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    The one that killed me was Meals on Wheels and Head Start. Two very long running programs. The budget director was also an idiot when rationalizing the cuts. "We are no longer making single Moms pay for these programs" This budget is a good picture of who Trump wants to prop up...it certainly isn't needy citizens.
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    Trump I alone can fix this:

    Remember "I am your voice, said Trump. I alone can fix it. I will restore law and order. He did not appeal to prayer, or to God. He did not ask Americans to measure him against their values, or to hold him responsible for living up to them. He did not ask for their help. He asked them to place their faith in him." He didn't know what he was talking about restoring law and order to America. By the way has all the crime stopped in America since Jan 20th 2017?

    https://www.theatlantic.com/politics...fix-it/492557/
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    The ironic part is that these programs' budget will not have any substantial impact on the overall budget. This is just the usual Republican "hate-the-poor" stuff put on for show, which will hurt lots of people and help no one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Jeffrey View Post
    The ironic part is that these programs' budget will not have any substantial impact on the overall budget. This is just the usual Republican "hate-the-poor" stuff put on for show, which will hurt lots of people and help no one.
    My Mom volunteered for Meals on Wheels as a cook. The funding was very low and basically covered some food and the containers used to plate the dinners. Most of the women used food from their own kitchens and veggie gardens. This program mostly serves low income elderly people who are alone with nobody. They are what we call shut ins. I was going to volunteer for this program myself when I retire.

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    the young people in this country are losing 1/2 trillion dollars a year of their future.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtm1963 View Post
    the young people in this country are losing 1/2 trillion a year of their future.
    Not really, although I grant you, the carrying costs of our debt is at or near the unsupportable level.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtm1963 View Post
    the young people in this country are losing 1/2 trillion dollars a year of their future.
    Well, in that case we need to give the rich a massive tax cut, that will surely fix all of our problems.

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    For Twenty years he lived under an overpass smoking crack with every cent he could muster.
    what should we give him ?

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    If he were asking everyone to make some sacrifice for the good of the country, say to actually pay down the debt or stop the borrowing, that would be one thing.

    But, to cut off programs for the poor while showering even more tax breaks on the rich?

    What a sad, sick policy!

    But I have no doubt that the same people will still support him...

    And the thing of it is, cutting off many of these programs will probably ultimately cost the country more money than it "saves," but that will be the next dem's problem if history is any indicator.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HCProf View Post
    My Mom volunteered for Meals on Wheels as a cook. The funding was very low and basically covered some food and the containers used to plate the dinners. Most of the women used food from their own kitchens and veggie gardens. This program mostly serves low income elderly people who are alone with nobody. They are what we call shut ins. I was going to volunteer for this program myself when I retire.
    My mother and I used to deliver meals in Twin Falls Idaho.

    (It's probably one of the most exciting things to do in Twin Falls, lol. )

    And those people were indeed "shut-ins" and I have no doubt that without the program they just would have went hungry...

    One of the most worthwhile programs I could imagine...

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