American parents have been struggling for weeks with a nationwide baby formula shortage (Ed Note: I really hate the phrasing baby formula, it sounds like a euphemism for making babies). The shortage was caused by an enormous recall of tainted baby formula by Abbott Nutrition (one of the two major US formula manufacturers, and really we should be talking about monopolies and the failure of capitalism that brought us to this point), and the ensuing closure of the plant responsible for the contamination. Not to be a downer here, but some babies died from the tainted stuff. Closing the plant absolutely was the right call.
The formula has been exacerbated by the Trump-Virus supply-chain kinks; getting the ingredients it seems is not easy.
The Republican Party —you know, the one that has been working the angle of bringing murder charges to women who have abortions— their plan is to starve immigrant babies at the border:
At the end of the day, you still have a starving baby, Elise.
And proving that there is nothing that Texas (America’s Lab For Bad Policy) cannot make worse, Greg Abbott comes in, guns a-blazing:
Pravda’s only US competition, Petunia and Pals as always has some agitprop (and really reading the reply tweet, I heard the late Charles Grodin’s voice at its most unctuous):
And in a nutshell that’s the Republican Party.
Meanwhile, President Handsome Joe Biden is solving the problem:
The White House unveiled a plan to ease the shortage, which may include invoking the Defense Production Act to require manufacturers to increase domestic output.