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POLL: Do You Support DeLauro's Diaper Legislation?

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.

The 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 the 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.

Marc October 27, 2011 at 11:15 AM
Another riduclous extension of the "nanny state" mentality from the democrats. I hope all of you that elected this travesty on a state and national level have the intellectual honesty to admit you were duped by the "anything but" candidate that never took a stance on an issue in the ILL state house and fix your error in 2012. or move to Europe so you can partake in another implosion of the socialist experiment.
Stan October 29, 2011 at 06:24 PM
+1, Marc. Another crappy idea from CT's lopsided Washington representation. Let's see, the state is broke, the nation is broke (i.e., it needs $12 trillion(!) just to get back to zero) and the politicians think giving away more freebies is the answer? These people need to have their heads examined. Their level of delusion is truly scary. Look at what government entitlements have done to Europe and then ask yourself if you want the same for the U.S. Is there anything they feel the government shouldn't be supplying to the citizens? What really scares me is that 22% of the people that took this poll think this is an acceptable use of taxpayer money. My guess is that they aren't the ones being stuck with the bill. It's time to send Rep. DeLauro packing if this is how she's spending her time in Congress. There are bad Republicans but there are no good Democrats, which is the party that continues to push for this type of waste of taxpayer money. This legislation was picked up by a nationally-syndicated columnist & author : http://www.ocregister.com/opinion/awareness-324288-day-giant.html

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