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At a news conference Thursday, Mick Mulvaney, President Trump’s budget chief, defended proposed cuts to the Meals on Wheels program, which provides food aid to needy senior citizens, by saying the program is one of many that is “just not showing any results.”

Meals on Wheels is a nonprofit group that receives funding from the federal government, state and local governments and private donors. “We serve more than 2.4 million seniors from 60 to 100+ years old each year,” the organization writes. “They are primarily older than 60 and because of physical limitations or financial reasons, have difficulty shopping for or preparing meals for themselves.”

If that doesn’t clear the bar for “results,” as Mulvaney put it, there’s also been a fair amount of peer-reviewed research on the efficacy of the program.

A 2013 review of studies, for instance, found that home-delivered meal programs for seniors “significantly improve diet quality, increase nutrient intakes, and reduce food insecurity and nutritional risk among participants. Other beneficial outcomes include increased socialization opportunities, improvement in dietary adherence, and higher quality of life.”

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At a news conference Thursday, Mick Mulvaney, President Trump’s budget chief, defended proposed cuts to the Meals on Wheels program, which provides food aid to needy senior citizens, by saying the program is one of many that is “just not showing any results.”

Meals on Wheels is a nonprofit group that receives funding from the federal government, state and local governments and private donors. “We serve more than 2.4 million seniors from 60 to 100+ years old each year,” the organization writes. “They are primarily older than 60 and because of physical limitations or financial reasons, have difficulty shopping for or preparing meals for themselves.”

If that doesn’t clear the bar for “results,” as Mulvaney put it, there’s also been a fair amount of peer-reviewed research on the efficacy of the program.

A 2013 review of studies, for instance, found that home-delivered meal programs for seniors “significantly improve diet quality, increase nutrient intakes, and reduce food insecurity and nutritional risk among participants. Other beneficial outcomes include increased socialization opportunities, improvement in dietary adherence, and higher quality of life.”

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Budget needs to be cut. Unlike the past President, President Trump has presented a budget proposal. Somebody's not going to be happy.
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Budget needs to be cut. Unlike the past President, President Trump has presented a budget proposal. Somebody's not going to be happy.
I suspect pretty soon that will be da Donald..if he has ever been happy the pouty little brat he is.
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Budget needs to be cut. Unlike the past President, President Trump has presented a budget proposal. Somebody's not going to be happy.
The Left is under the impression that "more money" equals "everyone gets served" and "less money" equals "people die in the streets"...They have no concept on how bad agencies are administered or how much is wasted through incompetence, laziness, or negligence...

Remember when the IRS spent MILLIONS on "conferences"?...

Liberals immediately run to the nearest microphone to yell "ebil"!!!! without ever mentioning a peep about "efficiency"...

As for Meals on Wheels, the federal government is the fifth largest source of funding...friggin' FIFTH!...
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The Left is under the impression that "more money" equals "everyone gets served" and "less money" equals "people die in the streets"...They have no concept on how bad agencies are administered or how much is wasted through incompetence, laziness, or negligence...

Remember when the IRS spent MILLIONS on "conferences"?...

Liberals immediately run to the nearest microphone to yell "ebil"!!!! without ever mentioning a peep about "efficiency"...
Didn't realize the IRS was a charity like Meals on Wheels...
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Didn't realize the IRS was a charity like Meals on Wheels...
Charities...agencies...anything with taxpayer dollars should run on efficiency...NOT the amount their receiving...
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I suspect pretty soon that will be da Donald..if he has ever been happy the pouty little brat he is.
Faux outrage not based in fact. President Trump proposed a budget. That so far is it. End of story comes later.

The left lost. The left does not accept losses as their failures. The left is unhappy. Unless the left figures out why they lost, they will be unhappy for quite a while.
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The left lost. The left does not accept losses as their failures. The left is unhappy. Unless the left figures out why they lost, they will be unhappy for quite a while.
Remember when Republicans got smacked in 2006 and 2008?...All of the stories were "Republican navel-gaze and try to figure out how they screwed up!!!"...

Now, when the Dems got smacked, the narrative is "Stay the course! Full speed ahead!!!!"...
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At a news conference Thursday, Mick Mulvaney, President Trump’s budget chief, defended proposed cuts to the Meals on Wheels program, which provides food aid to needy senior citizens, by saying the program is one of many that is “just not showing any results.”

Meals on Wheels is a nonprofit group that receives funding from the federal government, state and local governments and private donors. “We serve more than 2.4 million seniors from 60 to 100+ years old each year,” the organization writes. “They are primarily older than 60 and because of physical limitations or financial reasons, have difficulty shopping for or preparing meals for themselves.”

If that doesn’t clear the bar for “results,” as Mulvaney put it, there’s also been a fair amount of peer-reviewed research on the efficacy of the program.

A 2013 review of studies, for instance, found that home-delivered meal programs for seniors “significantly improve diet quality, increase nutrient intakes, and reduce food insecurity and nutritional risk among participants. Other beneficial outcomes include increased socialization opportunities, improvement in dietary adherence, and higher quality of life.”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...=.25778b2024b4


Since I deliver meals on wheels, I can tell you that most of the food served is unpalatable. The communities that have such programs have to adhere to many federal regulations that eats up their budgets so that they must buy the cheapest crap possible. If one thought mama obama's lunch program meals were detestable, you would get the same when looking at many of the meals served to seniors.

Much of the food is thrown out, (just like obama's lunches were,) it does not socialize anything for some seniors as they are home bound and alone. Nor does it improve the diet.

Seniors are also charged for the service. It is asked that they pay up to three dollars per meal, which averages out to $60 bucks a month. Many of the seniors could afford to pay that amount, but chose not to do so because of their entitlement mentality.

One more note, to say that meals on wheels reduces food insecurity and nutritional risk among participants is a lie. Many times during the year because of weather meals are not delivered at all, and the people will be given little to no notice what so ever. They also don't deliver on weekends or government holidays. There are times that seniors will go four days without their meals on wheels.

This program would better be served by the private sector, but because of government regulations and interference it can't work. Cut the funding at the federal level and let the states handle it without all the regulations.
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The Left is under the impression that "more money" equals "everyone gets served" and "less money" equals "people die in the streets"...They have no concept on how bad agencies are administered or how much is wasted through incompetence, laziness, or negligence...

Remember when the IRS spent MILLIONS on "conferences"?...

Liberals immediately run to the nearest microphone to yell "ebil"!!!! without ever mentioning a peep about "efficiency"...

As for Meals on Wheels, the federal government is the fifth largest source of funding...friggin' FIFTH!...
And if public funding goes away, the 20% or so will be picked up by someone else, or the meals on wheels will buy store brand cheddar for their mac and cheese instead of the Kraft. The program will survive.
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