Full Frontal Television

Sam Bee has a crazy notion diapers are a necessity, not a luxury item for low-income families

"Look, you whiny babies, if you didn't want to wallow in your own filth like a Dickensian orphan, you shouldn't have chosen poor parents!"

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On Monday’s Full Frontal, Samantha Bee s—t on the politicians who oppose bills that would help low-income parents pay for diapers. Quoting rapper Eminem’s “Lose Yourself” lyric, “these g—damn food stamps don’t buy diapers,” Bee points out that diapers are classed as “luxury items,” along with alcohol and cigarettes under the restrictions of the food stamp program, SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program).

But anyone who knows anything about babies knows diapers are anything but a luxury. And despite the suggestion that cloth diapers will do, even for kids sent to daycare, Bee suggests daycare workers have “some crazy idea that they should minimize the amount of human excrement they get all over their hands.”

President Obama is working with Silicon Valley to create an app to help low-income families afford diapers, because Republicans in Congress refuse to touch the issue. Republicans elsewhere, like California’s Rep. Shannon Grove, says “It is not government’s responsibility to give diapers out.”

Bee mocks this sentiment, saying, “Look, you whiny babies, if you didn’t want to wallow in your own filth like a Dickensian orphan, you shouldn’t have chosen poor parents! It’s called personal responsibility.”

Other Republicans say women shouldn’t have babies at all if they can’t afford them. “Oh my god, conservatives! Make up your minds about poor babies!” Bee shouts. “We thought you wanted them to be born. Why else would you oppose free contraception, wage jihad against Planned Parenthood, fight the FDA on Plan B, and make abortion as unobtainable for poor women as a ticket to Hamilton?”

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