Wayne Winsley, committed candidate to represent all of the citizens of CT’s 3rd Congressional District, today released the following statement regarding Incumbent Rosa DeLauro.
In an editorial accusing Republicans of trying to balance the budget on the backs
of the poor, incumbent DeLauro states, “Poor nutrition negatively affects students’ academic achievement.” http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0812/79388.html#comments
While I agree with the incumbent on this point, I have to ask why then
Congresswoman, did you vote, last year to allow an eighth of a cup of tomato paste to continue to be classified as the equivalent of half a cup of fruits or
vegetables? You were even part of the committee that put this legislation
forward, why didn’t you stop it then? Here is what incumbent DeLauro had to say
for herself, and her vote.
“The Agriculture Appropriations bill passed last week represented a marked improvement over House bill passed by the Majority party in June. Significant steps forward were made in adequately funding America’s fundamental nutrition programs, such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program. However, other portions of this bill leave much to be desired — in particular, there were some ridiculous interventions in child nutrition. At a time when we are suffering from a nationwide obesity epidemic, considering pizza a vegetable and considering it paired with a side of French fries a healthy meal for children is absurd. So while I do have some concerns over this legislation, I felt that were many considerable improvements over the last iteration of this bill, particularly on the funding levels, and I voted in favor of this legislation.” http://www.newhavenindependent.org/index.php/archives/entry/delauro_defends_vote_on_pizza_order/
Translation: I — Incumbent Rosa DeLauro — will vote for things that I know to be absurd and I am willing to kick poor children under the school bus and ensure that they continue to eat junk in the education environment as long as I can buy their
parent’s votes with food stamps and WIC.
Perhaps policies like these are what led Catholic League president Bill Donohue to say, “Rep. DeLauro is the enemy of the poor, thus she has no moral leg to stand on.” http://www.catholicleague.org/pro-abort-catholics-lecture-cardinal-dolan/
It would be hard to balance anything on the backs of the poor with incumbent
DeLauro already standing there.
Unlike my opponent, I have actually had to use food stamps in my life so I know
personally the importance of the safety net. I just don’t think people should
have to LIVE in the safety net.
My solution is twofold.
Firstly, we must remove some of the barriers to business growth and provide some certainty and stability for small and medium sized business so that they can grow and hire more of our fellow citizens. In this way, the number of people needing food stamps will decrease each year instead of increase.
I would also fight tirelessly to eliminate welfare fraud.
Consider this: If the fraud rate is only 2%-3%, how much money could it really be costing us? Well … these low rates would mean that roughly 785,000 to 1.2 Million families are illegally receiving welfare benefits. At the average rate of $11,500 per year, this is costing the tax payers between $9.0 - $13.5 billion dollars every year.
Incumbent DeLauro is fighting to make the safety net bigger.
Wayne Winsley is fighting to make the number of people in need of the safety net
The choice is yours, but I must point out … We ALL Win with Winsley
As your next representative, I — Wayne Winsley — will never vote in favor of
legislation that I have not read and that I do not believe to be in the best interests of ALL of my constituents. I will work hard to serve the citizens of the Third Congressional with forthrightness, honor, and integrity.