Radio host Rush Limbaugh quipped that Democrats would try to scare people about a government shutdown by claiming it would harm food programs for children — something a lengthy government shutdown would, in fact, do.

On the September 30 edition of his radio show, Limbaugh claimed that Democrats were exaggerating the effects of a shutdown, citing a Washington Post article reporting that a government shutdown would result in disconnection of a video feed for the baby panda exhibit at the National Zoo. Limbaugh added that “next we’ll hear that the school lunch program is being cut — shut down because of this.”

In reality, pregnant women and new moms who are poor and facing “nutrition risk” won’t be able to buy healthy food, as a looming shutdown would put bracers on the $6 billion Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women Infants and Children (WIC).


Limbaugh Mocks Needy Children Hurt in Government Shutdown

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