Trump’s Budget Chief Argues That Starving Old People By Cutting ‘Meals On Wheels’ Is ‘Compassionate’

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On Thursday, White House budget chief Mick Mulvaney tried to defend the Trump administration’s plans to gut social welfare programs such as Meals on Wheels as well as after-school educational services, arguing that those programs don’t show results. When a reporter asked Mulvaney about the Meals on Wheels program, he replied:

“Meals on Wheels sounds great,” Mulvaney said during the White House news briefing, adding that “we’re not going to spend [money] on programs that cannot show that they actually deliver the promises that we’ve made to people.”

The Reporter then asked about cuts to programs like an after school educational service that serves at least 800 children in rural areas of Pennsylvania, noting that many similar areas helped President Donald Trump get elected.

“They’re supposed to be educational programs, right? I mean, that’s what they’re supposed to do. They’re supposed to help kids who don’t get fed at home get fed so they do better in school,” Mulvaney said. “Guess what? There’s no demonstrable evidence they’re actually doing that. There’s no demonstrable evidence they’re actually helping results, helping kids do better in school… the way we justified it was, these programs are going to help these kids do better in school and get better jobs. And we can’t prove that that’s happening.”

Mulvaney said that cutting social programs that don’t show results, is “compassionate” because it takes the taxpayer into consideration not just the people in need.

“They’re supposed to be educational programs, right? I mean, that’s what they’re supposed to do. They’re supposed to help kids who don’t get fed at home get fed so they do better in school,” Mulvaney said. “Guess what? There’s no demonstrable evidence they’re actually doing that. There’s no demonstrable evidence they’re actually helping results, helping kids do better in school… the way we justified it was, these programs are going to help these kids do better in school and get better jobs. And we can’t prove that that’s happening.”

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What does it say about a society when it’s more concerned about the wealth of the most fortunate as opposed to the needs of the least? It seems that we’ll find out the answer over the next four years.

 

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