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Meals on Wheels Program Will Not
Be Eliminated by Federal Budget

Washington Free Beacon, by Andrew Kugle

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 3/20/2017 2:33:45 PM

Various media outlets have published articles claiming that the Trump administration´s federal budget will eliminate funding for the Meals on Wheels program, whose volunteer drivers deliver hot meals to senior Americans across the country. But the federal budget is cutting funds to a federal grant program that provides just three percent of the Meals on Wheels revenue budget, and the program will still receive significant federal funding. Articles like the Hill´s "Trump proposed budget eliminates funds for Meals on Wheels," or the Huffington Post´s, "#LetThemDie: ‘Heartless’ Donald Trump Blasted For Slashing Meals On Wheels Funds," have been shared thousands of

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I knew this last week, (link below) but that didn´t change even FNC from making outrageous, erroneous comments about this. Chris Wallace and Eric Shawn but were guilty of that. Shawn has been very good on reporting on voter fraud. He should know better than that. Those of us here are very well informed, but the huge number of people who are not is terrifying. The lies and fraud in the media is terribly disturbing. I don´t know how we survive as a nation when practically all you get is propaganda.

https://www.conservativereview.com/commentary/2017/03/dishonest-media-hacks-are-lying-about-meals-on-wheels-funding-heres-how-it-really-works

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Davids918, 3/20/2017 3:27:26 PM     (No. 11195880)

You also realize that this will be the first actual budget by appropriations in nearly 10 years.

And, any consideration of a reduction in spending increase from what Democrats "want" will be considered a cut.

So, if they want 8% increase and only get 6% increase it´s a catastrophe, in the minds of democrats.

Republicans need to call them on this "fake cuts" and make them provide proof.



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Reply 2 - Posted by: Lucky5, 3/20/2017 3:29:39 PM     (No. 11195884)

For some reason the sheer amount of lies and propaganda today is depressing me. That rat Comey comes out and says there is zero evidence that the Russians had anything to do with the election but all the headlines choose to feature, is no wiretapping. Then so much hate on all the left wing websites comment sections. It is like a huge lies and hate fest and it is getting to me.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: kono, 3/20/2017 4:51:59 PM     (No. 11195947)

Huffpo seems WILLFULLY full of S, shamelessly ´Progressive´, and strategically anti-Catholic. I´ve quit two home pages the last few years for being excessively-hospitable to Huffpo´s offensive tripe. #LetThemLie

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Reply 4 - Posted by: JediJerry, 3/20/2017 6:42:16 PM     (No. 11196059)

I used to rent a room from an elderly person who received the meals on wheels every day. His refrigerator was filled with them. I asked why they didn´t get eaten, and he said because they are disgusting, tasteless and nasty. Most of the time he fed the small portion of meat to his dog, kept the tiny carton of milk for his coffee, and the rest ended up in the trash after turning into a mold experiment. A total waste of money due to inedible food.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: rickwheat, 3/20/2017 7:10:34 PM     (No. 11196090)

In central Indiana, Meals on Wheels requires a doctor´s prescription to even start the process.

Then there´s a $5 application fee, and an initial $60 payment to cover the first 2 weeks of deliveries. With $30 per week after that.

What´s the need for government subsidy after private charitable donations and user fees are taken into account??

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Reply 6 - Posted by: rosefenn, 3/20/2017 8:40:28 PM     (No. 11196175)

I think that for $30 a week, I could feed myself pretty well. What is the purpose of Meals on Wheels anyway? Is it for the indigent? Or for those who cannot get to the grocery store? Or those unab le to cook for themselves?

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