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Monday, October 21 - 10:06amSanction this postReply
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According to this link, "WIC serves 53 percent of all infants born in the United States."

Am I reading this correctly?

We now live in a nation where more than half of all new mothers rely on government assistance to feed their babies?

WTF?



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Monday, October 21 - 2:16pmSanction this postReply
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Not too surprising to me. Obama won after all. Where do you think his majority winning vote (>50%) came from?



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Monday, October 21 - 4:59pmSanction this postReply
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You read that right, Luke. I first heard of this on my local news and thought it had to be a mistake. It isn't a mistake.

Hospitals actually give new mothers the paperwork to fill out while they're in the hospital to sign up for WIC, or it's sent to their home right after delivery.

It's sick.





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Monday, October 21 - 5:08pmSanction this postReply
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When I worked at LA County Children's Services the social workers hooked all new mothers on their case load up to WIC as a matter of policy.



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Tuesday, October 22 - 5:26amSanction this postReply
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According to this eHow article, WIC was signed into law in 1972 after a study showed "alarming dietary and health trends among low-income Americans." Bush II called it "one of the nation's most successful and cost effective early intervention programs." Seriously?

Can anyone comment on the "alarming" state of affairs before WIC?

Two phrases from economics come to mind:

1. Moral hazard
2. Perverse incentive

(Edited by Luke Setzer on 10/22, 6:04am)




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Tuesday, October 22 - 6:15amSanction this postReply
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Whats the correlation between feeding formula and performance on standardized tests? (Hopefully accounting for parental income/environment)

Its been suggested to me that some elite in the world (the likes of JPM) promote thinks like WIC (to feed babies food that lacks essential fatty acids), to put grains on the bottom (largest) of the food pyramid (grains are mainly starches and harmful kinds of proteins), to say that fat & cholesterol causes CVD (when really its alcohol & fructose) (influencing people eat more grains, starches, sugars, and egg whites when all of this stuff should not be part of a healthy diet, and cholesterol and essential fatty acids are essential to brain and cell health), to subsidize grain production and feed livestock grains instead of their natural diet, causing them to be sickly and lack nutrition like essential fatty acids...

Its been suggested to me that the elite manipulated the masses to do that as form of deniable population control. Also to give people what they "deserve" Fransisco style, to reduce the power/ability of the mass of people who do not think for themselves by having someone with a science degree from a university (authority) tell them that doing [self harmful] things are healthy by argument of authority and majority.

To the elite, WIC doesn't cost that much. The idiot masses slave to pay the taxes which then pay for the junk food.

Well, who knows whether its some elite mover is screwing the masses over intentionally Fransisco style, or if its just the masses of idiots who don't think for themselves doing it to themselves?



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Saturday, November 2 - 4:49pmSanction this postReply
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Luke Setzer said:

According to this link, "WIC serves 53 percent of all infants born in the United States."

Am I reading this correctly?

We now live in a nation where more than half of all new mothers rely on government assistance to feed their babies?

WTF?
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Just felt like being nitpicky: Over half of all infants probably does not mean over half of all mothers, since the women who can't afford kids seem to be the ones who have the most kids.

That probably didn't make you feel even a little bit better :)



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