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How am I not surprised?

Bush has proposed a budget that would cut half a million people from the WIC program (Women, Infants, and Children). People who obviously need this program to survive.

Bush has proposed $5.4 billion in funding to serve about 8.3 million people. However, the caseload has increased to 8.5 million. Also, prices for products like milk and cheese, which account for about 40% of WIC food costs, have increased. Because of that, the proposed spending level will cut about 500,000 people from the WIC program, reports USA Today.

This program is a necessity, and it’s a good program, although I’m sure it has it’s rough spots. It’s important that the budget for this program be greater, but I honestly can’t expect much from Bush anymore. I hope that the next President will care about people who aren’t straight, white, males.

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