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

CBS News, by Paula Reid

Original Article

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: StormCnter- 4/22/2014 5:03:20 AM     Post Reply
There’s a pattern of falsifying statistics throughout the entire Census Bureau. And anyone who attempts to blow the whistle on the fraud is either retaliated against or ignored, according to two new sources who have experienced the process firsthand. As I’ve been writing for more than six months, the Census Bureau office in Philadelphia uncovered a case of fraud in 2010, did nothing about it and allowed the practice to continue. In that instance, a data collector named Julius Buckmon was faking reports that went into the nation’s all-important jobless tally and consumer-inflation survey. Because the Census Bureau’s surveys are scientific — meaning

Professor: ‘Colleges Will Start Closing Up’ if
‘Racist, Misogynist, Money-Grubbing’ GOP Wins

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National Review Online, by Andrew Johnson    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/22/2014 4:42:50 PM     Post Reply
New audio reveals an Eastern Connecticut State University professor warning that Republicans will “want things to go back — not to to 1955, but to 1855? if they win control of Congress in November. Republican victories could also put him out of a job, he cautioned. “We will live in a very, very, very different kind of country if that happens,” Professor Brent Terry told students in his Introduction to Creative Writing course, according to audio obtained by Campus Reform. “I mean, colleges will start closing up if these people have their way.” Over the course of his rant, Terry characterized conservatives

But Seriously, Just How
Slow-Witted is John Boehner?

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American Thinker, by C. Edmund Wright    Original Article
Posted By: quantumman- 4/21/2014 7:22:21 AM     Post Reply
As he moves from lobbyists to the golf course, from press conferences to the tanning bed, he remains oblivious to all that is around him. He has power, incredible power, and yet to this day he has no understanding of the election that made it so. Moreover, all around him are astonishing opportunities for him to be an historic figure -- one who could and should be the man who did more than any other single person in turning back the red tide of Obama. It’s all there for Speaker of the House, and yet John Boehner manages to miss

Would YOU be underwater if the
polar caps melted? Map reveals
what our planet would look like
if sea levels rose by 260ft

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Daily Mail (UK), by Ellie Zolfagharifard    Original Article
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Global sea levels have risen by 8 inches (20cm) since 1880 and scientists predict they could rise up to 3ft (98cm) by 2100. But despite the UN’s recent threats of war, famine and extreme weather, such a dramatically different world caused by sea level rise can be hard to imagine. To help picture the future, Martin Vargic, an amateur graphic designer from Slovakia, has created a map depicting the planet with sea levels around 260ft (79m) higher than they are today. He imagines what Earth would look like if the ice sheets surrounding the North and South poles melted, releasing

Reid: ´We Are a Nation of Laws,
Not of Men and Women´

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Cybercast News Service, by Susan Jones    Original Article
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It may not be tomorrow, but Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) says "something will happen" to force a Nevada rancher to obey a court order to stop grazing his cattle on federal land and pay his grazing fees. "It´s obvious that you can´t just walk away from this," Reid said in an April 18 interview with a Nevada´s KSNV-TV News 3 program “What’s Your Point?” "You can´t have a law that is -- we´re a nation of laws, not of men and women," he said. (Video) Reid noted that most cattlemen pay their taxes, pay their fees, and follow

Benghazi attack could have been prevented if
US hadn´t ´switched sides in the War on Terror´
and allowed $500 MILLION of weapons to reach
al-Qaeda militants, reveals damning report

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Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
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The Citizens Commission on Benghazi, a self-selected group of former top military officers, CIA insiders and think-tankers, declared Tuesday in Washington that a seven-month review of the deadly 2012 terrorist attack has determined that it could have been prevented – if the U.S. hadn´t been helping to arm al-Qaeda militias throughout Libya a year earlier. ´The United States switched sides in the war on terror with what we did in Libya, knowingly facilitating the provision of weapons to known al-Qaeda militias and figures,´ Clare Lopez, a member of the commission and a former CIA officer, told MailOnline. She blamed the Obama administration

You´re on the clock:
Doctors rush patients out the door

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USA Today*, by Roni Caryn Rabin    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/21/2014 4:35:59 AM     Post Reply
Joan Eisenstodt didn´t have a stopwatch when she went to see an ear, nose and throat specialist recently, but she is certain the physician was not in the exam room with her for more than three or four minutes. "He looked up my nose, said it was inflamed, told me to see the nurse for a prescription and was gone," said the 66-year-old Washington, D.C., consultant, who was suffering from an acute sinus infection. When she started protesting the doctor´s choice of medication, "He just cut me off totally," she said. "I´ve never been in and out from a visit faster." These days,

The Increasing Desperation of Democrats
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National Review Online, by John Fund    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 4/21/2014 5:19:02 AM     Post Reply
Harry Reid isn’t backing down from his claim that rancher Cliven Bundy’s supporters are “domestic terrorists.” It’s astonishing rhetoric given the White House’s characterization of the mass shooting by a genuine terrorist, Major Nidal Hasan, who killed 13 Americans at the Fort Hood Army base after yelling “Allahu Akbar!” (God is great.) Rather than labeling Hasan’s actions “domestic terrorism,” the Obama administration is prosecuting him for having committed “workplace violence.” Democratic rhetoric is become ever more desperate and overheated as we approach the November midterm elections. Last week, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said that GOP positions on immigration were motivated by


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