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New mom: Sequester cuts to women´s
center would "break my heart"

CBS News, by Paula Reid

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Posted By:JoniTx, 3/2/2013 12:14:51 PM

Theses days, little Kayden is eating like a champ, but a few weeks ago he was malnourished and fighting for his life. "I was scared out of my mind, I was scared out of my mind about his not getting enough," said Kayden´s mother, Cierra Kelley. "He was two days old when I took him to the hospital. He was only two days old, I didn´t know what was going on. So he went to see a lactation specialist at Piedmont health."The lactation specialist is just one of the services available through the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC).

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: horacer, 3/2/2013 12:23:18 PM     (No. 9204710)

I smell a plant. Miranda wouldn´t use the phrase ´grass root level´, that´s a political phrase. She was given a script. And she didn´t follow it to well. Don´t don´t is a don´t.

Republicans want to kill babies.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: escaped commieny, 3/2/2013 12:24:43 PM     (No. 9204712)

oh cry me a river, if you can´t feed your children, keep your knees together, it´s not my responsibility to feed you or your spawn, I am so sick of this. It is a decrease in the Increase, the programs will still be funded. SPIT

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Dante, 3/2/2013 12:37:17 PM     (No. 9204734)

The alphabets have been preparing these propaganda pieces for weeks now, curious there are no pieces on working people struggling under higher taxes.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Jethro bo, 3/2/2013 12:39:51 PM     (No. 9204737)

I am so torn up to know that the money that is confiscated for me by my goobernment and my kids´ goobernment and my garndkids´ goobernment will no longer be able to pay (well, technically its China that is paying) for this woman to have a service that women have naturally done for tens of thousands of years.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Rama41, 3/2/2013 12:45:00 PM     (No. 9204747)

This is the first of this type article we´ll be reading about for weeks to come, pushed by the media in anticipation of Republicans caving or, in the longer run, losing the House. I wish there were an effective response to it, but we don´t have the media or the money to counter it.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: mitzi, 3/2/2013 12:46:04 PM     (No. 9204751)

You would think that breast feeding topic would be covered in prenatal visits and in the hospital after the baby was born.

It used to be that way ...

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Reply 7 - Posted by: trackman999, 3/2/2013 12:46:46 PM     (No. 9204753)

She says the baby was two days old when she took him to the hospital? Where was the baby born?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: JoniTx, 3/2/2013 12:49:34 PM     (No. 9204757)

And, also, FTA: ~~In addition to breast feeding counseling, WIC also offers food vouchers which average between $60-70 per person, per month~~

Mmmm, mmmm, mmmm.....Taxpayer money.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Attercliffe, 3/2/2013 12:52:11 PM     (No. 9204761)

Think how many babies Obama´s golf vacation would have cared for.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: trapper, 3/2/2013 12:53:54 PM     (No. 9204765)

I love it when people who make absolutely NO effort to support their own continued existence (on-line classes, but no mention of a job) have illegitimate children and DEMAND that the rest of us now support them AND their kids. There is a plethora of two- and three-word responses from which to choose. Oops! There goes the blood pressure.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: ColoWapiti, 3/2/2013 12:58:26 PM     (No. 9204774)

Sob, sob!

Ever wonder how humankind managed to survive before the arrival of Obama?

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Reply 12 - Posted by: killerbee, 3/2/2013 12:59:28 PM     (No. 9204778)

Well, someone needs to tell this lady that Obama has discretion in what gets cut. If her kid is hurt by the cuts, that was Obama´s choice.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: TheMotherCO, 3/2/2013 1:03:14 PM     (No. 9204784)

Not to worry, dimwit, bammy will get right on this and raise taxes on classes for new mommies who should have been spayed. Where is the Dad and family of this dummy?

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Teleologicus, 3/2/2013 1:04:22 PM     (No. 9204786)

Those pushing this propaganda do not seem to realize how bad it makes everybody look and what a powerful argument it provides for more and bigger cuts in Federal spending. There is no reason in the world for American taxpayers to be picking up the tab for programs like this. I suspect many Americans did not even know they existed before now. There is an incredible amount of fat in the Federal budget that can and should be permanently eliminated. This situation seems like a great place to get started.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: jorgecito, 3/2/2013 1:12:58 PM     (No. 9204790)

First, if this young mother is actually nursing her baby, then kudos to her for that. Nursing a child is not only much better for the baby´s health, but it also saves taxpayers loads of money by sparing us from having to pay for exorbitantly priced "formula."

But beyond that, so much is wrong with this article, it´s hard to know where to start. Agree with #1 that this is a planted story.

But even if the absurdly overfunded WIC program cuts back on "lactation consultants," no big deal:
ANY mother, poor or rich, who needs advice or help with nursing can call the La Leche League for FREE. Members of this organization are more than happy to help, at no charge to the mother or the taxpayer.


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Reply 16 - Posted by: Ret.TxLeo, 3/2/2013 1:18:28 PM     (No. 9204794)

Que the violins for poor little Cierra. First and foremost, she is a plant, scripted to the hilt and needs more practice. Second if little miss is so heart broken she needs to have the discussion with Queen Moochie and her brood about taking the food out of the mouth of her little struggling offspring. Double vacations are costly on the tax payers dime...more money for her little Kayden means less ski time on the slopes for Moochie and MiniMoochies and their band of blood sucking leach tag alongs.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Emerson, 3/2/2013 1:20:10 PM     (No. 9204798)

Each of my grandmothers gave birth to 11 children - no twins - and to the best of our knowledge they never had a lactation center in their necks of the woods.



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Reply 18 - Posted by: Susannah, 3/2/2013 1:20:24 PM     (No. 9204799)

Oh, this is just the beginning. Brace yourselves for a flood of similar stories about starving children, nursing home patients tossed out on the streets, families suddenly homeless, entire police and fire departments shutting down, schools closing, planes falling like snowflakes from the skies, polar icecaps melting, forests dying, rivers drying, bridges collapsing, trains derailing, and a plague of locusts. All because of the Republicans.

The sad thing is the number of people who´ll believe the stories.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Emerson, 3/2/2013 1:21:48 PM     (No. 9204800)

All those children thrived and lived to be fairly old. My parents, the next-to-last of the litters, were 88 and 85 when they passed on.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Emerson, 3/2/2013 1:22:25 PM     (No. 9204803)

#19 referred to #17. Hit submit too soon.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: earlybird, 3/2/2013 1:24:36 PM     (No. 9204809)

Of course she´s a plant. Another Obamanecdote to support his latest talking points. Will she sit with the Missus at the next SOTUS?



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Reply 22 - Posted by: volksford, 3/2/2013 1:42:54 PM     (No. 9204838)

Obamanecdote...that´s gold # 21 pure gold! The beauty of the word is that it can cover all the BS from bammy´s props and bammy himself. I am honored to be in the presence of a true wordsmth on this thread.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: belwhatter, 3/2/2013 1:46:32 PM     (No. 9204841)

From this sob story onwards let us not waste our time and emotion for this kind of guilting propaganda - see it for what it is and ignore it.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: albatross, 3/2/2013 1:48:41 PM     (No. 9204844)

So what the article is saying is, "Women and minorities hardest hit." Huh, I did not know that. Ironic, too, since those were the groups that voted most heavily for Obama.

I have an answer, though. She could ask to accompany Obama on his next vacation. She could caddy for him and eat the scraps from his table. I suppose they polish off all of the lobster and Kobe beef, but I´ll bet they don´t finish all of their arugula. There ya go, problem solved.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: LC Hoghead, 3/2/2013 2:03:31 PM     (No. 9204874)

OBAMA
He so Loved the poor,
he created MILLIONS More

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Reply 26 - Posted by: leonardo, 3/2/2013 2:52:13 PM     (No. 9204921)

Many Americans are being conditioned to expect others who have "won life´s lottery" to support them ... and an about 2% slowing of an increase brings them out of the woodwork to sing the liberals´ song. Where did the Founders of America write that as soon as anyone is born, that someone has a lien on your lifetime earnings? Right, the Founders didn´t write that,... today´s politicians created that "right" by enticing those who might otherwise steal someone´s earnings to elect said politicians who, for a price (your vote) would steal those earnings "legally", for our "own good". Perhaps soon, some patriots will remember what happens when tyrants institute "Taxation without Representation".

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Reply 27 - Posted by: fayebeck, 3/2/2013 2:55:39 PM     (No. 9204924)

Ask the Jackass in Chief if it´s not too late for a late term abortion.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Aubreyesque, 3/2/2013 3:02:20 PM     (No. 9204930)

Im sorry, the only PROPER response to the "new mom" should be IF YOU CANT FEED A BABY KEEP YOUR * * * * LEGS TOGETHER AND DONT GET PREGNANT!

What a STUPID twit.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Coy860, 3/2/2013 3:04:04 PM     (No. 9204931)

My mother managed to be a Rosie the Riveter AND feed her baby, the extended family helped out. To ask the government for help would have been a mortification of monumental proportions.
This attitude of "give it to me" has got to stop. Perhaps cold turkey.
After all, we ALL have to have skin in the game.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Spidey, 3/2/2013 3:14:40 PM     (No. 9204942)

Next,the government will fund a program teaching people how to urinate.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: hershey, 3/2/2013 3:19:25 PM     (No. 9204945)

What several others said about your knees, but then, its their ´right´ to screw around, have babies, get on the dole, not work, use their zippy phones and ad naseum...

I´m so sick of ´takers´....

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Reply 32 - Posted by: FunOne, 3/2/2013 3:22:05 PM     (No. 9204949)

Keep popping those kids out! Even if you can´t afford to care for them.

That´s what all of those taxpayers are for!

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Reply 33 - Posted by: lylacat, 3/2/2013 5:06:01 PM     (No. 9205065)

Well, it just breaks my heart to see this black woman who has no job, no husband, and now she gets herself pregnant (all her choices), and she expects the taxpayers to pick up yet another bill for her so that she can know about how to care for a baby. Where is her mother? Where is the boy that got her pregnant? I hope all these programs get scrapped, and maybe Miss poor dumb black girl might look for a job and figure out how she can care for her baby and herself.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Quigley, 3/2/2013 6:04:21 PM     (No. 9205132)

I wonder how much time Cierra has volunteered at medical facilities to help other children. Or does she just want other people to do all the work.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: Catherine, 3/2/2013 6:05:35 PM     (No. 9205136)

I hate to tell you this, but when I worked in WIC offices, I did see this type of problem among lots of women. One little baby was pasty white and obviously very hungry. Mom took her to the dr and he said "Keep trying" to nurse. She came directly to the Health Center. Nurses there showed her how to pump her milk. They bottled it and she fed the baby who slurped it up in about three seconds. Problem was mom´s nipples were inverted and the baby couldn´t latch on. Most of the whiny unhappy babies we saw were breastfed. Just a fact I observed.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: 3XALADY, 3/2/2013 7:48:45 PM     (No. 9205220)

I don´t know where I read this recently, possible on here, that the new mommas can get a prescription from their doctor for diapers and Medicaid will pay for them. I don´t think I can ready many more articles like this or even the news. I´m getting lower than whale snot by the day.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: MsMontana, 3/2/2013 8:00:25 PM     (No. 9205235)

My oldest is 25 years old and my youngest is 2 years old. It wasn´t until I had my 7th child in 2008 that I enlisted the help of a lactation consultant...and it made ALL the difference.

Even having nursed my kids since 1988, there was a lot I really didn´t know and when my 7th child had to have surgery at 5 days old and had an 8 day NICU stay, the consultant REALLY helped me in this area. I WISH I had had a L.C. oh so many years before.

Thing is that this sequester is not going to suddenly cut L.C. services. What a crock of fear mongering crap.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: saguni, 3/2/2013 9:04:38 PM     (No. 9205295)

Shame on you! poster #15! Shame on you!!

To suggest that a poor mother seek help from a volunteer organization is almost as insensitive as suggesting a person with spiritual questions or problems seek out a church. AS IF a priest, rabbi or minister could have valuable advice and is there waiting to help!

Shame on you, heartless person that you must be!!

Of course, /s!

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Reply 39 - Posted by: pineledger, 3/3/2013 4:55:09 AM     (No. 9205491)

I agree with 1, 15, et al. La Leche is free and it truly is "grass roots" -- women helping women, no federal funds involved.

Of course the whole point is to boost the federal budget, isn´t it! Let´s make everyone feel dependent. I would suggest that Emerson´s "Self-Reliance" be made required reading, but with the crappy education being doled out by an army of union goldbricks, most people won´t even comprehend it.

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Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/19/2014 10:48:33 AM     Post Reply
GREENSBORO, Ga. — Golf holes the size of pizzas. Soccer balls on the back nine. A mulligan on every hole. These are some of the measures — some would say gimmicks — that golf courses across the country have experimented with to stop people from quitting the game. Golf has always reveled in its standards and rich tradition. But increasingly a victim of its own image and hidebound ways, golf has lost five million players in the last decade, according to the National Golf Foundation, with 20 percent of the existing 25 million golfers apt to quit in the next few years. People under 35 have especially spurned the game, saying it takes too

Obama: ´For me, Easter is a story of hope,
a belief in a better day to come´

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Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: SurferLad- 4/19/2014 9:16:36 AM     Post Reply
Hi, everybody. For millions of Americans, this time of year holds great meaning. Earlier this week, we hosted a Passover Seder at the White House, and joined Jewish families around the world in their re-tellings of the story of the Exodus and the victory of faith over oppression. And this Sunday, Michelle, Malia, Sasha, and I will join our fellow Christians around the world in celebrating the Resurrection of Christ, the salvation he offered the world, and the hope that comes with the Easter season. These holy days have their roots in miracles that took place long ago. And yet, they still inspire us, guide us, and strengthen us today. They remind us of our

Harry Reid calls dissident Nevada ranchers
´domestic terrorists´ following show of
force against the federal government

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Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 4/19/2014 9:29:17 AM     Post Reply
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Thursday that a family of dissident ranchers and their supporters in his home state of Nevada are ´domestic terrorists,´ citing this week´s standoff with the federal government´s Bureau of Land Management. Cliven Bundy has refused to pay grazing fees for land where his hundreds of cattle roam every day. The land is owned by the federal government, which says he owes more than $1 million. Bundy, however, insists that since his family has been using the land since the 1870s, Uncle Sam can´t collect the grazing fees. A tense standoff developed this week after

Pelosi assists in Holy Week
foot-washing ritual

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San Francisco Chronicle, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Harlowe- 4/18/2014 11:46:54 AM     Post Reply
To "honor the dignity and work of immigrants," Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi helps Bishop Marc Andrus wash the feet of two children Thursday at Saint John the Evangelist Episcopal Church in San Francisco. Pelosi also used the occasion to talk about passing HR15 - bipartisan immigration legislation that her office says would "reduce the deficit by nearly $1 trillion, secure our borders, unite our families, protect our workers and provide an earned pathway to citizenship." The Democratic leader´s ceremony coincides with Pope Francis´ similar ceremony in Rome to mark Holy Week.

Ted Cruz, Invoking Reagan,
Angers GOP Colleagues
but Wins Fans Elsewhere

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Wall Street Journal, by Monica Langley    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/19/2014 8:09:17 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON--Rushing to an afternoon vote last month, Sen. Ted Cruz hopped the underground tram to the U.S. Capitol from his office across the street. The Texan planted his black ostrich cowboy boots in the middle of the small subway car without getting so much as a nod from the other senators--Republican or Democrat--amiably chatting or huddled in their seats. Mr. Cruz finds himself standing alone a lot these days. His response to the cold shoulders: "The establishment despised Ronald Reagan" before he became president, "but the people loved him." For the 43-year-old Republican, the Reagan name illuminates his political life´s

Deadbeat on the Range
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New York Times, by Timothy Eagan    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/18/2014 3:52:52 PM     Post Reply
Imagine a vendor on the National Mall, selling burgers and dogs, who hasn’t paid his rent in 20 years. He refuses to recognize his landlord, the National Park Service, as a legitimate authority. Every court has ruled against him, and fines have piled up. What’s more, the effluents from his food cart are having a detrimental effect on the spring grass in the capital. Would an armed posse come to his defense, aiming their guns at the park police? Would the lawbreaker get prime airtime on Fox News, breathless updates in the Drudge Report, a sympathetic ear from Tea Party Republicans?

Ann Coulter takes up ‘Mitt
Romney for President’ chant again

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Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 4/18/2014 7:03:28 PM     Post Reply
Conservative columnist Ann Coulter — who used her talk show platform in the last presidential election cycle to campaign hard for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney — has taken up the mantra once again, calling on Republicans to give the failed White House bidder another shot in 2016. She made the suggestion during a discussion on Sean Hannity’s radio show while speaking of her new book, “Never Trust a Liberal Over 3-Especially a Republican.” Ms. Coulter also addressed the question of Mr. Romney’s shortcomings by saying that his 2012 loss wasn’t entirely his fault. “I think too much blame, not only in this

You lie! Reporters accuse Obama
of deception, demagoguery just
to get attention

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Washington Examiner, by Paul Bedard    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/18/2014 9:28:24 PM     Post Reply
Prominent Washington correspondents are accusing President Obama and his aides of knowingly stretching the truth on issues like the so-called women´s pay gap just to create controversy and keep issues -- and the president -- relevant. Washington Post columnist Ruth Marcus kicked off the attack last week when she blasted as “demagoguery” the administration´s tactics during the pay gap debate. “The level of hyperbole -- actually, of demagoguery -- that Democrats have engaged in here is revolting,” she wrote. CBS White House Correspondent Major Garrett then weighed in this week in his National Journal


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