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Thu Mar 16, 2017, 10:56 AM

 

Republican budget to eliminate Meals on Wheels. How low can they go?

"President Donald Trump is coming under fire for proposing a budget that includes the complete elimination of federal funding for Meals on Wheels programs.
Meals on Wheels provides food to the elderly, poor, veterans, disabled and others who often can’t leave their homes. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-meals-on-wheels_us_58ca35bee4b00705db4c21f6?section=us_politics

The Republican motto, "Let the poor bastards die". As one Righty here posted that why worry about the poor dying? It is natural.

We are seeing just how sick the Republican agenda is.

The same budget proposes to increase the already bloated defense budget by $54 billion. The defense contractors are calculating their future bonuses while those that rely on Meals on Wheels wonder where their next meal will come from.

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Reply Republican budget to eliminate Meals on Wheels. How low can they go? (Original post)
Moe Zarella Mar 2017 OP
ProgressiveTaxation Mar 2017 #1
Banshee 3 Actual Mar 2017 #8
Moe Zarella Mar 2017 #14
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frankt8242 Mar 2017 #2
Dexter Morgan Mar 2017 #3
BigKahunna2.0 Mar 2017 #5
Dexter Morgan Mar 2017 #6
Moe Zarella Mar 2017 #30
obamateur2 Mar 2017 #10
Dexter Morgan Mar 2017 #17
Moe Zarella Mar 2017 #33
Dexter Morgan Mar 2017 #40
Moe Zarella Mar 2017 #45
Doctor_R Mar 2017 #46
Moe Zarella Mar 2017 #32
Moe Zarella Mar 2017 #18
Dexter Morgan Mar 2017 #28
Moe Zarella Mar 2017 #49
700WinMag Mar 2017 #4
meanitt Mar 2017 #69
700WinMag Mar 2017 #81
meanitt Mar 2017 #82
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meanitt Mar 2017 #86
700WinMag Mar 2017 #87
meanitt Mar 2017 #89
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700WinMag Mar 2017 #93
meanitt Mar 2017 #94
700WinMag Mar 2017 #95
meanitt Mar 2017 #96
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Banshee 3 Actual Mar 2017 #7
Cave Dweller Mar 2017 #9
Moe Zarella Mar 2017 #19
Doctor_R Mar 2017 #25
Moe Zarella Mar 2017 #26
Doctor_R Mar 2017 #31
Moe Zarella Mar 2017 #34
Doctor_R Mar 2017 #36
Moe Zarella Mar 2017 #42
Doctor_R Mar 2017 #44
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Moe Zarella Mar 2017 #43
Doctor_R Mar 2017 #48
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Doctor_R Mar 2017 #55
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Currentsitguy Mar 2017 #50
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Response to Moe Zarella (Original post)

Thu Mar 16, 2017, 11:01 AM

1. Simply put,...

Goppers are scum.

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Response to ProgressiveTaxation (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 16, 2017, 11:21 AM

8. And DemoRATs are Vermin, see I can do that also

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Response to Banshee 3 Actual (Reply #8)

Thu Mar 16, 2017, 12:27 PM

14. Yes some Democrats are but the progressive Democrats want to limit the

 

extreme power of the Corporations, save our environment, and provide for those that can't provide for themselves.

Republicans on the other hand want to grovel before the big powerful corporate government (fascistic) and let the poor people just die in the streets.

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Response to Moe Zarella (Reply #14)

Thu Mar 16, 2017, 12:28 PM

15. Sure we do Comrade, lets all sing

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Response to Moe Zarella (Original post)

Thu Mar 16, 2017, 11:07 AM

2. As we said in my "Navy" days...

 

"Like whale shit in the Marianas trench"....

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Response to Moe Zarella (Original post)

Thu Mar 16, 2017, 11:09 AM

3. According to your hyperbolic article...

"Since most Meals on Wheels programs use funding from several sources, it’s unlikely the cuts would end the services."

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Response to Dexter Morgan (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 16, 2017, 11:15 AM

5. Now don't go spreading your fancy common sence and logic around here. ...

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Response to BigKahunna2.0 (Reply #5)

Thu Mar 16, 2017, 11:19 AM

6. Just amazes me the shit they post they have been spreading the same bullshit since the Reagan days

Nuclear war,more homeless,people starving on the streets,dying kids,old people dying of hunger etc...
And the low IQ voter still believes that bullshit.....

The majority of the left won't even read the article they will just uh huh fucking republicans...

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Response to BigKahunna2.0 (Reply #5)

Thu Mar 16, 2017, 01:03 PM

30. There was no common sense in his post. He cherry-picked a small portion

 

and then did a emoticon. That's as intellectual as Righty's get here.

The cuts proposed in the budget will severely damage a number of programs that help the poor. That's the bottom line. And tell me that you aren't tickled about it.

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Response to Dexter Morgan (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 16, 2017, 11:37 AM

10. oh nose...

 

lefty only reading the talking points again...

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Response to obamateur2 (Reply #10)

Thu Mar 16, 2017, 12:34 PM

17. Yep poster did not even read the article just the headlines and ran with it...

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Response to Dexter Morgan (Reply #17)

Thu Mar 16, 2017, 01:09 PM

33. And all you have for a comeback is a silly emoticon.

 

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Response to Moe Zarella (Reply #33)

Thu Mar 16, 2017, 01:23 PM

40. uh huh!

According to your hyperbolic article...

"Since most Meals on Wheels programs use funding from several sources, it’s unlikely the cuts would end the services."

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Response to Dexter Morgan (Reply #40)

Thu Mar 16, 2017, 01:34 PM

45. So your point is that there still may be a person somewhere still delivering meals.

 

The reduction of funding will essentially kill the program as it is now. The author says "unlikely" and that's their opinion, it's not a fact. It for a fact will kill the program for many people.

Your bullcrap here is a weak attempt to distract from the point that the budget is severely cutting programs that help those in need and giving the defense contractors $54 billion more dollars. That's sick shit.

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Response to Moe Zarella (Reply #45)

Thu Mar 16, 2017, 01:37 PM

46. Come on.

The author says "unlikely" and that's their opinion, it's not a fact.




It for a fact will kill the program for many people.



That's YOUR opinion, isn't it?

What makes your OPINION any more valuable than anyone else's?

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Response to obamateur2 (Reply #10)

Thu Mar 16, 2017, 01:08 PM

32. Ok, tell me the budget isn't severely cutting programs that help those less fortunate.

 

Tell me that Republicans don't want to cut out all safety net programs. If that's just talking points then straighten me out. Tell me you aren't physically excited that the poor are going to get screwed by Republicans.

And tell me that you don't think that giving another $54 billion to defense contractors is more important that seeing that all American children have health care.

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Response to Dexter Morgan (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 16, 2017, 12:41 PM

18. But would severely damage the program. And that's what you guys want isn't it?

 

"Just let them die" No other modern country lets children under one year old die at the rate that our country does.

"Just let them die" No other modern country puts insurance corps CEO salaries before human lives.

"Just let them die" No other modern country allows health costs to bankrupt individuals.

There is enough waste in the military to save a lot of our children but the cold-hearted Republicans want to cut services and increase the defense budget $54 billion dollars.

"just let them die" is the motto of the greedy and selfish.

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Response to Moe Zarella (Reply #18)

Thu Mar 16, 2017, 01:00 PM

28. uh huh!

You guys have been saying the same shit for 50 years is that to scare the low IQ voter....

Shit i still remember when Clinton passed the welfare reform act democrats ran around screaming,poor people,homeless,kids dying on the streets etc.

and you know what happened the unemployment rate went down cause they had to get jobs rather than be allowed to suck off the government teat...

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Response to Dexter Morgan (Reply #28)

Thu Mar 16, 2017, 01:44 PM

49. You guys stoop to some new lows.

 

"and you know what happened the unemployment rate went down cause they had to get jobs rather than be allowed to suck off the government teat... "

Rationalizing not helping people. I work at a foodbank and there are many that can not work. There are others there that try to get work but are not employable. But the sick mind of the right wants to think that all those down on their luck should just get a job.

I would be real interested in seeing if you can back up your claim that cutting welfare reduced unemployment. Of course the number of people suffering from poverty has increased approx 40% since your buddy Clinton did that.

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Response to Moe Zarella (Original post)

Thu Mar 16, 2017, 11:12 AM

4. It should not...

Be a Federally funded program.

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Response to 700WinMag (Reply #4)

Sat Mar 18, 2017, 02:21 PM

69. Sure, then Medicaid and Medicare

 

can treat the elderly and disabled for nutrition related illnesses at 10X the cost.

You righties don't even know how to think.

Your masters just point you in a direction and say "go".

Sad.

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Response to meanitt (Reply #69)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 09:53 AM

81. Wow...

That might be the most pointless comment...

Ever.

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Response to 700WinMag (Reply #81)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 09:57 AM

82. You just verified my comment.

 

Congratulations.

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Response to meanitt (Reply #82)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 10:12 AM

83. And your argument is...

Meaningless.

http://www.snopes.com/trump-meals-on-wheels/

Congratulations.

#keeponcrying

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Response to 700WinMag (Reply #83)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 12:56 PM

86. Snopes? I thought Snopes was fake news run by liberals?

 



You Cons have no credibility.

#ketchupisavegtable

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Response to meanitt (Reply #86)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 04:48 PM

87. So?

You basically have no argument?

Got it.

So the budget cut is a good thing then.

Got it.

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Response to 700WinMag (Reply #87)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 05:22 PM

89. In one sentence you say there is no budget cut. In the next you say there is a budget cut.

 



Flail away.

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Response to meanitt (Reply #89)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 09:38 AM

91. Wow...

So reading for comprehension is not your strong point.

The Trump administration released a blueprint budget that would eliminate funding for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program, which provides partial funding for local Meals on Wheels groups.

There is a cut. It should be cut.

The national Meals on Wheels office receives the bulk of its funding from sources other than the CDBG; the effect of CDBG cuts on local Meals on Wheels groups is uncertain.

Find sources other then the Federal government.

Period.

Um kay?

Understand now?

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Response to 700WinMag (Reply #91)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 01:13 PM

92. So now it's gone from it's not a cut, to a cut, to it's a good cut....

 

Find sources other then the Federal government.

Period.

Um kay?

Understand now?

Do you think you run the Federal Government or something? Who the hell are you?

You want to cut a basic preventative program that helps insure that the elderly, the disabled and veterans get a meal everyday.

What a great American you are.

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Response to meanitt (Reply #92)

Tue Mar 21, 2017, 09:53 PM

93. Pay attention...

My stance has not changed.

This.

Should.

NOT.

Be.

Federally.

Funded.

Um kay pumpkin?

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Response to 700WinMag (Reply #93)

Wed Mar 22, 2017, 05:52 AM

94. So you support Meals on Wheels as a charity only

 

which will result in CUTS.

Cutting a program that helps prevent nutrition related illness for people on Medicare or Medicaid that saves money once again reinforces the fact that Cons can't think.

Kumquat.

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Response to meanitt (Reply #94)

Wed Mar 22, 2017, 09:03 AM

95. And...

If the gubmint kept all of everyones money to help everyone else first...

Oh what a glorious country we would be.

You are always welcome to do more for people that are in need. I do. Maybe you should step up too.

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Response to 700WinMag (Reply #95)

Wed Mar 22, 2017, 11:14 AM

96. Boo Hoo.

 

Nobody is required to subsidize your selfishness either.


Cut all you want. You will get it back ten-fold.

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Response to meanitt (Reply #96)

Thu Mar 23, 2017, 09:59 PM

97. That...

Like most of your drivel...

Makes no sense.

I work for the gubmint. I see the waste and its lack of positive effectiveness every damn day. There are better ways to do things that would have a better effect on communities.

I see this daily with the volunteer work my wife and I do and the money we donate to LOCAL organizations.

And yes, I do "get it back ten-fold".

Some of us "do" others like you just sit around and bitch that the "gubmint needs to do more" and "the rich don't pay their fair share".

You want to make a change? DO SOMETHING! Don't sit around and complain that the gubmint needs to do it.

I'm done with you.

Good day.

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Response to Moe Zarella (Original post)

Thu Mar 16, 2017, 11:20 AM

7. According to Meals on Wheels of America they budget $3.52 million

Now thats their sites claims

http://www.mealsonwheelsamerica.org/national/financials

Their assets in 2015 was $14,453,323.00
http://www.mealsonwheelsamerica.org/docs/default-source/financials/meals-on-wheels-america-form-990-2015.pdf?sfvrsn=2
My question is that funding specifically to be cut?

theres a large differential between the 3 billion claim and 3.52 million per year lay out

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Response to Moe Zarella (Original post)

Thu Mar 16, 2017, 11:28 AM

9. Lets wait and see what the propose budget actually says.

Does it replace an actual line item with block grants to the states? Does it consolidate the operation of the program into one department vs. maybe 3 or 4 thereby saving the money? Just as an aside, how much of the proposed 3 billion reduction in departmental funding actually is Meals on Wheels?

And funding of the DOD is a constitutionally mandated responsibility of the Government. As mean as it sounds, meals on wheels is not.

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Response to Cave Dweller (Reply #9)

Thu Mar 16, 2017, 12:45 PM

19. The Constitution doesn't say that over half our discretionary budget should

 

be thrown down the defense waste hole.

I see a lot of tap dancing here by the Righty's but the bottom line is that the Right wants to eliminate all safety net programs for the poor and working class and give hundreds of billions to the big corporations.

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Response to Moe Zarella (Reply #19)

Thu Mar 16, 2017, 12:56 PM

25. "The Constitution doesn't say that over half our discretionary budget..."

What is the constitutional limit and where is it located in the constitution?

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Response to Doctor_R (Reply #25)

Thu Mar 16, 2017, 12:57 PM

26. What? Do you have a hard time with the document? Get a 8 year old to help you.

 

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Response to Moe Zarella (Reply #26)

Thu Mar 16, 2017, 01:03 PM

31. Still waiting for you to show me where

it says the military budget must be limited to $XXX.XX.

Article, paragraph, and clause please.




"Get a 8 year old to help you."

LOL

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Response to Doctor_R (Reply #31)

Thu Mar 16, 2017, 01:11 PM

34. I find it interesting that you think you can bully others into answering your questions

 

instead of you actually making a point of your own. Is it too hard for you to actually make intellectual statements?

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Response to Moe Zarella (Reply #34)

Thu Mar 16, 2017, 01:16 PM

36. LOL

I MADE my point.

You haven't answered and you CAN'T answer.

If you COULD answer, you would.

"...intellectual statements..."

You mean like "Get a 8 year old to help you."


http://www.discussionist.com/?com=view_post&forum=1015&pid=1244838



You could have said "get a 7 year old to help you", or "get a 9 year old to help you," but you didn't.

You picked the wrong one, yet I'M the one who can't make "intellectual statements"?

LOL

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Response to Doctor_R (Reply #36)

Thu Mar 16, 2017, 01:23 PM

42. My point is that the Republicans want to eliminate or cut back all programs that help the lower

 

classes while increasing the defense budget by $54 billion. That is immoral. And your point is that you want me to do some research for you. Homey don't play your game.

There are two kinds of Republians. The Rich Fat Cats and those that do their bidding.

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Response to Moe Zarella (Reply #42)

Thu Mar 16, 2017, 01:30 PM

44. Point me to the

article in the constitution that limits military spending.



"That is immoral."

Limiting military spending is not in the constitution ANYWHERE.

The only things "immoral" are how you libbies feel it's okay to ignore our border, care for EVERYONE from cradle to grave, invite ANYONE from ANYWHERE here, provide health care to the world, etc...

I believe you have never read the constitution.

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Response to Moe Zarella (Reply #34)

Thu Mar 16, 2017, 01:20 PM

39. You failed to answer the question

so you deserve to be hounded. You made the statement about defense spending, back it up.

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Response to Cave Dweller (Reply #39)

Thu Mar 16, 2017, 01:29 PM

43. How do I prove that something isn't in the Constitution unless I read you

 

the complete document? And about hounding. That's really all you guys can do is hound others instead of making your own arguments.

And all this bullcrap is an attempt to distract from my main point that Republicans want to cut all programs that help those less fortunate and give the tax money to the big corporations. Why do you hate the poor?



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Response to Moe Zarella (Reply #43)

Thu Mar 16, 2017, 01:40 PM

48. "How do I prove that something isn't in the Constitution..."

Thank you for finally admitting that.

See how easy that was?

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Response to Doctor_R (Reply #48)

Thu Mar 16, 2017, 01:54 PM

52. Yikes. I will speak slower. You can't prove a negative. Hello.

 

Now if it was in the Constitution then it'd be easy to prove, but you can't because it isn't there.

Besides this is a distraction. The point is that the cold-hearted Republicans are cutting services needed by those among us that are less fortunate and giving $54 billion more to defense.

"Just let'm die" Isn't that it?

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Response to Moe Zarella (Reply #52)

Thu Mar 16, 2017, 01:59 PM

55. "...you can't because it isn't there."

That's what I said, yet you never answered the question.

So now, you blame me for even asking the question.

Here's another question:

How much money does the constitution mandate we spend caring for "the poor," or those who just refuse to care for themselves?

I'll accept the answer as either a dollar amount or a percentage of GDP.

Same conditions as the first question you punted on: Article, paragraph, and clause.

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Response to Doctor_R (Reply #55)

Thu Mar 16, 2017, 02:00 PM

56. Wow you really need help.

 

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Response to Moe Zarella (Reply #56)

Thu Mar 16, 2017, 02:06 PM

59. Another punt?

Maybe ask "a 8 year old."

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Response to Moe Zarella (Reply #19)

Thu Mar 16, 2017, 01:23 PM

41. Nonsense.

This is why you lack credibility.

" the bottom line is that the Right wants to eliminate all safety net programs for the poor and working class and give hundreds of billions to the big corporations."

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Response to Moe Zarella (Original post)

Thu Mar 16, 2017, 11:39 AM

11. Pull your hair out

and run around in circles screaming "The sky is falling!"

That should help.

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Response to Doctor_R (Reply #11)

Thu Mar 16, 2017, 12:56 PM

24. Your intellectually void comments are always amusing.

 

What would help is to send all the greedy, selfish Republicans to Mexico. I am sure they'd be treated appropriately.

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Response to Moe Zarella (Reply #24)

Thu Mar 16, 2017, 01:01 PM

29. I have a better idea:

All you libbies can move to Canada.

The further north, the better.

Somewhere up around the 85 degree north area.

Ellesmere has a nice ring to it!



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Response to Doctor_R (Reply #29)

Thu Mar 16, 2017, 01:14 PM

35. Once again I need to remind you that the blue states subsidize the red states.

 

While you guys complain about Big Govmnt, you've got your hands out collecting your welfare.

And how hypocritical to say you are against Big Govment and then voting for a dictator.

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Response to Moe Zarella (Reply #35)

Thu Mar 16, 2017, 01:20 PM

38. LMAO

kalifornia has a $1.2 billion deficit this year. (So far.)

"...against Big Govment (sic) and then voting for a dictator." < I'll have you know I NEVER voted for president zero.

Remind me again how much smaller the "Govment" is now than it was in 2008?

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Response to Moe Zarella (Reply #35)

Thu Mar 16, 2017, 01:46 PM

50. It's pretty hard to be self supporting

When Washington owns most of your state.

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Response to Moe Zarella (Original post)

Thu Mar 16, 2017, 11:40 AM

12. Nothing is being eliminated except for the

ability of one group to force by law another group to pay for it.

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Response to Paradigm (Reply #12)

Thu Mar 16, 2017, 12:54 PM

22. Oh wow. Where did you take civics? A charter school?

 

As a society we have the right to get together and decide what is best for the society. I bet you don't mind that the war mongers want to give most of our diversionary budget to the military. So it's not that you don't believe as you posted that "one group to force by law another group to pay for it." it's that your selfishness doesn't want our money to go to helping people but it's ok to go for weapons of war.

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Response to Moe Zarella (Reply #22)

Thu Mar 16, 2017, 01:49 PM

51. Don't know about you, but I'm allergic to Nuclear Fallout

And the less armed we are with conventional weaponry the more reliant we are on our Nuclear Deterrent. It's basically defense on the cheap. You know what the say about hammers? When it's all you have every problem looks like a nail.

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Response to Currentsitguy (Reply #51)

Thu Mar 16, 2017, 01:56 PM

53. But they are buying useless pieces of garbage for billions while we have 6 million

 

American children living in abject poverty. "Just let'm die" right Right

And by the way, you might want to look at the budget and see how much more they want to spend on nuclear weapons.

And if you are allergic to fallout you might want to investigate where all the used nuclear fuel is being stored today.

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Response to Moe Zarella (Reply #53)

Thu Mar 16, 2017, 02:08 PM

60. "...6 million American children living in abject poverty."

Who was "president" for the last eight years?

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Response to Doctor_R (Reply #60)

Sat Mar 18, 2017, 05:45 PM

70. You never fail to amaze me. Who controlled the budget for the last 18 years?

 

Face it, Republicans don't give a crap about American children living in poverty. They only care that the corporations are allowed to crap in our water supplies and dump oil in the Gulf.

Profits over People is right in the republican platform.

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Response to Moe Zarella (Reply #70)

Sat Mar 18, 2017, 05:50 PM

71. "Who controlled the budget for the last 18 years?"

The president has complete control over the budget.

He either signs the budget, or he doesn't.

Always has since the very first budget George Washington signed.



You're just making noise to see your own name in type on screen.



Besides, who controlled both houses of congress when zero was inaugurated?

Remember "speaker pelosi" and "leader reid?"

"18 years" my butt.

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Response to Doctor_R (Reply #71)

Sat Mar 18, 2017, 05:58 PM

72. Now I see why Republicans killed civics classes. "The president has complete control

 

of the budget" is a huge lie. Read a book or two. Congress makes the budget and controls how it is spent.

LOL. You got me. It wasn't 18 complete years there were a couple of times the Dems got control. I think it was 3 months in the last 8 years. Now I will go slow, just because the Dems had more Senators didn't mean they could get anything past the Repubican filibusters. You Republicans own the state of the nation. And 6 million children living in abject poverty clearly isn't enough. You've taken steps, not to fix it, but to make it worse.

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Response to Moe Zarella (Reply #72)

Sat Mar 18, 2017, 06:01 PM

73. If the president doesn't

sign the budget, nothing gets spent.

And you're telling ME to "Read a book or two."?

LOL



Grow up.

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Response to Moe Zarella (Reply #53)

Thu Mar 16, 2017, 02:12 PM

61. Let me help you

The 10th Amendment:
The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

Children living in poverty is a problem for the States, not Washington.

Additionally you do realize nuclear weapons have to be remanufactured occasionally to remain viable. So long as Russia is updating their stockpiles we have little choice but to maintain parity so as to have an effective deterrent.

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Response to Moe Zarella (Reply #22)

Thu Mar 16, 2017, 02:45 PM

63. I guess my teachers left out the

part of Article 1 Section 8 in the US constitution (defense of the US) requiring Meals on Wheels.

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Response to Moe Zarella (Original post)

Thu Mar 16, 2017, 11:49 AM

13. We could repo thier dentures as well I guess.

They wont be needing them anymore the way that story read, and if they got them through Medicaid to begin with that means they didn't buy them, the taxpayers did.

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Response to Frankenvoter (Reply #13)

Thu Mar 16, 2017, 12:47 PM

20. And as a taxpayer I am proud that my money goes to help the less fortunate.

 

Unlike the Right that spits on the poor and wants all tax money to go to Exxon, GE and Goldman-Sachs.

The Right grovels before their god of mammon.

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Response to Moe Zarella (Reply #20)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 11:22 PM

76. Are you my sister? She's as nutty as you are. You two should hook up.

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Response to Frankenvoter (Reply #13)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 11:26 PM

77. Medicaid doesn't pay for dental.

Sorry, you'll have to find another reason to sneer at the poor. But I'm sure you're creative, you'll come up with something.

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Response to Immacolata (Reply #77)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 05:23 AM

78. I made 17K last year

I don't have health insurance, my mouth needs work, I am not rich by monetary standards. I am not looking down on the poor I am being sarcastic.

Every time the government goes to make cuts in budgets the left wheels out senior citizens and "special needs" people in wheel chairs, and try to make everyone think Republicans are always after money for the poor first and foremost.

Of every 1 dollar that gets sent to Washington via taxation, how much of that one dollar actually gets back to the poor? I would guess, it is a total ASSumption on my part, about 20 cents at best. My guess is that after it gets filtered through the layers and layers of beauracrats, keeping them employed, as well as vacationed, holidayed, and called in on Friday thoughout the year that's about all that gets back because it is the govt. employees, not the people on the other end of any of those benefit programs who are the real need for that money.

If you have any evidence showing otherwise, that in fact something like 85 or 90 cents of every dollar sent to Washington gets distributed equitably among the various groups in America that need govt help I would be happy to look at it, I wont be holding my breath though, you wont be able to find it. There is room for some fat to be cut (RE: a few beauracrats may be on the unemployment lines themselves for once) in every single govt program including meals on wheels.

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Response to Frankenvoter (Reply #78)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 08:29 AM

80. Not looking down?

if they got them through Medicaid to begin with that means they didn't buy them, the taxpayers did.

Yeah. Sure.

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Response to Immacolata (Reply #80)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 10:24 AM

84. Pure sarcasm

Do you really think I'd be happy taking elderly americans dentures away from them? Now I know why the onion has readers who think it's a credible source.

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Response to Immacolata (Reply #80)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 11:38 AM

85. I just realized you never answered my question about benefits to people filtered through govt.

About 20 cents on the dollar. Where does all the rest of it go? Why would a church organization with that type of a ratio be considered thieves of gullible peoples money but when government does it it's considered to be for the common good?

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Response to Moe Zarella (Original post)

Thu Mar 16, 2017, 12:34 PM

16. Trump will now be know as "The Cat Food Don".

 

Now let's wait for the RWNJ justifications for starving the elderly and disabled....



Evil righty wants a Warsaw Ghetto scenario for the poor.

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Response to meanitt (Reply #16)

Thu Mar 16, 2017, 12:48 PM

21. I picture Righty standing over grandma shouting "Pull yourself up by your bootstraps and

 

get a job, grandma."

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Response to Moe Zarella (Reply #21)

Thu Mar 16, 2017, 01:57 PM

54. Yes, they are pretty tough with old ladies, kids and disabled people.

 

Other than those people, they are in their hidey-holes with their favorite Communist made SKS rifle getting the vapors.


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Response to Moe Zarella (Original post)

Thu Mar 16, 2017, 12:56 PM

23. please detail where the Federal gov't is required to feed people.

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Response to Moe Zarella (Original post)

Thu Mar 16, 2017, 12:58 PM

27. Hopefully low enough to start reducing the National Debt

Ya boy Obie doubled it

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Response to oflguy (Reply #27)

Thu Mar 16, 2017, 01:19 PM

37. "Obie doubled it" THAT'S A REPUB LIE. A Republican Congress doubled it.

 

Obviously you didn't read the proposed budget nor the article. The budget will include $54 billion increase in the military budget.

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Response to Moe Zarella (Original post)

Thu Mar 16, 2017, 01:39 PM

47. Instead of crying about it, just buy your folks some food

 

Problem solved.

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Response to The More You Know V2 (Reply #47)

Thu Mar 16, 2017, 02:01 PM

57. Another "Just let them die" Righty.

 

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Response to Moe Zarella (Reply #57)

Thu Mar 16, 2017, 02:26 PM

62. I routinely volunteer for MOW around holidays

 

They don't survive on gov money but not to worry, the left will most certainly flood them with donations right? Oh wait, you left wing fuckers NEVER step up to help the social programs you feel are critical to survival, you just whine and cry when others don't.

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Response to The More You Know V2 (Reply #62)

Sat Mar 18, 2017, 12:40 AM

67. Around holidays? What about the other

364 days a year MOW bring lunch to seniors?

Most volunteers I know have regular weekly routes. I didn't know they brought in day trippers.

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Response to John Q Citizen (Reply #67)

Sat Mar 18, 2017, 10:35 PM

74. I volunteer for other groups, MOW loses a lot of their regular drivers during holidays

 

Because they travel to visit family so my family likes to volunteer for the weeks before and after Christmas, Thanksgiving and New Years.

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Response to The More You Know V2 (Reply #74)

Sun Mar 19, 2017, 11:05 PM

75. That makes sense.

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Response to Moe Zarella (Original post)

Thu Mar 16, 2017, 02:03 PM

58. And Snopes says - Mostly False

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Response to Moe Zarella (Original post)

Thu Mar 16, 2017, 02:51 PM

64. Not to worry, his voters will complain about it when it affects them first hand.

 

All Trumps policies are going to hurt his biggest group of voters. His poor white south will take it hard. It will be funny to watch them still blame Dems.

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Response to Tex (Reply #64)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 06:41 AM

79. So true.

Morning Joe was just talking all about this. They gave AZ as one example. It doesn't look good for Trump and supporters.

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Response to Moe Zarella (Original post)

Thu Mar 16, 2017, 02:56 PM

65. Fake News!

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Response to Liberty (Reply #65)

Fri Mar 17, 2017, 11:08 PM

66. The lack of intellect of these responses is very telling. Did you graduate from Jr High?

 

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Response to Moe Zarella (Reply #66)

Sat Mar 18, 2017, 02:06 PM

68. An ignorant false OP doesn't deserve an intelligent response.

Try harder next time.

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Response to Moe Zarella (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 04:58 PM

88. Brace yourself

Much, much more is coming that will make a 3% cut to Meals on Wheels look like pennies.

The free ride is over. The 20 trillion dollar debt we have charged on our children and grandchildren's tab is about to get a responsible treatment for a refreshing change. Is the debt going to increase? Yes, at first, but Trump is the first president in a long, long time to take a responsible track to government spending.

And its high time.

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Response to Moe Zarella (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 05:40 PM

90. I assume you're planning to apologize for the astounding ignorance in your OP.

I'll be waiting

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