Conservative political commentator Rush Limbaugh ripped into a local Congresswoman's proposed diaper legislation on the air last week.
Earlier this month, DeLauro (D-3rd District) proposed an economic recovery bill that proposes that the federal government distribute free diapers through daycare centers. It's called the Diaper Investment and Aid to Promote Economic Recovery Act -- or DIAPER Act. She cited the cost of diapers, $100 per month, as too much for some families.
“No family should have to choose between buying diapers for their child or buying groceries—but that is exactly what is happening today," wrote in a recent news release.
Limbaugh brought the bill up on his show last week, and said, "I'm not pooping you," and "Here's the story. I kid you not."
"(M)y generation did not go to daycare, and we wore cloth diapers that were washed and reused. But I mean this is taking indoctrination to steps I never dreamed of. Indoctrinate babies early and often in daycare, and you get 'em in daycare by promising free diapers."
Limbaugh goes on to suggest that if diapers are given out for free, why not say the same for other things, like food.
"I am not making up the diaper bill, folks. I'm not making up anything I said about it. Free diapers for every mother who has a kid in daycare. If you're a stay-at-home mother or unemployed you and don't use daycare, you don't get free diapers. I mean this gives a new meaning to the term pampering the poor. Just absurd."
DeLauro's legislation cites reports that more and more families are struggling to afford diapers, without which children cannot attend day care.