Nancy Pelosi on the floor of the house:
"So they are cutting support for women, infants and children, while handing a blank check to speculators. They are ending Medicare while they give subsidies to Big Oil. These do not reflect America’s values and priorities, these choices. These are tough choices. They will not bring the growth we need to expand our economy, put people back to work as we create jobs. They will not make America strong. As moms across America are saying to children right now, 6:00 in the East, ‘Eat your vegetables, they will make you strong,’ we are acting on this floor to do just the opposite, to cut the funding for the initiative that will help feed the children of America.
It’s unthinkable that a family would say we can’t afford to feed the children. It’s unthinkable that a nation committed to the future would say we can’t afford to feed the children. These families need our help. It’s a large amount of money $147 million, very small compared to the subsidies to Big Oil and a small price to pay for the health and well being of our children and the strength of our country as we go into the future."
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