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Offline HAPPY2BME

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CBS News March 18, 2017

One element of President Trump’s budget proposal could sharply reduce funding for Meals on Wheels, which delivers nearly a million meals a day to the sick and elderly.

That’s where Meals on Wheels comes in: a critical lifeline for 2.4 million seniors, veterans and the disabled. A third of its $1.4 billion budget comes from the federal government, but proposed budget cuts are putting the 43-year-old program at risk.

“We can’t spend money on programs just because they sound good… to take the federal money and give it to the states and say, ‘Look we want to give you money for programs that don’t work,’” White House budget director Mick Mulvaney said.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/meals-on-wheels-trump-budget-cut-impact-on-voters/

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Re: Trump voter who uses Meals on Wheels surprised by proposed cuts
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2017, 09:23:32 AM »
Somebody's playing games with numbers - maybe SeeBS is, maybe SeeBS is the collusive messenger. The figure I've seen is that the Feds account for 3% of Meals on Wheels budget, not ~33%. I suspect that 33% is for the national administrative budget, not the local groups that actually deliver the meals.
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