White House budget director Mick Mulvaney, discussed President Trump’s newly proposed budget last week. Here is how he justified the President’s proposed cuts to Meals on Wheels and after school programs that provide meals for children.
When it comes to helping feed the elderly:
“We can’t spend money on programs just because they sound good. Meals on Wheels sounds great. We cannot defend that anymore. 20 trillion dollars in debt. We’re going to spend money, we’re going to spend a lot of money but we’re not going to spend it on programs that can’t deliver the promises we made to people.”
When it comes to helping feed school children:
“They’re supposed to help kids who don’t get fed at home get fed so they do better in school. Guess what? There’s no evidence they’re actually doing that. There’s no evidence they’re helping kids do better in school, which is what–when we took your money from you to say, we’re going to spend them on after-school programs, we justified it by saying these kids will do better in school and get jobs. We have no proof that’s helping.”
He might have added, “Are there no workhouses? Are there no orphanages?”…but he didn’t….So there we have it. There is no proof that feeding hungry seniors and/or hungry school children helps!
Not as in, helps hungry people eat, but as in, helps American taxpayers get something for their money. Like a profit? Or tangible benefit? Or bang for our tax buck? But we will be spending an additional 54 billion dollars on military equipment and hardware so the President’s budget does have a bright side…if that is the sort of thing that brightens your day.
However, if this budget proposal gets the approval of Congress then I think they should also remove Lady Liberty’s torch and replace it with her middle finger and amend the plaque beneath her with the phrase “Turn ye around all who seek to enter and go back from whence ye came and while ye are at it look out for a bomb with your name on it!”
But I’m just a liberal democrat so what do I know? If this is the mandate Americans were hoping for when they voted for Mr. Trump…so be it…or should I rather say…Amen?