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Ryan more extreme than most Republicans, takes from poor women, children

Jon Heckenlively at Ryanwatch reports that on the Agricultural Appropriations Bill, which recently passed the House, Paul Ryan was among the most extreme Republicans on nine separate votes.

The worst example: An amendment to cut funding for the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) nutrition program by $604 million.

Here's how  frames the vote:

According to the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities, the cut would deprive hundreds of thousands of indigent women and children of program services, which include healthy foods, nutrition counseling and referrals to health care providers when necessary. As usual, the mean impulse to save money by punishing the poor is short-sighted, since the obvious result is a growing population that is either crippled at birth or ruined in youth, requiring expensive hospitalization, special education or, eventually, prison cells.

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Published

June 20, 2011 - 9:07am

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