Questions policies of the Tea Party

COURTESY TO THE BELLINGHAM HERALDOctober 20, 2013 

If I'm not mistaken, the Tea Party in particular and the Republican party in general oppose all of the following: sex education, family planning services, abortion, raising the minimum wage to a living wage, the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Supplemental Nutrition Program, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance (SNAP) Program known as food stamps, Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), welfare in general.

Have the Tea Party in particular and the Republican party in general yet paused to consider what would be the consequences were they successful in their opposition to all the above programs and policies? Just how do the Tea Party and the Republican party expect the resulting hundreds of thousands (millions?) of hungry children to be fed? How can those children even have a snowball's chance to thrive and become useful members of our society? Or do the Tea Party and the Republican party even care? And how about low-income adults and seniors? Are they too all to be left to the wolves?

If I am mistaken in any of the above assertions, please explain in detail.

Tom Goetzl

Bellingham

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