A coworker of an associate is considering having his pregnant wife apply for WIC.
Yet this individual can afford a $30,000 SUV and a $10,000 loan that went primarily to provide his wench with a wedding or engagement ring.
The couple, despite apparently considering nutritional assistance, can apparently afford an Iphone 6 when there was nothing wrong with the cellphone that they already have.
Out of curiosity, I researched the WIC requirements for the state in which the couple resides.
Two of the criteria are interesting.
One allows for a new mom with a child up to six months of age.
Another criteria allows for mothers breastfeeding infants up to a year old.
One might make a case to extend this program to the mom while she is pregnant or is breastfeeding.
However, as soon as the whelp shoots from the birth canal of a mother that does not intend to breastfeed, there is no need to continue this nutritional assistance to her.
For the baby is not directly dependent upon her for nourishment as in the other examples that might justify the entitlement program.
Why not go ahead and provide the father with food for his own consumption as well?
He is, after all, the one that is traditionally still actually going to work while the mom is loafing about on maternity leave.
By Frederick Meekins