothers and children. The Republican in charge of the subcommittee through which this agricultural money add-on is flowing wouldn't answer questions on how the azalea money wound up in the bill. The Arboretum didn't request it. You can guess how money got cut from WIC. Underserving wretches. Why feed them?

Congressmen Griffin, Womack and Crawford? What say you about your party's sleight of hand here? And what about these other nutrition programs also targeted for slashes?

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