Connecticut Democrats want to expand the nanny state right down to the diapers covering babies bottoms. Apparently food stamps, heating assistance, Section 8 housing, cash welfare benefits, Head Start and Medicaid aren’t enough. Now they want the federal government to pay for babies’ diapers.
Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy has declared Thursday “Diaper Need Awareness Day” as part of a campaign by The Nutmeg State to pressure Washington into providing free diapers to low-income families.
Supporters will host a fundraiser and a panel discussion in New Haven on the public health risks for babies whose diapers aren’t changed frequently enough.
The move follows legislation introduced earlier this month by Rep. Rosa DeLauro that would amend the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 1990. The act provides funding to help low-income mothers pay for day care services. The update would allow Uncle Sam to also provide funding for diapers and diaper supplies. (Read More)
How many people would think twice about having babies they can’t afford if their lifestyle choices weren’t subsidized by their fellow citizens?