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Meal on Wheels is receiving ten times MORE money.

Private donations have surged in response, a spokeswoman for the group told The Washington Post. The national office has taken in more than $100,000 since the White House announced plans to eliminate the Community Development Block Grant program on Thursday, compared with about $1,000 on a normal day.

After President Trump released his proposed 2018 budget with its intended cuts, there was an overwhelming wave of liberal frustration that flooded social media with speculation that Meals on Wheels was DOA and millions of senior citizens would starve to death without the government funding of the program.

In order to clear up the liberal panic-driven headlines, let’s look at the facts.

The 35% federal funding that goes directly to local Meals on Wheels programs comes from the Older Americans Act Nutrition Program that falls under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The impact on these funds has not yet been announced but, given the proposed 17.9% cut prescribed for HHS, could be at risk.

This means that Meals on Wheels only gets 35% of their budget from HHS, which is seeing one of the lighter cuts of just under 18%. No specific programs have been cut and it hasn’t been stated where the 17.9% in cuts would take place.


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Will the next generation be prosperous enough to not need meals on wheels?

China solved this problem by making it law that children visit their parents or at least support them once a year. Thus relieving the gov of responsibility and and still ensuring the elderly get some attention from their kids. I know this goes against freedom and China is a different situation but I do wonder what it would be like if children had a legal obligation rather a moral one. Its those times i think.

good post got me thinking.


when government get's involved with something they fuck it up.
decent, smart people leave.
the reverse is true.


haha. in many ways.. yes i agree.

great article