Sequestration will cut Meals on Wheels because old people don't need to eat

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Smarter Liberal

Minneapolis, MN

#1 Feb 27, 2013
This is what "Smart Liberal" supports - cutting programs like Meals on Wheels that uses mostly volunteers to provide one hot meal a day to the elderly and handicapped.
Smarter Liberal

Minneapolis, MN

#2 Feb 27, 2013
While House Republicans are busy focusing on super important things like the size of the Democrats' email list, here's another little program that's about to be hit hard by the sequestration: Meals on Wheels, the program that delivers food to the homes of seniors in need.

The whole routine is now in doubt, thanks to budget cuts known as "sequestration" that are scheduled to kick in on Friday. The policy will deliver a 5.1 percent cut to a broad range of federal programs, including those under the Administration on Aging, which since 1972 has provided federal funds for senior nutrition programs.[...]

The Obama administration says 4 million meals will be lost. The Meals On Wheels Association of America, an umbrella group for some 5,000 local organizations nationwide distributing a million meals a day, estimates the cuts will have an even bigger effect: 19 million fewer meals.

Naturally, Republicans are as concerned about millions of starving seniors as you'd expect them to be, but that's only because they're sure the White House—and every other expert in the country with an abacus—must be exaggerating just how bad these sorts of cuts will be. Like Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn, who said, "We see all these claims about what a tragedy it's going to be."

Yes, all these "claims" are probably just a bunch of liberal propaganda. How bad could it really be if a few million, or 19 million, seniors lose their nutritional assistance?

"Given that most Meals On Wheels recipients only get one meal a day, five days a week, that loss of nutrition and personal interaction would be catastrophic," Ellie Hollander, president of the Meals On Wheels Association of America, said in a statement. "We know that seniors who receive nutritious meals are healthier and more independent than those who don’t."

Hollander noted a recent Brown University study that found investments in food can keep seniors healthier and out of nursing homes, and thereby save the government money.

Even before the cuts have begun, Hollander said they're already having an effect. "In anticipation of the looming sequestration, wait lists are growing, seniors are being turned away, and some programs face the risk of shutting down entirely," she said.

Oh well. Just because these cuts will have catastrophic consequences for a program that currently saves the government money—and, oh yeah, keeps our grandparents fed—is no reason for Republicans to, you know, do something about it.
GOP For The Rich

Saint Paul, MN

#3 Feb 28, 2013
The Republicans only care about the rich - more proof.
goose

Minneapolis, MN

#4 Feb 28, 2013
You can say just as much about the Dems. THEY have stalled ALL attempts in the senate!
It takes BOTH sides to make a deal!
liBeRALs

Saint Paul, MN

#5 Feb 28, 2013
While House Republicans are busy focusing on super important things like trying to give our children a future by not stealing out of their future pockets, the White House is focusing on figuring out what sequester cuts they can come up with that will outrage the most.

My view is that sequester cuts such as releasing the illegial alliens from jail, only serve to highlight upper management that is too stupid to figure out how to actually manage their departments. They are perfect candidates for downsizing...
cantmakeitup

Saint Paul, MN

#6 Feb 28, 2013
Too bad that the Republicans are seen as being the cause of the sequester by a 3 to 1 margin.
non-starter

Saint Paul, MN

#7 Feb 28, 2013
cantmakeitup wrote:
Too bad that the Republicans are seen as being the cause of the sequester by a 3 to 1 margin.
Not even close. 45% to 32%, with 13% blaming both parties. Nice of Woodward to post the truth and help public opinion back in the right direction.
Bridgework

Lincoln, NE

#8 Feb 28, 2013
cantmakeitup wrote:
Too bad that the Republicans are seen as being the cause of the sequester by a 3 to 1 margin.
That is why you are called the low information poster. You are trying to pretend that it wasn't Obama's idea and had almost total support with both parties. Now Obama and the Democrats are trying to change the sequester agreement, that they had with the Republicans, and then blame the Republicans for not giving in to their demands. Go ask Bob Woodward about it.

P.S. Your 3 to 1 blame is a flat out lie. Even with the loaded Pew poll (they only asked if Obama was to blame vs. all Republicans, and left out congressional Democrats) Obama was still blamed by 45% of Americans with Republicans blamed by 58%.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/page/2010-2019/...
Bridgework

Lincoln, NE

#9 Feb 28, 2013
non-starter wrote:
<quoted text>Not even close. 45% to 32%, with 13% blaming both parties. Nice of Woodward to post the truth and help public opinion back in the right direction.
I just posted that as well. Notice the poll asked if all congressional Republicans were to blame or if it was only Obama? Why didn't they asked about the congressional Democrats?
liBeRALs

Saint Paul, MN

#10 Feb 28, 2013
non-starter wrote:
<quoted text>Not even close. 45% to 32%, with 13% blaming both parties. Nice of Woodward to post the truth and help public opinion back in the right direction.
And the revolt continues:

Lanny Davis Says He Received the same type of White House Threat:

http://www.wmal.com/common/page.php...

“I Want To Be Evil”

Since: Feb 13

I Wanna Be Bad

#11 Feb 28, 2013
Too bad Obama is giving hundreds of millions of dollars to a bunch of Syrian rebels, but is willing to let elderly Americans go hungry.
GOP For The Rich

Saint Paul, MN

#12 Feb 28, 2013
The Republicans will lose SOOOO badly in 2014 if the sequester happens that it practically guaranties a Democrstic House again!

Since: Sep 11

Rogers, MN

#13 Feb 28, 2013
More gloom and doom from the lefties. The sky will fall and old people and kids will die if we cut any spending because the programs that support them are the "only" possible places we can cut spending. What a load of crap.

Since: Sep 11

Rogers, MN

#14 Feb 28, 2013
Bridgework wrote:
<quoted text>
I just posted that as well. Notice the poll asked if all congressional Republicans were to blame or if it was only Obama? Why didn't they asked about the congressional Democrats?
Funny how those polls work, isn't it?
Bushwhacked

Seattle, WA

#15 Feb 28, 2013
You're the only moron who said the sky will fall, in reality the elderly will suffer... Ps- You know, those reliable voters, who dismissed your partisan rhetoric, in NOVEMBER !!!
Connie

Saint Paul, MN

#16 Feb 28, 2013
This is what "Smart Liberal" and the Republicans support - cutting programs like Meals on Wheels that uses mostly volunteers to provide one hot meal a day to the elderly and handicapped.
Ralph

Saint Paul, MN

#17 Feb 28, 2013
Libs are attempting to make this a BIG disaster in order to maximize their efforts to force more tax increases.

Let the cuts happen, Obama wanted the cuts so it must be good.
Ralph

Saint Paul, MN

#18 Feb 28, 2013
Let her roll...
goose

Minneapolis, MN

#19 Feb 28, 2013
Connie wrote:
This is what "Smart Liberal" and the Republicans support - cutting programs like Meals on Wheels that uses mostly volunteers to provide one hot meal a day to the elderly and handicapped.
More lefty B.S.
Gawd you guys are gullible.
DSM Local

Ankeny, IA

#20 Feb 28, 2013
Smarter Liberal wrote:
This is what "Smart Liberal" supports - cutting programs like Meals on Wheels that uses mostly volunteers to provide one hot meal a day to the elderly and handicapped.
This is done to cause the most hurt, Obama feels better then proceeds to blame the republicans. You Bolo's are shameful

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