WIC cutoff another example of McCrory's misplaced priorities

Government for the few:

And, according to reports, 49 states indeed immediately found some way to keep it going. Only North Carolina said it couldn't.

Not only was that an erroneous judgment, but it was unfortunately all too typical of the initial reaction we've seen in Raleigh this year. Whether it's Medicaid, unemployment benefits or WIC, the first reaction is always "we can't" -- at least when it comes to programs that serve the poor.

For tax cuts that mostly benefit the well-off, the attitude is "we can and we will."

The spectacle of Aldona Wos all-of-a-sudden "finding" money for WIC, combined with DAG McCrory's almost tearful claim that taking care of children is his top priority, made me seriously contemplate hurling a projectile at my relatively new flatscreen TV. And I'm not in the habit of abusing my appliances. But the knowledge that people who are suffering will only get relief when Republicans are forced into a corner and embarrassed is, in a word, infuriating. And this effort to spin the debacle:

However, DHHS spokesman Ricky Diaz said Friday the money offered to North Carolina was not sufficient to keep the program's doors open. He said the agency had to go back and ask for more funding before it could reopen WIC, and that extra money wasn't secured until Thursday evening.

is nothing but a bald-faced lie.

Efforts by Sarah Ovaska and Congressman David Price created a firestorm of outrage Thursday night, which forced Wos to do what she should have from the start. Mismanagement at NC DHHS has reached an absurd level, and it's putting the health and safety of NC citizens at risk. In light of that reality, the lies and cover-ups should be vigorously investigated, before even more people are put at unnecessary risk.

Comments

WIC funds

McCrory,Pope and Wos were at it again to repress those in need under the WIC program. Thank goodness Representative Price confirmed that the contingency funds were sent to the DHHS from the USDA.
These so-called leaders reached a new low when they said people should get their needs from the Food Bank and Food Pantries. I am in charge of a Food Pantry, and we are not capable of supplying the volume of food needed for the WIC recipients.
My question is were the funds received before or after they stopped the voucher program and if the vouchers were stopped after the funds were received, what were they going to do with the funds?

McCrory,Pope and Wos have an affinity to repress the poor.Thank goodness Representative Price confirmed the contingency funds were sent to the DHHS from the USDA and should carry through to the end of October.
These so-called leaders reached a new lo