Here’s uber-partisan hack Martin Bashir whinging on about cuts to Meals on Wheels.
Bashir misstates what is being done. The school lunch program will be altered concerning who is eligible. By slightly dropping the income requirements to qualify for the fully funded meals…instead qualifying them for a reduced price meal this how the budget is reduced. He completely ignores that the original agreement was to cut across the board otherwise the Pentagon takes the full hit. Now when it comes time to make that happen people like Bashir do what they do.
Which is say nothing when states like Minnesota make 1 1/2% cuts to MoW. Or when Counties like Hillsborough County in New Hampshire talk about eliminating their support for MoW which is 12% of the county MoW operating budget.
And where was the national outrage over this?
Democrat Michigan county exec cuts meals on wheels budget, pays massive severances.
Senior citizens in Wayne County, Mich., would rather eat cat food than the slop that currently passes for meals-on-wheels dinners provided by the county government.
Or when Cuomo cut $27M to NYC’s senior centers 2/3 of which will now close.
How to make your charitable institution immune from the vagaries of the governmental budget process.
“The meals are paid for almost entirely through private sources. Donations are requested from recipients as they can afford to contribute. Gifts from churches, community groups, businesses, foundations, and concerned individuals make up the difference. Meals on Wheels of Metro Tulsa relies solely upon private contributions without funding from the government or the United Way.”