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‘Pro-Life’ Conservatives Are Mad the Government Isn’t Letting Migrant Infants Starve to Death

By Curt_Anderson
May 15, 2022 11:22 am
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Fox News and Republican lawmakers are up in arms that the Biden administration is caring for babies at the border during a formula shortage

There’s a baby formula shortage in the United States. Republican lawmakers and conservative media members are taking frustration out on immigrants.

Fox News hosts have spent the past 24 hours raising hell over immigrant babies at the U.S.-Mexico border receiving formula, arguing that it should instead be distributed to Americans first. “[For] American families there’s a shortage, but if you’re a migrant, don’t worry because Uncle Sam has a stash of that,” Fox & Friends host Steve Doocy said Friday morning.



Btw, baby formula is not the optimal way to feed babies. Good ol' mother's milk is best. If a mother can't nurse because of work, etc. Breast milk can be expressed and stored for use.

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  1. by Donna on May 15, 2022 11:33 am
    You have to wonder how long the "pro-lifers" are going to continue to support sending billions of our tax dollars to Ukraine. Rand Paul is deadset against the proposed $40 billion aid package. Will other conservatives follow?


  2. by HatetheSwamp on May 15, 2022 11:39 am

    Fox News hosts have spent the past 24 hours raising hell over immigrant babies at the U.S.-Mexico border receiving formula, arguing that it should instead be distributed to Americans first. “[For] American families there’s a shortage, but if you’re a migrant, don’t worry because Uncle Sam has a stash of that,” Fox & Friends host Steve Doocy said Friday morning.

    Bahahahahahahahahahaha, ahhhhhhhhhhh.

    Being a regular Fox viewer myself, Curt, how do you suppose that I'm confident that you have no firsthand knowledge of this yourself?

    Bahahahahahahahahahaha.

    I read Rolling Stone articles from time to time. I've come to equate it to The BABYLON BEE, whilst hoping to do serious journalism. Knowing what the truth is, the BB might have written this very article, twisting the tone ever so slightly.

    Nothing in the article is true, per se, though the quotations appear fairly accurate.

    Context is a b!tch, eh!?


  3. by Donna on May 15, 2022 11:44 am
    So let me get this straight, Hts. You're saying that most conservatives support sending baby formula to feed migrant babies at the border?

    Why do I get the feeling that this is going to be yet another topic where you don't give us a straight answer?


  4. by Curt_Anderson on May 15, 2022 11:53 am
    Here are FOX & Friends bemoaning that "illegal" babies are getting formula. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) reacts to the hosts' outrage with disgust.
    View Video


  5. by HatetheSwamp on May 15, 2022 12:58 pm

    No, Donna. I'm not saying that.

    Do you imagine that Blue MAGA progressives are happy that pallets of baby formula are sittin at the border awaiting a future illegal baby while there's a growing crisis among our own people? Some Blue MAGAs are parents whose crumb crunches may soon go without.


  6. by Donna on May 15, 2022 1:11 pm
    "Illegal baby". You actually said that.

    Wow.

    Notwithstanding that insensitive remark, I think I get what you're saying - that the availability of infant formula should be more equally distributed. If that's what you're saying, I agree with you.

    I worked at a supermarket yesterday and they had plenty of infant formula, though, so I wonder how scarce it actually is.


  7. by HatetheSwamp on May 15, 2022 2:04 pm

    Are Blue MAGAs not familiar with the term, illegal immigrant??

    These babies are that.

    My take on the shortage is that it's spotty. As you may have seen on FB, we're in Ocean City. On our way home, we're going to pick up some formula that's abundant here for our niece who's running out.


  8. by Donna on May 15, 2022 2:11 pm
    Ocean City, NJ, or MD? I'm VERY familiar with the one in MD. My parents spent their entire retirement in a community on the west side of 130th St.

    "Are Blue MAGAs not familiar with the term, illegal immigrant??"

    I and most people I talk with on the left use the term "undocumented immigrant".


  9. by HatetheSwamp on May 15, 2022 2:20 pm

    MD.

    We love it.

    I think, in the past, you've recommended a hamburger place here.


    Blue MAGAs' "undocumented" are called illegal on the right.


  10. by Donna on May 15, 2022 3:51 pm
    We on the left don't attach the illegality with the person - we attach it to the act.

    Ocean City is da bomb. So many memories from there. Sadly I may never go back, though. Dad's gone and Mom is in an assisted living facility in Berlin which is off of Route 50 about 5 miles west of OC.

    I don't remember recommending a hanburger place there, though, but I always loved the old standby Philips duwn on 23rd street for seafood. Lots of great eatin' in OC. And miniature golf. They're all over the place. Them were the days.



  11. by HatetheSwamp on May 16, 2022 6:37 am

    Evie roots around until she finds us a deal at a place on the ocean.

    We're about to head home and we're spending our last few minutes simply listening to the waves.


  12. by HatetheSwamp on May 16, 2022 7:38 am

    Actually, it was Dumser's and it was ice cream.


  13. by Donna on May 16, 2022 9:20 am
    Dumser's Dairyland! I've been there 1,436,884 times.

    I'm glad you enjoyed your time in OC. I wish I could've joined you and Evie.


  14. by Donna on May 16, 2022 10:59 am
    Adding to my earlier point about how Americans might start turning against our government spending their tax dollars to support Ukraine, besides Rand Paul's objection, I read today that 57 House Republicans joined him in voting against the $40 billion aid package.


  15. by HatetheSwamp on May 16, 2022 12:28 pm

    Somehow, Donna, if we did OC together, none of us would be bored.


  16. by HatetheSwamp on May 16, 2022 12:36 pm

    Adding to my earlier point about how Americans might start turning against our government spending their tax dollars to support Ukraine, besides Rand Paul's objection, I read today that 57 House Republicans joined him in voting against the $40 billion aid package.

    Paul, of course, has always been an isolationist.

    But, there's been a conviction, building among GOPs, that the Doddering Old Fart came too late to the support of Ukraine and, now, is being irrational in the amount of $$$$ he's pledging in support.

    And, you hear, more and more every day, that the Former Truck Driver is now willing to throw money at the protection of the Ukrainian border but uncommitted to preserving our own border.


  17. by Donna on May 16, 2022 1:32 pm
    There's indeed a border crisis at our southern border.

    I consulted what is in IMO the best survey firm, Pew Research Center, and found the following piece (link to at the bottom). Here's the intro:

    What’s happening at the U.S.-Mexico border in 7 charts Nov 9, 2021

    The U.S. Border Patrol reported more than 1.6 million encounters with migrants along the U.S.-Mexico border in the 2021 fiscal year, more than quadruple the number of the prior fiscal year and the highest annual total on record.

    The number of encounters had fallen to just over 400,000 in fiscal 2020 as the coronavirus outbreak slowed migration across much of the world. But encounters at the southwest border rebounded sharply in fiscal 2021 and ultimately eclipsed the previous annual high recorded in fiscal 2000, according to recently published data from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the federal agency that encompasses the Border Patrol.

    Migrant encounters refer to two distinct kinds of events: expulsions, in which migrants are immediately expelled to their home country or last country of transit, and apprehensions, in which migrants are detained in the United States, at least temporarily.

    Since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, most encounters have resulted in expulsion from the U.S., unlike before the pandemic, when the vast majority ended in apprehension instead. The Trump administration began expelling migrants in March 2020 under a public health order aimed at limiting the spread of COVID-19. The Biden administration has continued to expel migrants under the same order.

    Below is a closer look at the shifting dynamics at the southwest border, based on the recent CBP statistics. Most of these statistics refer to federal fiscal years, which run from Oct. 1 to Sept. 30, as opposed to calendar years. It’s also important to note that encounters refer to events, not people, and that some migrants are encountered more than once.


    pewresearch.org


  18. by Donna on May 19, 2022 6:59 pm
    Once again, Congressional Republicans show their true motives. It was never about those poor American babies being deprived of infant formula - it was always about using the shortage to crucify Biden and the Democrats.

    ***

    The House on Wednesday passed a $28 million emergency spending bill to address the nationwide shortage of baby formula

    Rep. Rosa DeLauro, the Democratic chair of the House Appropriations Committee who authored the bill, said the money would pay for additional U.S. Food and Drug Administration staffing to boost inspection of formula at domestic and foreign suppliers, prevent fraudulent products getting onto store shelves and improve data collection on the infant formula marketplace.

    The bill, known as the Infant Formula Supplemental Appropriations Act, passed 231 to 192 in a vote mostly along party lines. All House Democrats supported the legislation, along with 12 Republicans who bucked their party leadership to support it. Four Republicans and one Democrat did not vote.


    newsweek.com


  19. by Curt_Anderson on May 19, 2022 7:36 pm
    Donna,
    Seth Meyers' Closer Look tonight looks at "George W. Bush's Shocking Gaffe; Republicans Vote Against Baby Formula Bill" See video link below.
    View Video


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