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Le Taz Hot

(22,271 posts)
Fri Apr 26, 2013, 07:39 AM Apr 2013

Another Sequester Casualty: Meals on Wheels

My 91-year-old Great Aunt was informed by our local Meals on Wheels that, because of the sequester, they are running out of food and once they run out, there will be no more food deliveries.

In order to qualify for the program you cannot have the ability to obtain/prepare food on your own. Now, I can easily provide for my aunt and ensure she gets good, nutritional meals but I have to wonder about those without family/friends to care for them. The numbers could be in the millions. How can this NOT have tragic consequences?

How is it that there seems to be all kinds of programs that have managed to get themselves exempted from the sequester yet Meals on Wheels gets the axe? There is no justification for this.

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deutsey

(20,166 posts)
3. A con game and fraud
Fri Apr 26, 2013, 08:00 AM
Apr 2013

I don't think it was a mistake or an oversight that the Harvard paper that's been used as the basis for austerity has been exposed as deeply flawed.

More smoke and mirrors from the elites to dupe people into thinking we have to do this.

grammiepammie

(59 posts)
2. Another sequester
Fri Apr 26, 2013, 07:58 AM
Apr 2013

It is a sad day. When it affects them, waiting at the airport, something is done but let it be Head Start, Meals on Wheels, help for the disabled, then their heads are in the sand. They are a disgrace. What has happened to this country.

Art_from_Ark

(27,247 posts)
6. What has happened to this country is
Fri Apr 26, 2013, 08:40 AM
Apr 2013

2 Reagan landslides

followed by

4 years of a Bush

followed by

8 years of a man who has become like a son to that Bush and who later openly campaigned against a liberal Democrat in his home state

followed by

8 years of a fraud, warmonger, and Treasury looter

followed by

4+ years of a man who wants to lead the singing of Kumbayah around the campfire

Phentex

(16,338 posts)
10. Yes. Much of this started before the sequester. My mom helps with Meals on Wheels...
Fri Apr 26, 2013, 09:38 AM
Apr 2013

and it's been a year or more since they got word that the program was being scaled back. It started with cutting back on the number of meals and then the days of delivery. I have no idea how the latest cuts will affect them. She griped about the government then but it's the same one she voted for because of her stance on abortion. I often remind her that there's plenty of money for war.

ctsnowman

(1,903 posts)
4. Well if we feed them today they will expect it again tomorrow.
Fri Apr 26, 2013, 08:37 AM
Apr 2013

These people should just borrow money from their parents and start a bidness.

madrchsod

(58,162 posts)
5. obama and the democrats will be blamed....
Fri Apr 26, 2013, 08:38 AM
Apr 2013

that`s the sad thing about this bullshit. playing chicken with people`s lives is going to backfire on the democratic party. obama decided to throw the less fortunate under the bus because he had to prove a point . that point could to cost him the house and probably the senate.

if my wife did`t work i would be one of those who would benefit
oh well ,ya get what ya vote for....

caraher

(6,283 posts)
7. Well, at least the 1% won't face flight delays much longer
Fri Apr 26, 2013, 08:46 AM
Apr 2013

Leave it to the representatives of the people to ride to the rescue of folks stuck on planes or in airports... God knows that's far greater tragedy than the elderly losing access to proper nutrition.

Priorities, people!

jambo101

(797 posts)
9. Under Romney and the repubs
Fri Apr 26, 2013, 09:23 AM
Apr 2013

All these entitlement programs would have been permanently terminated anyway along with major cuts to many social programs that many rely on.
This republican induced sequester is only a temporary inconvenience.

 

BethanyQuartz

(193 posts)
12. It's cute the names they give their austerity measures
Fri Apr 26, 2013, 09:56 AM
Apr 2013

Is anyone actually buying it? Wallstreet is clearly delighted with this whole thing.

Fumesucker

(45,851 posts)
13. But Congresscritters won't encounter delays getting back and forth
Fri Apr 26, 2013, 10:01 AM
Apr 2013

Prioritizing is one of those critical management skills you know.

Skidmore

(37,364 posts)
14. Congress will not go into a panic over MoW because they personally will never feel the effects nor
Fri Apr 26, 2013, 10:04 AM
Apr 2013

will many of their monied constitutents. Older Americans going hungry does not impact them the way that flight delays on airlines do.

Botany

(70,907 posts)
15. Fucking republicans W runs up the debt and now they take it out on the elderly
Fri Apr 26, 2013, 10:35 AM
Apr 2013

God I hate those mother fuckers.

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