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The US department -- -- -- to reduce food aid to needy women and children so what are they spending the money I'm.
What if you're not sitting down now -- -- maybe should sit down for this washing CEMEX chief political correspondent Byron York joins us.
-- they're gonna cut the money for women and children at least -- a threat so where's this money going.
That's right this is all about sequestration remember what they do you administrations from resisting sequestration cuts.
The Department of Agriculture said -- fifty cuts went through they would have to cut women infant children nutritional science does.
Assistance to 600000.
So -- over in the Republican senator starts looking into what they're actually spending some of their money on.
For example they have something called value added producer grants which help companies.
Market and create new products are giving 25000 dollars to -- Kansas winery.
To help -- promote Kansas wind 300000 dollars -- Michigan winery and 49000 dollars to an Iowa.
They're also giving it 45000 dollars and one of these value added produce producer grants.
-- in West Virginia company to help it market its bloody Mary mix.
So Tom Colbern is looking at some of these expenses and saying.
Instead of not giving food assistance to poor people.
Maybe you could stop -- this and if someone is going to someplace on Martha's Vineyard to what you know I did I did not know this Martha's Vineyard the entire is very ritzy place -- -- incredibly expensive.
The entire island has been designated a rural area that's eligible for taxpayer backed USDA loans.
And and and in obviously taxpayer backed -- isn't part of subsidy so Covert said why are you doing that as well.
And -- go -- -- 162000.
To the old Westminster binary in Maryland a 100000 dollars for the -- creek winery in New York that's not Appleton Wisconsin -- -- Apple script why I mean why -- we why are we can -- all this money for these wineries to market their products around the.
He's -- the these programs it just kind of grown up over the years without any real.
Real scrutiny and what if you if you look at -- web -- -- mean that the Tea Party objection that they government's gotten too big.
All right -- -- and it has limited -- website he's been doing this a long time before the Tea Party came into existence.
And he does with every single department and the thing is you can do this with every single federal department and find spending that seems just -- -- In other areas -- it -- not it's hideous cook gag I can really can't imagine except for the recipients maybe.
Not -- in this appalling you know for all these wineries to get all this money -- a hundred at a 162000.
Arsonist winery in -- 62 doesn't mean philly's famous -- sit around at nine could be whether spend 500 dollars to fix the washing machine that's gone down.
You know and they try to figure out how to balance a budget fix things -- this is this not that this not the government's money to play around -- and it just isn't.
Even programs that -- perhaps they should be doing -- find just got out of hand -- found a lunch program a free lunch program for children under the age of eighteen.
Which had been expanded -- started without with poor lunches for poor this evening free lunches for poor children now it's free lunches for everybody.
Can coexist with women and -- you know many many parents can afford to buy their children want to widen buying.
Free lunches for everybody under eighteen -- -- only senator Tom Colbern apparently appalled by this where is everybody else.
Well you know -- they all.
Express opposition to earmarks that they just get caught up and other things community -- you don't do it.
If you read his letter that -- wrote to the USDA to Tom Vilsack the secretary of agriculture.
It required a lot of work he had to look into this stuff you -- to devote staff to this you have to.
You had to do a fair amount -- -- search and and also you don't want to single out anyone department and and and and again -- has done it across the whole ten federal government and Vilsack get a second their culture's response is what the women infant and children -- the -- twelve -- the Department of Agriculture says that they have cut a lot of other programs in an effort to preserve.
Food assistance for low income women infants and children as much as possible.
Did the -- the Coburn says yes you have but here's all these other things so he found.
All of these programs after.
The USDA said they had cut a lot of waste which of course and there's nothing to prevent the eight bad -- -- have found this themselves without the senator doing but has always been there.
I thank you thank you come.
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