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    Wow, I was worried there for a minute but apparently the meals on wheels program at Mar A Lago is not in danger of being discontinued.

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    Yes and the real Meals On Wheels Program is also not in any danger of being discontinued.

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    genglandoh could be right in a manner of speaking. Trump's rather skimpy budget fantasy does appear to get rid of the program but congressional Republicans like Chris Collins have publicly and bluntly laughed that idiot's idea off.

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    I wonder what Trump, frustrated by his own side and the civil service that actually runs the country, will do.
    There was a post that talked of hundreds of positions that are NOT filled yet, and the suggestion they will not be. Any developments on that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian McColgin View Post
    genglandoh could be right in a manner of speaking. Trump's rather skimpy budget fantasy does appear to get rid of the program but congressional Republicans like Chris Collins have publicly and bluntly laughed that idiot's idea off.
    You may not know that Meals on Wheels only gets 3% of its funds from the Government.

    Post from the other thread on the subject.

    Quote Originally Posted by woodpile View Post
    Sounds like not many here have a clue as to how Meals ON Wheels operates.

    1. It's not a government based program, it is community based, a relative ran it in a local town for over 20 years.
    2 .97% of it's funding is corporate and foundation grants, contributions and other sources, the federal government provides only 3%.
    3. A lot of left spin here without any facts, no one is going to be denied a meal.

    Read and learn, pg. 18, financials. http://www.mealsonwheelsamerica.org/...l.pdf?sfvrsn=2

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    6 days.

    That's how many days Melania Trump would need to spend in the White House, and not in NYC, to cover the cuts to MoW.
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    Glen, Trump wants to get rid of several small programs as a cost savings to the American Taxpayer, yet, we're out almost $20,000,000 in taxes to pay for his Florida weekends. Don't you detect the slightest hypocracy?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Dryfoot View Post
    6 days.

    That's how many days Melania Trump would need to spend in the White House, and not in NYC, to cover the cuts to MoW.
    That particular math needs to be repeated so it truly sinks in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe (SoCal) View Post
    That particular math needs to be repeated so it truly sinks in.
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    Pffft ... federal funding.
    What country do those funds come from anyway?

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    Quote Originally Posted by genglandoh View Post
    You may not know that Meals on Wheels only gets 3% of its funds from the Government.

    Post from the other thread on the subject.
    What others may not realize is that most charities have someone rich who is willing and able to make up for the loss of funding.

    I checked on one Meals on Wheels program. The top 5 donors provided almost 30% of the revenue. I recognized at least one donor name - a billionaire who gave a token $50K. I am sure he is willing to make up any shortfall.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Too Little Time View Post
    What others may not realize is that most charities have someone rich who is willing and able to make up for the loss of funding.

    I checked on one Meals on Wheels program. The top 5 donors provided almost 30% of the revenue. I recognized at least one donor name - a billionaire who gave a token $50K. I am sure he is willing to make up any shortfall.
    I expect with all the News about the program donation will increase more then 3%

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    Quote Originally Posted by genglandoh View Post
    I expect with all the News about the program donation will increase more then 3%
    I hope you are right! I certainly wouldn't want anyone left to the mercy of your charity!

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    Charity is not the solution to America's socioeconomic problems.... it's just the excuse given by today's conservatives, to let themselves off the hook for what most certainly should be a national concern. Charity will NEVER replace government, in terms of trying to find solutions for these problems. It's not 'socialism' I'm talking about... it's humanitarianism, common sense, and a shared interest in seeing to it that no one is left behind in our society. 'Every man for himself' and 'I've got mine, so screw you' is NOT the national ethos... at least, it never used to be, until recently.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Norman Bernstein View Post
    Charity is not the solution to America's socioeconomic problems.... it's just the excuse given by today's conservatives, to let themselves off the hook for what most certainly should be a national concern. Charity will NEVER replace government, in terms of trying to find solutions for these problems. It's not 'socialism' I'm talking about... it's humanitarianism, common sense, and a shared interest in seeing to it that no one is left behind in our society. 'Every man for himself' and 'I've got mine, so screw you' is NOT the national ethos... at least, it never used to be, until recently.
    Prior to the mid 80's the federal government practiced racial discrimination in housing. Which led to segregated housing and schools. And at least a lost generation for black kids. We know that because a federal court handed down a decision in the mid 80's saying so. The federal government has ignored that court order except in the specific city where the claim was pursued. Obama made a single comment about that in his last year in office. And he suggested something needed to be done. And nothing happened.

    The government seems to be as much "I've got mine, so screw you" as individuals.

    Scary words to many: "Hi. I am from the government and I am here to help."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Norman Bernstein View Post
    Charity is not the solution to America's socioeconomic problems.... it's just the excuse given by today's conservatives, to let themselves off the hook for what most certainly should be a national concern. Charity will NEVER replace government, in terms of trying to find solutions for these problems. It's not 'socialism' I'm talking about... it's humanitarianism, common sense, and a shared interest in seeing to it that no one is left behind in our society. 'Every man for himself' and 'I've got mine, so screw you' is NOT the national ethos... at least, it never used to be, until recently.
    I think you are wrong.
    Charities are much better at helping people.
    When the Government gets involved many people decide that do not need to personally help and do not get involved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skuthorp View Post
    I wonder what Trump, frustrated by his own side and the civil service that actually runs the country, will do.
    Maybe true, but I was told today about civil servants who are fleeing certain departments, agencies and administrations. They are leaving government, taking retirement, and transferring into more secure areas. They don't just run the country, they are running scared.

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    And they are the ones with alternatives, the ones you want to keep. The ones left behind are often not the best and brightest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skuthorp View Post
    And they are the ones with alternatives, the ones you want to keep. The ones left behind are often not the best and brightest.
    Or they are the youngest and least experienced. Either way, knowledge is fleeing certain areas where we will want it again when this nonsense is over.

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