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Obama Skirts Congress to End 'Diaper Disparity'

President Barack Obama has engineered the largest expansion of social welfare programs in fifty years, and he’s not finished yet. In addition to the explosion of programs providing free food, free healthcare, free phones, and free Internet service, the Obama administration has now decided to provide free diapers to low income families.

Congress has rejected two attempts to pass an unpopular measure to grant poor families government-subsidized diapers, but the Obama administration has decided to go around the legislative branch.

Determined to give out even more freebies to government-dependent Americans, President Obama has allocated $10 million in taxpayer money to abolish what White House Domestic Policy Director Cecilia Muñoz calls a “diaper disparity.”

According to Judicial Watch, Muñoz was a “renowned open borders lobbyist” and vice president of National Council of La Raza before Obama snagged her to be White House director of intergovernmental affairs.

A few years later the president promoted her to the more powerful and prestigious post of top advisor on domestic issues. Muñoz wields tremendous power, coordinating the policy-making process and supervising the execution of domestic policy in the White House. If she wants Uncle Sam to give poor families free diapers, it’s safe to bet that it will happen even if Congress has twice nixed the scandalous idea.

To get the ball rolling, the administration announced this month that it plans to spend $10 million to “test effective ways to get diapers to families in need and document the health improvements that result.”

Because it’s unlikely that Congress will pass a law to accomplish this, Muñoz admits the administration is getting creative and using every tool it has to help solve this dire problem. The low-income families that will benefit from the administration’s diaper initiative already get essentials like food and health insurance from the government through a variety of federal programs such as Medicaid, the nutrition program known as Women Infants and Children (WIC) and food stamps. Diapers are just as imperative to babies’ health, according to Muñoz, who says that “no family should have to choose between keeping their babies healthy and keeping the lights or heat on.”

Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.), one of the Democrat diaper crusaders behind the initiatives that got rejected by Congress, says that “no parents should have to choose between buying diapers for their child or buying groceries.”

In that case, they may as well put free baby wipes and baby powder on the table, too. And free strollers, cradles, and car seats. Because no one should have to choose between any of those items and groceries.