Federal Funding For…Diapers?

Federal Funding For…Diapers? Image

Gosh, who needs parents when you have a Nanny State?  Brought to you by none other than a Democrat, Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, thinks that parents shouldn’t have to be responsible for even supplying diapers or diaper supplies.  What happened to, if you can’t afford disposable diapers, you go the cloth route?  Sure, it’s disgusting, and personally, I’d pull the plug on every other luxury item within my budget to be able to afford those little hiney-huggers.  But, since when did it become the governments (er, the taxpayers) responsibility to provide these kinds of things?

Our country is in a financial crisis but just like the spending addicts they are, liberals continue to turn a blind eye to reality and keep swiping the credit card like out of control drunks.  When does the madness stop?  Enough with the cradle to grave dependents who suck the ambition, incentive, and drive out of the rest of the country.  If you can’t feed ’em, don’t breed ’em!

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) on Tuesday introduced legislation that would allow federal block grants that states now use to subsidize child-care services to also allow for the purchase of diapers and “diapering supplies.”

The bill, S. 1778, would amend the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 1990 to allow diapers and related supplies to be bought with grant money provided to states. Under current law, the money is meant to subsidize child-care services to parents who are entering the labor force or are in job training and education programs. It also helps subsidize child-care services for certain eligible families.

Under the law, 4 percent of all funds must be used to improve the quality of child-care. A summary of Blumenthal’s bill indicates that it would allow the purchase of diapers under this provision, as it would “include the provision of diapers and diapering supplies among the activities for which funds may be employed to improve the quality of and access to child care.”

The federal program, called the Child Care and Development Fund, received $5 billion in fiscal 2011, which it distributed to all 50 states, the District of Columbia and scores of tribal governments. The program now helps to provide for an estimated 1.8 million children each month.

The program also received an extra $2 billion under the 2009 stimulus bill.

About The Author: Brittany Pounders is a conservative political commentator, blogger, and freelancer. She is a frequent guest columnist for The Toronto Sun, and can be heard through many different radio and media outlets such as The Blaze Radio Network, The Chris Salcedo Show, The Ed Dean Radio Show, has appeared on The Glenn Beck Show and regularly on cable news channels, including NewsmaxTv, One America News Network, America Trends, and the Fox News with Neil Cavuto. She resides in Texas with her husband and is raising three of the finest little people in the world. Follow her on… Facebook or @LibertyBritt