So far, we’ve watched Trump’s proposals for a budget come forward with disgust. He wants to slash or eliminate every single decent thing the government attempts to control. None of it’s perfect, but the environmental stuff is pretty important. So, what else could Trump want to eliminate? What else does he deem so unimportant it should be eliminated?
He wants the elderly to go hungry.
The Washington Post reported the Department of Housing and Urban Development would receive a 13 percent cut in funding. Part of what would be cut would be the $3 billion Community Development Block Grant program.
What’s so significant about that? News flash, the Community Development Block Grant program provides funding for the Meals on Wheels program. On their website, the Meals on Wheels organization describes themselves.
‘Meals on Wheels specializes in addressing the unique needs of America’s most vulnerable and high-risk senior and disabled populations. For more than 40 years, our services have effectively improved health outcomes and quality of life for millions of clients each year, while reducing risks, hospital readmissions and overall healthcare costs.
…Fueled by a commitment to address senior hunger and isolation, Meals on Wheels provides the basic support that seniors need to maintain their health and independence in virtually every community in America.’
Often, elderly men and women become unable to drive. If they have no outside help, there goes trips to the grocery store. If they live on a fixed-income, with high drug prices, they often have to choose between prescriptions and basic nutrition, and our orange-haired lice-infested dribble of a president wants to take away $3 billion of funding from them. Either he doesn’t care, or he has no clue what these grants do for people and is just choosing willy nilly what he wants to cut.
With the news coming out this is part of the proposed budget, Twitter has responded with a poignant hashtag #LetThemDie and users are voicing their outrage over the social media outlet. Here are some of their responses.
‘Cut & clear message from the US senate on health care, If you’re worth less you’re worthless.’ #LetThemDie #Trump #GOP #Congress’
Cut & clear message from the US senate on health care,
— NotMyPresidentEither (@Spam4Trump) March 16, 2017
‘#LetThemDie @realDonaldTrump I’ve delivered meals to homebound for 30+ years, I’ve seen the need. People will die without this help.’
— PB&J Lady (@PBJLady) March 16, 2017
‘It’s survival of the fittest in #Trumpland. Between #MealsOnWheels and #Trumpcare the #GOP motto is #LetThemDie. #trumpbudget #sad @POTUS’
— Nikki (@jrpaws) March 16, 2017
‘apparently the thing keep America from being great was that damn meals on wheels #MAGA #LetThemDie’
— enemy dave (@octopossum) March 16, 2017
‘Because the poor and disabled should just eat each other. Solves two problems! #LetThemDie #mealsonwheels’
— solublefish (@MySolubleFish) March 16, 2017
‘@Rosie @HuffPostPol @realDonaldTrump We can build a STUPID wall but not feed the aged and sick. #LetThemDie Despicable’
— Betsy (@bosslady64) March 16, 2017
‘I mean have you tasted the steak? It’s shit. Let’s just scrap the program. #LetThemDie’
I mean have you tasted the steak? It’s shit. Let’s just scrap the program. #LetThemDie
— Sara (@hutch_iswhatsup) March 16, 2017