If you’ve noticed the democrats being a bit more worried about the baby formula shortage crisis, there’s a good reason for that. Baby formula is very expensive for the working family. Subsidizing low-income parents with free infant formula has been dependency initiative for the democrats for a long time.
It’s not just the regular store-bought formula that is in extremely short supply, the government groups and NGO’s that provide the free formula are also out of stock. The free formula dependency crowd is far madder than the paying purchaser, that spells trouble for democrats.
Democrat Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, noting the extreme political damage her House members could feel from an angry dependency base, said today the baby formula shortage is the worst possible crisis in decades. She called it “unconscionable and tragic,” and in her statement outlined the scale of the problem for Democrats in office:
…”The shortage has taken an especially dangerous toll on women and children from underserved communities: about half of infant formula sold nationwide is purchased with WIC (Women, Infant and Children) benefits.” (LETTER)
Half of the infant formula sold nationwide is purchased with WIC subsidy? That’s why the issue is getting urgent attention from Democrats.