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POLL: Should State Aid Cover Diapers?

Bill introduced by U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro would allow low-income families to pay for diapers using public assistance.

Earlier this month, U.S. Rep. Rosa L. DeLauro, D-3rd District (which includes Middlefield and parts of Durham) introduced the Diaper Investment and Aid to Promote Economic Recovery Act (DIAPER) Act.

TheĀ bill, according to DeLauro, "will help to relieve some of the stress on families facing hardship in this economy by allowing diapers to be provided as a direct service, instead of as an administrative cost."

As Susan Campbell of theĀ Hartford Courant reports, public assistance programs do not currently allow the purchase of diapers.

Gov. Malloy has declared Thursday, Oct. 27 Diaper Awareness Day in Connecticut.

Editor's Note: The Diaper Investment and Aid to Promote Economic Recovery Act (DIAPER) Act does not require an increase in appropriations.

BobHe October 26, 2011 at 04:39 PM
Forget about diapers. The state should pay for beer; and I'm not talking Bud Lite -- a nice pale ale for me please.
CTPati October 26, 2011 at 06:56 PM
DeLauro is the epitome of the "cradle to grave NANNY state" socialists! Communist Joelle Fishman is also one of her closest bffs. Rep. Rosa DeLauro: Still Hangin’ With the Connecticut Communists 9/16/2011, Trevor Loudon "Rosa DeLauro is one of Congress’ highest ranking Democrats. She is particularly close to another long time friend of communist causes, former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. It appears that , while one the Democratic Party’s most influential legislators, Rep. DeLauro still thinks it is appropriate to work closely with Marxist-Leninists. Rep. DeLauro is very  close to Connecticut Communist Party leader Joelle Fishman, the daughter-in-law of late Soviet spy and Communist Party USA activist Victor Perlo. "Joelle Fishman also heads the Communist Party’s Political Action Commission, the Party body charged with pushing the Communist agenda through the Democratic Party. As DeLauro has been in charge of appointing Democratic Congressmembers to various Congressional Committees, she has been in a position to move the Communist Party’s many friends in Congress onto Committees that best serve the communist’s  goals. …That one of Congress’ most powerful Democrats should be on such close terms with one of America’s most influential communists should not be surprising. "Many members of Congress have close ties to the Communist Party. Rosa DeLauro is simply a little more blatant than most." The complete article, with video, is at New Zeal.
CTPati October 27, 2011 at 08:25 PM
Dannel 88 has hopped on this bandwagon now, with "Diaper awareness day"! Not kidding--even Sean Hannity quoted the story from the Hartford Courant. DeLauro is working to make most Americans *dependent* upon BIG government in just about every aspect of their lives--probably soon to include adult diapers. According to her it is only SS that causes people to love and care for their older family members. "'The genius of the Social Security system is that it ties generations together,' emphasized Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-3) at the August 2010, kickoff event for Social Security's 75th birthday held at the Communist Party USA run New Haven People's Center by the Connecticut Alliance for Retired Americans (ARA). 'I pay in for my mother during my working life, and in the future my children will pay in for me,' she said, adding that ** it will never become insolvent.**"... http://keywiki.org/index.php/Rosa_DeLauro SS will "never become insolvent"??? What do you call currently paying OUT more than is being taken in??? Not to mention the some 16 TRILLION $$$ in *unfunded SS liabilities* (which does not include the unfunded liabilities for Medicare/Medicaid 81 TRIL $$$ and the Prescription drug program)!!! :-(

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