White House officials have come under fire after they unveiled the administration’s new proposed budget, which includes snatching away all federal funding for the Meals on Wheels programs. This nutrition initiative provides food to the elderly, poor, veterans, disabled and others who often can’t leave their homes, The Huffington Post noted.

Under these new changes the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s would slash the entire $3 billion Community Development Block Grant program that helps fund programs for low-income Americans including Meals on Wheels. Now granted the program won’t be erased due to these cuts—only 3.3 percent of its funding comes from government sources, Forbes points out. But these cuts could definitely translate into fewer people having access to meals they depend on.

Naturally, folks were outraged and took to Twitter to sound off on how dangerous these cuts will be for our country’s most vulnerable.

To add insult to injury, when White House budget director Mick Mulvaney was pressed about the cuts during a recent press briefing, he said that the program doesn’t really work and that it’s not fair for tax payers to pay for a failing initiative, Politico reported.

“Meals on Wheels sounds great,” Mulvaney said, stressing that “we’re not going to spend [money] on programs that cannot show that they actually deliver the promises that we’ve made to people.”

He then stated that it makes better sense to spend the money elsewhere.

“You’re only focusing on half of the equation, right? You’re focusing on recipients of the money. We’re trying to focus on both the recipients of the money and the folks who give us the money in the first place,” Mulvaney told reporters.

“And I think it’s fairly compassionate to go to them and say, ‘Look, we’re not going to ask you for your hard-earned money anymore … unless we can guarantee to you that that money is actually going to be used in a proper function. And I think that is about as compassionate as you can get.”

Huh?

But here’s the gag: Meals on Wheels actually does work.

According to Slate, the Washington Post‘s Christopher Ingraham tweeted a NIH peer review that found that these programs significantly improve diet quality, increase nutrient intakes, and reduce food insecurity and nutritional risk among participants. In addition, they increase socialization opportunities, improve dietary adherence and increase the quality life.

Guess that cash is going to building the wall that we all have to pay for instead.

 

21 thoughts on “Twitter Snaps Off On Trump For Cutting Money For Meals On Wheels

  1. Cynthia Feaster on said:

    Make America Starve Again- That should be trump’s slogan. His budget cuts to Meals on Wheels is unconscionable but given who his billionaire racist-fascist sponsors are, the Mercer Family of Hate and Perversion, none of us should be surprise with ANY of the cuts to social programs that trump is making.

  2. Arthur Childress on said:

    Huntsville County Alabama is probably typical! Trump took 87 percent of the vote among elderly white voters in that County. There are 305 “Meals on Wheels” recipients in that County. Hell…Trump says “Let them eat manhole covers”

    • specialt757 on said:

      But I bet he still has 100% dollars accounted for the secret service for trump towers, mar a lago, and anywhere else he decides to spend his weekends for the two months he’s been in office. Speak on that fool! Get your nose out of his butt, he’s not hiring you.

  3. specialt757 on said:

    How about he cut the expenses to guard/secure Trump Towers, something no one else benefits from and leave the $3B for services like meals on wheels and others? “Don Cheat’em” doesn’t care about poor people! He filed bankruptcy six times, stole those people services and products and didn’t pay for them, and he still got elected POTUS, smh, only in AmeriKKKa.

  4. specialt757 on said:

    I don’t feel sorry for the people who voted for him that need these programs his budget proposes to cut, I feel sorry for the ones that didn’t vote for him, whose livelihood will be most affected. Republicans don’t care about the majority of Americans only the 2 percenters. It’s clear, the writing has been on the wall for years, it’s been proven time and time again. The elderly and poor people in these Republican districts and states better pay attention, you get what you voted for.

    • Arthur Childress on said:

      Yep! In 4 years (or less) Trump will still be eating caviar and roast duck and, Tommie Lee & Addie Mae will still be eating Spam & Eggs minus the spam. They are getting what they voted for!

      • Diane on said:

        Unfortunately we have to deal with this mess for 4 yrs. I watch coverage of this so called prez daily. One thing that is sure to be, is that is he’s incompetent, today, he’ll be incompetent tomorrow and for the duration of this fake presidency. He wants to take away after school programs from the inner cities. Take away food, i.e. meals on wheels from the elderly, and healthcare from his ardent supporters. In a way I wish they would pass this healthcare bill. We can be assured of their defeat in 2018

      • specialt757 on said:

        Don’t forget John Boy and Mary Sue. Well let them eat sauce meat or south meat or hog head cheese, or whatever it’s called. It;s cheap and nasty looking as heck, can’t be healthy.
        That’s what they get for keeping HATE in their hearts and voting for someone who clearly only cares about himself. Just too bad Aunt Annie Mae (who didn’t vote for small hands) has to suffer along with them.

    • specialt757 on said:

      Well I haven’t figured it out completely, he either needs meds or he needs to get off meds, one way or the other, he needs psychiatric help.

  5. americanize on said:

    The funny part is a lot of the racist devils that voted for Don Chetto they no some one who receives meals on wheels.SMH.

  6. Amber on said:

    Well, the people who voted for him are the ones this is going to effect if this go through. That will be what they get for voting for this man all because they did not like Obama.

    • Voting for Trump didn’t have anything to do with not liking Obama. He wasn’t running. If they didn’t really didn’t want to vote for pouty lips, they could have voted for Hillary.

      • Really on said:

        Amazing how people are in denial about the fact that they voted for Donald because the mitches and his crew told them for eight years that president Obama was destroying their lives by giving them access to healthcare and told them Hillary would be more if the same. They took a gamble on someone that is obviously deranged and will most likely get a lot of people killed. Narrow minds only think that they are the only people that matter . Their evil plans are not going to work.

      • specialt757 on said:

        “…Obama was destroying their lives by giving them access to healthcare and told them Hillary would be more if the same.”
        But that’s just how HATE works, these people were willing to cut their noses off to spite their faces. We sure don’t have a shortage of hate in this country, if only we could use it to better our lives, THEN we would be on top.

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