Dems Want $100m Taxpayer Money for 'Universal Care’ to Give Out Free Diapers
The bill- End Diaper Need Act- is sponsored by high profile Democrats
Reps. Rosa DeLauro of Connecticut and Barbara Lee of California introduced the End Diaper Need Act, a bill sponsored by Democrats like Alexandria Ocasio Cortez and Ilhan Omar aiming to use taxpayers money to give out free diapers to poor families.
The bill would build a "$100 million demonstration program" which would distribute free diapers and related products to families unable to afford them.
Lee indicates statement shows the money would be sent to cities, nonprofit groups, and states, which in turn would help distribute diapers to families.
Lee argued that the cost of diapers hits families with low-income much harder than others, insisting the lack of diapers can stop families from getting access to child care.
"Most child care centers won't accept a child without an adequate supply of diapers, preventing low-income families from enrolling their child in childcare and returning to work," she said.
"These families should not have to choose between purchasing basic household needs and buying diapers."
"No family should have to choose between buying diapers for their child or buying groceries — but that is exactly the situation many families face every day," added DeLauro.
"Diapers are a matter of basic hygiene, and they are expensive."
Because the Democrats currently control the house, the bill has a chance f being pushed through.
But its passage in the Senate may be a different story because Republicans control it.
Earlier this week Neon Nettle reported the Democrats are preparing to roll out testing for a socialist "Universal Basic Income" program in New Jersey's largest city, Newark.
Newark's Democratic Mayor Ras Baraka announced plans to test the taxpayer-funded scheme which would guarantee income for residents whether they have a job or not.
Baraka says his office is putting together a task force to pilot the program and study whether the economic structure is possible on a larger scale, making it the latest government to consider a platform of socialism, so far.
“We believe in Universal Basic Income, especially in a time where studies have shown that families that have a crisis of just $400 a month may experience a setback that may be difficult, even impossible to recover from,” Mayor Baraka reportedly said, adding that one-third of the city still lives in poverty.