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Thursday, March 16, 2017

Speaking to reporters at the daily White House briefing, budget director Mick Mulvaney argued that cuts on everything from Meals on Wheels and after-school care to foreign aid are aimed to improving government.

"Meals on Wheels sounds great," he said, arguing that it's the sort of program that is "not showing any results."

(In fact, a 2013 review of research showed that most studies found home-delivered meal programs significantly improved diet quality, improved nutrition and reduced food insecurity among participating seniors.)

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If you saw the ---- they're feeding them, they'd be be better off not eating at all.

#1 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2017-03-16 09:08 PM | Reply

#1 link?

From the looks of little d, the old person he should be starving is himself.

#2 | Posted by bored at 2017-03-16 09:16 PM | Reply

My grandparents got their ------- hotdogs from meals on wheels. Get your own link.

#3 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2017-03-16 09:21 PM | Reply

I known people in Seattle that got meals on wheels it wasnt bad it was a well balance meal, it wasn't lobster and steak but it was a hell of a lot better then a hotdogs.

I am sorry about your grandparents but that is not everyone experience from meals on wheels

#4 | Posted by PunchyPossum at 2017-03-16 10:53 PM | Reply

I know someone who got meals on wheels before he died. He was in his late 80's and his wife died. He had trouble walking, and often didn't take the time to stand up and make something to eat. Having one hot meal a day, delivered by a friendly person, helped him to stay in his own home almost until the end of his life.

#5 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-03-16 10:58 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

My neighbor years back was on meals for wheels, the older gentleman delivering her food became her boyfriend. He was a veteran that wore hearing aides. They're both gone now, but they enjoyed each others company at the end, and never would have met without that program.

Trump is an -------.

#6 | Posted by Alexandrite at 2017-03-16 11:04 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 5

hmmmm who do we believe, the people that do the meals or lftinturds?

feedmore.org

#7 | Posted by truthhurts at 2017-03-16 11:17 PM | Reply

MoW is a great program and has helped millions. They make a significant impact in every community where they're active.

I always thought they were a donors and volunteers-on-the-ground type charity though. How much was the gov't giving them?

#8 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2017-03-16 11:18 PM | Reply

- who do we believe, the people that do the meals or lftinturds?

When talking about the lowest quality food, finally making it to those most in need, the possibility of a bad experience goes way up.

I'd give him the benefit of the doubt.

#9 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2017-03-16 11:21 PM | Reply

www.google.com

#10 | Posted by Alexandrite at 2017-03-16 11:23 PM | Reply

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We can't have meals on wheels.

Melania and DumpJr need the money so they can live in Dump Tower.

Face it. If you're unable to donate millions to Donnie. You're better off dead.

#11 | Posted by ClownShack at 2017-03-17 12:42 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

My grandparents got their ------- hotdogs from meals on wheels. Get your own link.

#3 | POSTED BY LFTHNDTHRDS AT 2017-03-16 09:21 PM | FLAG:

Maybe you should have been bringing them better food.

For some, that hotdog is the difference between eating or not eating.

#12 | Posted by 726 at 2017-03-17 08:24 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

In addition to providing food, Meals on Wheels offers much-needed human contact for home-bound senior citizens. One of the ancillary benefits of the in-person delivery is that it has decreased the rate of falls in the home, saving the nation about $34 billion a year in that respect alone, Meals on Wheels says.

Thank you Trump you ------- piece of ----.

#13 | Posted by 726 at 2017-03-17 08:27 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Rep. Chris Collins on Meals on Wheels cuts: "That's not my plan"

Collins, who provided Trump's first congressional endorsement during the primaries, distanced himself from the President in this conversation. Instead, the lawmaker spoke about his personal experience with Meals on Wheels, saying that his mother-in-law received five meals a week from the program.

Not only did it provide her with food, but it also kept her safe as she lived alone, he said.

"I'm not going to try and justify it because that's not my plan," Collins said.

#14 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-03-17 10:07 AM | Reply

Here's the link:

www.cnn.com

#15 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-03-17 10:08 AM | Reply

CNN, really? I would be ashamed to even think CNN would be a reference. In fact if a student used CNN as a reference I would push for failure.

At this point in time CNN has no reasonable individual using them as some type of factual basis.

#16 | Posted by Crassus at 2017-03-17 10:12 AM | Reply

#16

Do reasonable people use Donald for any sort of factual basis?

#17 | Posted by Zed at 2017-03-17 10:40 AM | Reply

"If you saw the ---- (Meals on Wheels) was feeding them".

I have. The program does a good job.

If you really are in favor is starving people because Donald says that's worthwhile, then you're sick.

Sick.

Called my Congressman yesterday on this medieval nonsense. I wasn't the only one.

#18 | Posted by Zed at 2017-03-17 10:48 AM | Reply

Good to see progressives recycling old material. Very eco-friendly.

#19 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2017-03-17 11:01 AM | Reply

Collins, who provided Trump's first congressional endorsement during the primaries, distanced himself from the President in this conversation. Instead, the lawmaker spoke about his personal experience with Meals on Wheels, saying that his mother-in-law received five meals a week from the program.

He's a millionaire and his MIL receive handouts? Speaks volumes.

#20 | Posted by 726 at 2017-03-17 11:04 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

#16 Is what you do when you have to defend the indefensible.

#21 | Posted by 726 at 2017-03-17 11:05 AM | Reply

$3,000,000 = M.O.W. funding for one year or one trip to Mango Lame-o for Little d.

He is a disgusting waste of oxygen.

#22 | Posted by 726 at 2017-03-17 11:07 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"CNN, really? I would be ashamed to even think CNN would be a reference."

But Fox or Breitbart you'd be fine with. These folks are so dumb that they expect everyone else to be on their level and don't understand that they are being laughed at from most directions, even conservatives are laughing at Crassus all the time. It's sort of embarrassing.

#23 | Posted by danni at 2017-03-17 11:26 AM | Reply

Rep. Chris Collins on Meals on Wheels cuts: "That's not my plan"

Collins, who provided Trump's first congressional endorsement during the primaries, distanced himself from the President in this conversation. Instead, the lawmaker spoke about his personal experience with Meals on Wheels, saying that his mother-in-law received five meals a week from the program.

Not only did it provide her with food, but it also kept her safe as she lived alone, he said.

"I'm not going to try and justify it because that's not my plan," Collins said.

#14 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday

Another Repuke who only supports a social program when it impacts him personally.

#24 | Posted by truthhurts at 2017-03-17 12:11 PM | Reply

CNN, really? I would be ashamed to even think CNN would be a reference. In fact if a student used CNN as a reference I would push for failure.
At this point in time CNN has no reasonable individual using them as some type of factual basis.
#16 | Posted by Crassus at 2017-03-17 10:12 AM | Reply

Take your partisan complaint up it up with Collins, Crassus. He did a sit down interview with CNN:

"During a sit down with CNN's Van Jones on "The Messy Truth," Collins watched as Jones spoke to a woman who relies on Meals on Wheels to get by."

You can watch the video of Collins responding at the link I provided above.

#25 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-03-17 12:12 PM | Reply

#16 A reasonable person would follow the link before firing off a partisan comment. So much for your self-proclaimed objectivity.

#26 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-03-17 12:16 PM | Reply

#16 Crassy objective? Oh my that is funny.

#27 | Posted by 726 at 2017-03-17 12:31 PM | Reply

keep repeating the lies....keep up the hyperbolic gibberish....it's always entertaining to read this fear factor-scare tactic-frighten old people along with the poor and the stupid 'rant-a-rama"

"Meals on Wheels does get some money from the CDGB. But the vast majority of its funding comes from elsewhere, and as even the leftists over at Snopes state, "the effect of CDBG cuts on local Meals on Wheels groups is uncertain." Only 3 percent of the Meals on Wheels budget nationally comes from the federal government at all, and only a portion of that comes from the CDBG. Walter Olson of the Cato Institute explains that 35 percent of federal funding for Meals on Wheels comes from the Older Americans Act, not the CDBG; no cuts have been contemplated to that program yet.

"Snopes state, "the effect of CDBG cuts on local Meals on Wheels groups is uncertain."

"Only 3 percent of the Meals on Wheels budget nationally comes from the federal government at all, and only a portion of that comes from the CDBG."

#28 | Posted by afkabl2 at 2017-03-17 04:14 PM | Reply

This same argument is used by leftist everyday and twice on tuesday on PLANNED PARENTHOOD..

..so it works here as well....whether you like it or not !

#29 | Posted by afkabl2 at 2017-03-17 04:16 PM | Reply


"The money often is not going to Meals on Wheels or even to the neediest communities. As a Reason Foundation analysis also from 2013 shows, wealthier communities get the larger chunks of the money, particularly counties that -- what a coincidence! -- are in proximity to Washington, D.C ... .Check out this audit from Riverside County, California, for their CDBG expenditures for 2016, and there's neither a meal nor a wheel to be found. Of the $761,744 the county received, nearly all of it went to improve a playground and the sidewalks of a single local elementary school. And note that the reason they were audited by Housing and Urban Development was because they hadn't provided proper documentation of their expenses."

REPEAT FOR YOU......"particularly counties that -- what a coincidence! -- are in proximity to Washington, D.C ... .Check out this audit from Riverside County, California, for their CDBG expenditures for 2016, and there's neither a meal nor a wheel to be found."

#30 | Posted by afkabl2 at 2017-03-17 04:18 PM | Reply

the audit mentioned.....

www.hudoig.gov

#31 | Posted by afkabl2 at 2017-03-17 04:18 PM | Reply

who ever is readying some deflection about post 30 talking about proximity to DC and the audit is from CA...

..save your time...

"Check out this audit..." should be new para.

#32 | Posted by afkabl2 at 2017-03-17 04:25 PM | Reply

If you saw the ---- they're feeding them, they'd be be better off not eating at all.

I did see the meals my grandmother was provided by Meals on Wheels in the decade she suffered from dementia before she died.

They were healthy meals she liked to eat.

Meals on Wheels was a godsend.

#33 | Posted by rcade at 2017-03-17 09:01 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Meals on Wheels was a godsend.

#33 | POSTED BY RCADE AT 2017-03-17 09:01 PM | FLAG:

Most people agree with you I think. The optics on this are terrible for the trump administration.

#34 | Posted by Alexandrite at 2017-03-17 09:04 PM | Reply

" Most people agree with you I think. The optics on this are terrible for the trump administration." - #34 | Posted by Alexandrite at 2017-03-17 09:04 PM

Yeah. But Secretary Clinton had emails... or something.

So of course she was worse. /snark

#35 | Posted by Hans at 2017-03-17 09:40 PM | Reply

Turns out a lot of veterans get Meals on Wheels; the person I talked about in #5 was a WWII veteran:

Sweeping cuts being proposed by the Trump administration could impact Meals on Wheels, a program that helps feed the poor and elderly, including many veterans.

"Meals on Wheels serves 500,000 veterans each year. Any cuts to Meals on Wheels funding could cause programs to start waiting lists and cut back on the number of meals served," said Jenny Bertolette, a spokesperson for Meals on Wheels. "This would no doubt effect veteran recipients in states that use those block grants to support Meals on Wheels."

www.militarytimes.com

#36 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-03-17 11:45 PM | Reply

hyperbolic gibberish......so much of funding comes from those EVIL corporations that leftists HATE..

The story that Trump's budget would kill the Meals on Wheels program was too good to check. But it was false. It made for great copy -- irresistibly clickable and compulsively shareable. "Trump's Budget Would Kill a Program That Feeds 2.4 Million Senior Citizens," blared Time's headline. "Trump Proposed Budget Eliminates Funds for Meals on Wheels," claimed The Hill, in a piece that got 26,000 shares.

Read more at: www.nationalreview.com

#37 | Posted by afkabl2 at 2017-03-18 12:38 PM | Reply

#37

What people are reacting to is Donald's expressed philosophy that feeding old people accomplishes nothing.

He has the same thought about hungry school kids, too.

#38 | Posted by Zed at 2017-03-18 01:19 PM | Reply

Some of little d's staff feel that feeding Jews in camps was a waste as well. Work makes you Free.

#39 | Posted by bored at 2017-03-18 02:05 PM | Reply

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