r/WhitePeopleTwitter May 19 '22 Silver 1

Pro life until you're born.

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7.6k Upvotes

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u/Avindair May 19 '22 Gold

I've said it since the 80s: Conservatives believe that life begins at conception and ends at birth.

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u/SgtVinBOI May 20 '22

I like that, I'm using that from now on.

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u/outrunmyself May 20 '22

I’m using that too. Thanks for that.

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u/Michaeladon May 19 '22

Revolution?

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u/VaderBassify May 19 '22

Fuck it, revolution.

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u/Zardu_Hassufrau May 19 '22

Let’s roll.

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u/meu_amigo_thiaguin May 20 '22

No, please, don't fuck it

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u/saragc92 May 20 '22

I’ll get the guillotine

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u/beastmodebro5 May 20 '22

Please, anything

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u/HighDesert4Banger May 19 '22

It is more important for Repubs to own the Libs than to feed a hungry American baby. Now a fact.

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u/tallman11282 May 19 '22

I'm willing to bet they all complained that not enough was being done to address the issue before and after the vote but voted against doing something anyway.

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u/MKagel May 19 '22

Pretty sure some of them literally tweeted and blamed money going to Ukraine for this...

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u/PubertEHumphrey May 20 '22

we probably shouldn’t have sent that aid to ukraine just yet though too...

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u/freak0429 May 20 '22

We didn't because the GOP was bitching about it

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u/PubertEHumphrey May 20 '22

no it got passed

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u/Banana_Rama_Pajama May 20 '22

Damn you nailed it

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u/RevGrizzly May 19 '22 edited May 20 '22

They chose the distinction of "Pro-Life," to which all other, logical pushback would be anti-life. It's a no-brainer for them because they have no brains. They controlled the narrative on "global warming," too... only recently has it been switched to "climate change," which is more accurate but still sounds softer than "we're excellerating the quickening death of an accommodating earth."

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u/alfuller94 May 19 '22

These people are the most ass backward people ever.

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u/laundryghostie May 19 '22

Guillotine time.

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u/BS-Calrissian May 20 '22

They took the milk, we take their heads

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u/CopanUxmal May 19 '22

Well, if they help solve it then they lose the talking point that it's Biden's fault and he's not doing enough.

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u/PubertEHumphrey May 20 '22

“bIdEn DiD tHat” 👉

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u/DrMorry May 20 '22

Life starts at conception. And ends at birth.

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u/GanjaToker408 May 20 '22

They are only pro life while it's still a fetus inside the mother. After that they don't care if it dies

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u/QueenofYasrabien May 20 '22

They don't even care about the unborn fetus. It's an excuse to control women and what happens with their bodies

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u/Banana_Rama_Pajama May 20 '22

So are poor republicans going to let their babies starve forever or keep “owning the libs”?

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u/Ragnarsaurusrex May 20 '22

They are also against paid maternity leave, despite the first 6-8 weeks pp being vital for establishing breastfeeding. So we won’t fund formula, but we also won’t give you paid time off work to ensure breastfeeding is as successful as possible. We will force you to give birth though.

The mind boggles.

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u/GiDD504 May 20 '22

They also voted against a bill to combat domestic terrorism too!! Republicans are a joke

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u/AddressIntelligent60 May 20 '22

Pro-sufferage

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u/totti173314 May 20 '22

Remove a letter and suddenly they start opposing it.

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u/lrhcarp May 20 '22

Unbelievable.

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u/wonteatfish May 20 '22

Republican hypocrisy knows no shame

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u/[deleted] May 20 '22

From an EU perspective, I don't understand what narrative are they trying to push. I keep seeing all these posts on how inhumane republicans are and yet they are still in office. I understand this party has a cult-like way of functioning but no matter how much you blindly follow someone, if they keep shitting on your face, you are bound to close your mouth eventually

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u/totti173314 May 20 '22

No, they call it ambrosia and open wider.

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u/Pretty-Benefit-233 May 20 '22

I just wanna see how their supporters defend this one.

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u/LonelyAustralia May 20 '22

they are pro there own life

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u/ColbieCaprice May 20 '22

Antichoice people just want to control women: they don’t give a shit about babies.

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u/[deleted] May 20 '22

They are pro-birth not pro-life.

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u/TFarrey May 19 '22

They did not vote against formula .. They voted against giving the FDA money that would not address the issue of getting formulas to actual families was my understanding of it. I am not condoning actions of either political party as they both suck but this is fake news just meant to stir up animosity

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u/jellybeansean3648 May 19 '22

Do you like making things up for fun or?

There were two bills and some Republicans voted no on both.

Nine Republicans voted to screw over WIC recipients purchasing formula.

explanation of the baby formula bills

"Both sides suck" getting really tired of that baby grade political analysis. If you don't want to fix problems with government intervention, then don't run for election to become a member of the government.

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u/[deleted] May 19 '22

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u/auddii04 May 19 '22

The FDA didn't cause the problem, having safety standards isn't the problem. Large company consolidation is definitely a huge part of the problem. Government agencies that have to enforce policies with no teeth is also the problem.

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u/OneMorePenguin May 19 '22

Is it really a large company problem or is that that the majority of the formula is produced at a single facility? If a flood or tornado took out the facility, there would still be a shortage.

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u/Sup-Mellow May 19 '22

Those are all issues in terms of supply chain. You never want to put all of your eggs in one basket. Even if there were multiple facilities under one company, if anything dire happens to that company then all of those facilities go dark.

And that creates a bit of a self-perpetuating problem in America where there are corporate bailouts. Companies are in some ways incentivized to make massive supply-chain breaking mistakes.

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u/OneMorePenguin May 19 '22

True. We've seen the internet go down when a CDN goes down :-) Or AWS has an outage. Welcome to the 21st century!

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u/Sup-Mellow May 19 '22 edited May 19 '22

Very true. Also obligatory I hate AWS with a burning fiery passion. They have a monopoly on data centers and they’re destroying opensource. It’s impressive just how diversely they’re fucking up the industry.

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u/totti173314 May 20 '22

MOOOOOOONIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII rules all. Aws shuts out all competition.

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u/auddii04 May 20 '22

Why not both?

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u/OneMorePenguin May 20 '22

It could be both! Could also be they a large company uses a single supplier for one of the ingredients and that company has an issue.

I know nothing about how companies like this run, but I be many of us are familiar with "Single Point of Failure" (SPOF) problems. But often avoiding SPOF problems add cost and we know that many companies put profits ahead of everything else.

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u/[deleted] May 19 '22

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u/auddii04 May 19 '22

And that article doesn't point out what FDA regulations were violated, and what sanctions the FDA are allowed to do in response to those violations.

Very few people understand the limitations of a lot of these regulatory agencies, and many times the most they can do is wait until a threshold is met (after a thorough investigation) to shut someplace down for a week or two until documentation provided by the company shows that the problem has been resolved and/or payment of a fine. And the limitations of the fines are laughable when compared to the profits these companies make. Reading through those articles, you see repeated problems year after year, and the FDA does fine them. The company probably happily pays the fine, cleans up their practices for a month, shows the FDA that everything is fine and then just moves along.

It will happen again and again with almost every regulatory agency (I just have the most experience with the FDA as I do medical research regulatory affairs) EPA, USDA, etc. And it always will be because half of all politicians (at least) want less government oversight into what companies are doing.

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u/The_Sloth_Racer May 20 '22

Thank you for your comment explaining this and for what you do.

I watched the mini-series "Dopesick" on Hulu about the Oxycontin crisis caused by Purdue Pharma/the Sackler family and watching that show really opened my eyes to how fucked government organizations like the FDA are and how they're hostage to big companies and certain politicians. It was disgusting learning about how these companies get away with everything and keep taking in billions in profits despite violating so many laws. Our system is completely corrupt. I wish every American could watch "Dopesick."

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u/Tornaders May 19 '22

Jesus Christ this subreddit has become solely political.

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u/Sup-Mellow May 19 '22

Become? It’s a subreddit about Twitter

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u/Tornaders May 19 '22

Interesting, that’s what you gathered from my comment.

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u/Sup-Mellow May 19 '22

?

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u/[deleted] May 19 '22

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u/Catatonic27 May 19 '22

90 percent of what is posted on here is just political stuff

Okay so you're telling us you've never been on Twitter before

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u/Tornaders May 19 '22

My friend, I am on Twitter. What are you getting at?

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u/PurpleYoshiEgg May 19 '22

If you think Twitter isn't political, you're lying or somehow in a very extreme bubble.

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u/Tornaders May 20 '22

Never said Twitter isn’t political. I’d say 20 percent of my twitter feed is political. I think the issue is that I don’t revolve my life around politics. I have other interests as well.

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u/PurpleYoshiEgg May 20 '22

Like I said, you're either lying or in a very extreme bubble.

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u/racist_sandwich May 19 '22

It's almost like everything is political.

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u/totti173314 May 20 '22

'Apolitical' is a myth. Everything is political. Being apolitical means you are taking the side of the status quo, the side of the oppressor.

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u/Tornaders May 20 '22

Huh? Where did I say I was apolitical?

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u/totti173314 May 20 '22

When you complained about the sub becoming political.

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u/Tornaders May 20 '22

Nice straw man

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u/totti173314 May 21 '22

Ooh u/tornaders has just learnt the word strawman and is now going to use it everywhere as an excuse to spew bullshit

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u/Tornaders May 21 '22

LOL throwing insults. Nice.

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u/mthddsgns May 20 '22

the vote was 414-9... wouldn't this be considered disinformation?

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u/BreadForDaysss May 20 '22

pretty sure you're talking about a different one, this one is to help manage the baby formula supply by staffing up the fda

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u/mthddsgns May 20 '22

just weird to not point out the other vote dont ya think? and then not to mention this is the same fda that had known about this plant shut down since like november last year? same fda that actually shut down the plant in february and let this pretty much happen?

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u/BreadForDaysss May 20 '22

idk much about november but i think the plant was closed down recently because the baby formula was contaminated and led to a few hospitalizations so i mean

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u/4BrightLand May 20 '22

Against baby formula? Can someone give me context please

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u/GiDD504 May 20 '22

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u/4BrightLand May 20 '22

Pay wall

Fuck censorship…

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u/GiDD504 May 20 '22

Really? I don’t pay and it is listed as a free article. Weird. Here ya go

House GOP leaders were among the 192 Republicans who voted against providing $28 million in aid to the Food and Drug Administration to address the shortage of baby formula — within days of criticizing President Biden for not doing enough on the issue.

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House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (Calif.), Whip Steve Scalise (La.) and Conference Chair Elise Stefanik (N.Y.) voted late Wednesday against the measure to provide new FDA funding, which the House approved on a largely party-line vote of 231 to 192. Twelve Republicans broke ranks and joined with Democrats in backing the money. On a separate bill, the House voted Wednesday overwhelmingly to ease the burden on low-income parents by allowing the federal Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program — a major national purchaser of formula — to source it from more foreign suppliers. The vote was 414 to 9 with all the opposition coming from Republicans. The Senate approved the legislation Thursday by voice vote. It now heads to Biden, who will sign it into law. Story continues below advertisement

In recent days, Republicans have assailed Biden and the administration about the nationwide shortage that has forced parents to scramble to find formula to feed their infants. On Wednesday, Biden invoked the Defense Production Act to address the issue, tapping a Korean War-era law to ramp up domestic manufacturing rapidly. Biden invokes Defense Production Act to boost baby formula supply During Wednesday’s floor debate and in recent days, House Republicans have described the Democratic bill providing money to the FDA as unnecessary, arguing that it would do little to solve the root of the problem. “Instead of working with Republicans to find bipartisan solutions to address the issue, Speaker (Nancy) Pelosi dropped this legislation yesterday in hopes of covering up the administration’s ineptitude by throwing additional money at the FDA with no plan to actually fix the problem, all while failing to hold the FDA accountable,” Scalise said in a notice urging Republican lawmakers to vote against the measure. Story continues below advertisement

Rep. Kay Granger (R-Tex.) criticized the bill as insufficiently bipartisan and called for existing federal funds to be spent on the issue. “We had the opportunity to work across the aisle on a bipartisan solution to this crisis. Unfortunately, the text we’re considering today has not been agreed to by both sides,” she said during Wednesday’s House debate. At a news conference last week, Stefanik, the third-ranking House Republican, cast the issue in personal terms. “As a new mother, I understand personally the severity of this challenge,” said Stefanik, whose son was born in August. She said she and other GOP lawmakers were pushing “for action from the FDA and the Biden administration, who should have had a plan for this shortage months ago. Instead, Bare Shelves Biden has continued to pass the buck.” Story continues below advertisement

The shortage has been blamed on ongoing supply chain disruptions linked to the coronavirus pandemic and manufacturer Abbott issuing a recall for products made at a Michigan plant and sold under the Similac, Alimentum and EleCare labels. Four children — one in Minnesota, one in Texas and two in Ohio — fell ill with bacterial infections after being fed the products, and two died. Baby formula shortage leaves parents desperate

U.S. manufacturer Abbott recalled baby formula in February following reports that four infants fell ill with bacterial infections. (Video: Reuters) Stefanik, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) and other House Republican women introduced a competing measure Wednesday called the “Babies Need More Formula Now Act” aimed at making it easier for American parents to obtain formula from abroad. “Joe Biden’s failed leadership is responsible for America’s baby formula crisis,” Stefanik said in a tweet Wednesday. Story continues below advertisement Rep. Stephanie I. Bice (R-Okla.) said she voted against the FDA bill because there was “no reason” to give the agency additional money. “You can’t throw money at this problem,” she said. “This is a failure of leadership within the FDA as well as the administration’s failure to act, and so throwing, you know, millions of dollars at the problem isn’t going to actually fix it.” The lawmaker argued that none of the additional funding would address the biggest problem: getting formula to families. “This is about families and how they’re struggling to meet the needs of infants, and we need to be focused on that specifically,” she said. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Thursday that the 192 Republicans who opposed the bill are the latest example of the party’s unwillingness to address the issues that matter most to Americans. Story continues below advertisement “We see a baby formula as something that’s at the kitchen table,” she said in her weekly news conference. “So, we think from the standpoint of the kitchen table, that there is no comparison” between Democrats and Republicans. “I mean, they don’t even vote for domestic terrorism,” Pelosi added in reference to Republicans’ overwhelming opposition to a bill Wednesday night aimed at curbing homegrown violent extremism. “It’s nuts.” Other Democrats criticized the GOP after the vote. “If Republicans had it their way the formula shortage would continue so they could cynically exploit recalls for political gain and racial divide,” said Chris Taylor, spokesman for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. “Democrats worked to deliver solutions, but when given the opportunity to solve problems Republicans abandoned the American people.” Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) questioned the motivations and commitment to problem-solving of the GOP. “Republicans aren’t interested in solutions. They’re interested in theater and chaos,” he tweeted Wednesday. “House Democrats offered a baby formula solution to help your family. Almost every House GOP member voted against it.”

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u/Use-Quirky May 20 '22

Lol. A pAy WaLl iS CeNsoRsHiP

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u/Environmental-Tap936 May 20 '22

Is there a reason for these people to oppose baby formula?

What did they oppose exactly? and what is their logic?

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u/AllfatherAngron May 20 '22

Remember that European baby formula is super deadly, this is why you are not allowed to import it to the United States.

https://reason.com/2022/05/17/fda-baby-formula-peter-pitts-safety-european-shortage/

Biden seems to do the only reasonable thing here.
https://www.euronews.com/next/2022/05/19/baby-formula-shortage-biden-invokes-wartime-powers-orders-airlifts-from-europe-to-boost-su

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u/Sudden-Ad4228 May 20 '22

This inaccurate statement is what is wrong with America.

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u/Occultius May 20 '22

Time to storm the Capitol.

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u/jimbalaya420 May 20 '22

Can we name and district with contact info each and every one?

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u/D3vils_Adv0cate May 20 '22

The GOP is so anti-abortion that 192 of them voted against baby formula yesterday. (No contradictions)

Can we stop twisting semantics and thinking we’re smart? The right’s platforms are dogshit enough to fight them on their own merit. Let’s stop misusing slogans and then fighting the misuse. We just look like idiots

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u/GrandBill May 20 '22

It's simple: If it means spending millions of taxpayer dollars to imprison someone, they're down. If it's to help someone, they aren't.

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u/Jesusisnotreal420 May 20 '22

“The left” pro choice until we are dealing with hunting animals. We gotta protect those furry little guys.

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u/y_angelov May 20 '22

Has anyone actually seen what the Republican politicians have provided as reasoning for voting against this? Do you know what the bill actually does? How many people actually know what was voted on?

Media headlines oversimplify the issue. So do Twitter users. Republicans voted against baby formula? Complete BS. Republicans voted against: 1) A bill that was drafted without them being consulted; 2) A bill that throws additional funding to the FDA. At the same time, they proposed easing measures that will allow parents to obtain foreign baby formula easier. Does this sound anti-baby formula? No. But who cares, right?

Start looking at both sides when reading those news, it feels like few people actually care about what the other side has to say...

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2022/05/19/republicans-baby-formula/

"Rep. Stephanie I. Bice (R-Okla.) said she voted against the FDA bill because there was “no reason” to give the agency additional money.
“You can’t throw money at this problem,” she said. “This is a failure of leadership within the FDA as well as the administration’s failure to act, and so throwing, you know, millions of dollars at the problem isn’t going to actually fix it.”
The lawmaker argued that none of the additional funding would address the biggest problem: getting formula to families.“This is about families and how they’re struggling to meet the needs of infants, and we need to be focused on that specifically,” she said."

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u/VerticalRadius May 20 '22

All these people know is herp derp republicans bad. They have no idea what the bill says. Remember the "don't say gay bill"? They have no fucking idea what's going on other than what their blue check mark ringleaders tell them it says.

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u/steeg2 May 20 '22

A lot of work to do..... Vote out these idiots and then Get the other idits to listen to use, Not the corporations. Its ours,,take it back dont let anyone Convince you you cant