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Friday, April 27, 2007

Another Reason to Breastfeed

Somers Point, New Jersey, City Councilman Patrick Bingham defends raising the price of a birth certificate from $10 to $20 by making a weird comparison.

“A baby's milk can cost more than that ($10) a day,” Bingham says, adding that “everybody wins” if the city raises the price enough to bring in a part-time worker to process vital documents. “We can supply them five days a week — right now, it's only certain hours and certain days — and sometimes people are coming from out of state for them.” [Link]
"Everybody wins" except the poor baby who must go hungry for a day so mommy and daddy can afford a copy of its birth certificate.
[Photo by Giuseppe Crimeni]

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