by Pasta Blunt
Food Aid To Moms & Kids Cut By Sequester
I always thought that the WIC program was one of the best programs the government had. I heard in the last few years that it wasn’t being operated as soundly as it had been, still what is? I would much rather have some money “wasted” and “lost” on social programs that help people, especially children and the poor, then I would have the same “waste” and “loss” in military programs that are only designed to kill. Now that is a real waste.
I was working on my taxes this evening and remember the time when I finally had to pay some tax to the government instead of always getting refunds due to the “earned income credit.” I felt rather proud that I was contributing having been the beneficiary of the taxes of others when my children were small and we were on WIC and qualifying for other low income benefits. When I mentioned this to someone they thought I was crazy, but I was glad to contribute my share. I still am. Is that patriotism? If so it is the first time in my life I have ever considered myself patriotic.