MEALS ON WHEELS, HOUSTON, TEXAS.
A local woman I know gets a lunch delivered to her mailbox every day by Meals on Wheels at a cost of $3.00 per lunch. The servings are small. One can purchase a frozen dinner at the supermarket that is significantly larger for less than $3.00.
Last night, Twitter erupted with the “Trump is going to starve grandma to death” libtard nonsense.
Snopes debunked the liberal claims. Originally, the Snopes rating was “Mostly false.” I see it’s been changed to “Mixture”.
The text at Snopes appears to be the same as I copied and pasted earlier today before the rating change.
Excerpt from Snopes
On 15 March 2017, the web site Occupy Democrats published an article about a blueprint budget released by the Trump administration under the sensationalized title “Trump Just Announced Plan to End ‘Meals on Wheels’ for Seniors.” Although the text of the article was largely accurate, the clickbait headline misled many readers into believing that President Trump had specifically proposed to eliminate Meals on Wheels, a service that delivers meals to individuals at home (primarily seniors) who are unable to purchase or prepare meals for themselves.
However, President Trump’s blueprint budget does not mention or target Meals on Wheels, nor would the adoption of that budget spell the end of Meals on Wheels. Rather, the blueprint contained a section proposing the elimination of funding for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program:
Eliminates funding for the Community Development Block Grant program, a savings of $3 billion from the 2017 annualized CR level. The Federal Government has spent over $150 billion on this block grant since its inception in 1974, but the program is not well-targeted to the poorest populations and has not demonstrated results.
The Community Development Block Grand Program is used to fund a variety of community projects by providing grants to state and local governments, who then allocate the funds to city programs (of which Meals on Wheels is one example):
The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program is a flexible program that provides communities with resources to address a wide range of unique community development needs. Beginning in 1974, the CDBG program is one of the longest continuously run programs at HUD. The CDBG program provides annual grants on a formula basis to 1209 general units of local government and States.
The CDBG program works to ensure decent affordable housing, to provide services to the most vulnerable in our communities, and to create jobs through the expansion and retention of businesses. CDBG is an important tool for helping local governments tackle serious challenges facing their communities. The CDBG program has made a difference in the lives of millions of people and their communities across the Nation.
As CNN noted, one example of how the federal CDBG program works is as follows:
The government of San Jose, California, spends federal CDBG funds on homeless outreach, resolving “slum and blight” and other community development needs.
In a statement issued before Trump’s budget blueprint was released, the city said it expected to receive more than $2.5 million in funding for the 2016-2017 fiscal year. It planned to spend $100,650 of that on Meals on Wheels.
Other expenditures included legal aid, senior assistance, literacy programs and home repair for the poor.
The elimination of the federal CDBG program would reduce local funding for a number of programs, including Meals on Wheels. However, according to the Meals on Wheels 2015 annual report, the majority of their funding (about 84%) comes from individual contributions, while only 3% comes from federal grants such as the CDBG program provides. Meals on Wheels might have to make up some revenue shortfalls through alternative sources if the CDBG program were eliminated, but they wouldn’t be shut down.
Twitter is a liberal sewer. The left’s lies are easily exposed. In this case, the exposure came from the dodgy liberal Snopes site.
The more the left lies blatantly, the more disgusting they become in the eyes of people who value truth. Kudos to Snopes this time for exposing the actual situation. Kudos to Trump for trying to kill an ineffective, wasteful bloc grant program that needs to be killed off.
There must be thousands more Tweets like these that reflect the liberal mindset that if you repeat a lie often enough, it becomes the truth.