Formula ain’t cheap.
That’s on the retail end. It doesn’t cost very much to make, and it’s so regulated that the cheapest brand is nearly chemically identical to the most expensive.
Know what? It’s bullshit that people are gathered at midnight on Check Day to buy it. If there’s one thing that the government should be able to provide, it’s baby formula. Free formula to everyone who needs it. Take two drops out of the bucket of defense spending and give a generous supply of formula to every month to every child that needs it.
Who the hell could be against the government feeding babies? Oh right, Nestle. And they have money to buy congressmen and poor babies don’t.