The shortage of baby formula is clearly a real problem. According to Salon, Republicans shouldn’t make any comment on it, though, because they wouldn’t support the extension of the child tax credit. The apparent logic is that if you don’t support that policy then you don’t care about children at all. So there.
Baby formula is a real problem. It started with a recall of some formula, which reduced supply to the market. As both Reason and Cato reported, this is normally something that can be solved by trade. We’re short of something domestically — domestic production can’t catch up or supply — so we import whatever it is, possibly just for some short period of time. U.S. trade law makes that near impossible in any quantity and there we are – baby formula shortage.
Salon though decides that Republicans (let alone libertarians like Reason and Cato) shouldn’t be commenting
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