Trump Budget Chief: Programs To Feed Needy Children And Seniors “Just Don’t Show Any Results” [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports:

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.”

Mulvaney is a co-founder of the far-right House Freedom Caucus, every evangelical’s wet dream.

      • Dave B

        I’ve been saying this for months.

      • JCF

        I was just reading an article today, on how Millenials don’t get the “Russia thing”. “How is it any different than talking to England or France?” one asked. How ’bout you ask all the dead Russian journalists and opposition leaders, huh?

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        • Stephen Elliot Phillips

          Well england and france didnt hack our elections.
          That what the dumbasses need to be told

      • canoebum

        There’s an expression in Buddhism that is apt here:
        “As a sutra says, only worms born of the lion’s body feed on the lion. A person of great fortune will never be ruined by enemies, but may be ruined by those who are close.”
        To put it more plainly, we can never be defeated by outside forces, but only devoured from within. These guys are off to a good start.

  • Chuck in NYC

    What would a proper result be? A “Thank You Jesus” note that gets pooped out in the clients’ bowel movements??

  • Stogiebear

    Results? I guess it’s time for those children and elderly to start saving and mailing off their feces to this asshole so he has some concrete results that they are indeed benefitting from these food programs.

  • Tawreos

    This has got to be the biggest bunch of bullshit I have heard in a long damn time. I guess the old and the young can die or start donating to the GOP.

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    • kaydenpat

      God Over People works too.

    • Christian1234567

      I like this. I was saying Greedy Old Perverts, but yours is better

    • Jerry

      “Hunger Games, Part V: GOP Budget”. At least the GOP congress may be finally over the ridiculous notion that tax cuts pay for themselves.

  • Do Something Nice

    I’m not convinced that Trump voters voted for this, given that they were told that Mexico was going to pay for the wall.

    Do we kill seniors, have hungry students and slaughter Big Bird just to build this fucking wall?

    • I am positive this is not what they thought they were going to get. Doesn’t absolve them of culpability, but yeah — Donald’s message was he was not only not going to touch the benefits they depend on, he was going to make ’em better.

      Basically, for his crowds, he spun himself as a kind of apolitical Santa Claus who’d give all the good little Trumpers whatever they desired. (Meanwhile trolling them all by illegally playing the Rolling Stones ‘You Can’t Always Get What You Want’ as his personal theme music.)

      They were conned, and for that, I’m able to muster a small amount of pity. But that’s all. They helped create the nightmare we all have to live in now, and apparently are going to get it even worse than most others. Maybe that’s karma, I don’t know.

      • i have professed my love for you many times, on account of your brilliance. would you mind if i posted this comment elsewhere? you are a goddess of cutting thru bullshit and getting to the chase. i Adore you.

        • Sure, but just post it as “found this on the internet, author gave me permission to repost” if you don’t mind?

          • i did. now they all want to know who you are; so few women actually mandate my attention cause i’m Haughty and Arrogant.

            come on by Eschaton, some time. it has been my home blog for a long, long time, in interwebs years. the people there are just like here. They Get It, as much as you do.

            /suggestively shows promising length of supple, long thighs thru silken gauze

    • Snarkaholic

      Chump’s reply: “These are a few of my favorite thiiiings!”

    • zhera

      No food, no art, no job. But a damn fine selection of military equipment and a wall to protect Mexico from the mass immigration in the near future.

    • WretchedMouse
    • RoFaWh

      The entire Drumpf campaign looks more and more like a bait’n’switch operation.

  • billbear1961

    You fucking evil BASTARD!

    This regime is pure EVIL.

    If we fail to bring it down, the nation will lose its SOUL!!

    Resistance is a moral ABSOLUTE!!

    • Judas Peckerwood

      It’s like having President Lex Luthor, minus the intelligence.

      • zhera

        And charm.

        • RaygunsGoZap

          And sexual charisma

          • and sexual potency.

          • zhera

            And good hair!

          • RoFaWh

            And suits that fit!

          • teeveedub

            And the vocabulary.

          • and the better fashion sense

        • Saying Trump is not intelligent is the equivalent of saying God has no power.

          Our entire 6,000 years of earth history & hundreds of millions of American patriots Trump voters beg to differ.

          • JCF

            “the christian view”

            Bullshit! You wouldn’t recognize Jesus of Nazareth, pds, if you were crucifying him (which, as you do to the “least of these”, is EXACTLY what you are doing)

            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c4048a654aaff42f614ecbce49784cc6a570057f2336bdc7cdda45a6bc37a7f1.jpg

          • teeveedub

            For someone who “correspond with 21 Nobel Laureates for the past 23 years,” you do seem to have trouble with basic arithmetic.

            6,000 years? Are you one of those folks who think Jesus was alive and hanging around with dinosaurs. Dinosaurs became extinct about 65 million years ago. (Science!) And, if you believe the mythology, Christ was alive around 2,000 years ago.

            And “hundreds of millions of American patriots Trump voters”? Here is the actual vote count:

            – Clinton: 65,844,610 (48.2%)
            – Trump: 62,979,636 (46.1%)
            – Others: 7,804,213 (5.7%)

            That means that 10,669,187 more people voted for someone other than Trump.

            If you think that you’re going to troll or proselytize on this site, you better get your facts straight because, in amongst the banter and the snark, you’ll likely find some of the most well informed commenters on the web.

          • Stephen Elliot Phillips

            Touche!

          • Bad Tom

            ‘pds the christian view’ upvoted your comment too.

          • canoebum

            I read the comment from pds the christian view as satire. Am I wrong? Is it satire or stupidity?

          • B Snow

            I couldn’t decide either. The “6000 years” is usually a giveaway of satire, but the user bio is a bit suss.

          • Bad Tom

            I think you are right.
            There’s a fine line between successful and failed satire.
            Failed satire just seems stupid.

          • DonnaLee

            And we can speak about the recounts which should have happened, but honestly I find it fascinating to watch Republicans have to battle their own voters. They’re paying too much attention, and they can’t have their people looking too closely at what they’re doing.

          • Bad Tom

            (Note, ‘pds the christian view’ upvoted your comment)

          • Wynter Marie Starr

            I honestly think this is satire on your part. I know I get a chuckle at your words when you spout out the GOP line,

          • Bad Tom

            I am convinced it is satire.

          • Librarykid

            “6000 years of earth history” sort of pegs you as one of the group of people who deny science and don’t use the brains God gave you, not to mention not knowing proper grammar.

          • zhera

            OMNEG! You’re funny. 😀

          • RoFaWh

            I really wish you’d learn the use of slash emojis, like this:

            /snark

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    • Smokey
      • JCF

        Ah, Rutter “Requiem”. Heaven on Earth. (my choir is singing “The Lord is My Shepherd” from the Requiem, in couple of weeks)

        • Hryflex

          When I first introduced “The Lord is My Shepherd” to my choir, I had an alto who complained that she didn’t like it very much. By the time we actually sang it though, she loved it so much that she cried through the whole thing.

          • JCF

            Heh, I first sang it 25 years ago in the choir of Union Theological Seminary: Union being Union, we alternated God’s gender every other line (I particularly remember “She shall convert my soul”)!

            My Episcopal parish is average—which is to say liberal, LGBT-affirming. But I haven’t yet been able to talk my choir director into inclusive-gender God-talk! }-/

    • djcoastermark

      I fear a large potion of the country (i.e. red states) has already lost it’s soul. But hey, as long as we aint got no abortions and uppity queer rites, we’re good. Resist their crap already, peoples lives depend on it .

    • DaddyRay

      Sing Out Billbear

    • b

      What a sniveling bratty nerd! Feeding kids and elderly shows no results!! Nuts. what do you want them to do? report: I’m not hungry anymore. ASSHOLE privileged BRATS.

      Conservatives just do not care about others. Period.

    • Clive Johnson

      Agree 100%.

      Everyone left of center should vow the following: Once power is retaken everything gets restored–heating assistance for the poor, the EPA, the NEA, etc., and their budgets increased where needed. And the billionaire thieves who’ve pulled this quasi-coup must finally pay their fair share. 80% tax rates again on the wealthy and on Wall Street transactions? Let’s do it.

      • you Sniveling Moderate. 80%?

        the 1% are all Traitors. there is only one solution for them and their money. TCE for the first, confiscation and application of the second, to feed and house and educate the 99%.

        • Lena

          And full restoration of the estate tax, too!

    • raybob

      Going to a party to write our congressmen tonight, state and fed. We do this every week now.

    • jonfromcalifornia

      What do you expect from Evangelical and conservative Catholic Trump supporters? Charity? Compassion?

    • MarkOH

      Well, he is right. These programs don’t show a PROFIT like the large military machine that the GOP is all invested in. The GOPs chant of “money, money, money” is only matched by “white power, white power, white power”. UGH.

  • Wesinoregon

    He should take a trip to 3rd world countries. Then give THEM meals on wheels and see if he can see any results. Or he can cut it and wait for the same results here which we don’t want to see.

    • RoFaWh

      He wouldn’t care. He has less empathy than my cat, darling though she be, even less than any random rock one finds. He is fundamentally a sadist working out his perversion in a political way.

  • Joe, please don’t ban me for this comment. govt watchers: you already know this is what i think. fuck you. fuck all you fascists.

    i really want to hang you all. after a speedy, Constitutionally sound trial where you are judged by a jury of your peers. but i am reading a book in which one of the characters is a righteous Carnifex. i want to be this person, very much. i even know how to do it right!

    this guy? he would get the full blow lower-level treatment at the Citadel’s most feared fortress, home of the Guild of the Seekers of Truth and Penitence. they banned women from that one, about a million years in the future, for a reason. I know what i am about, and i want to put my hands on you, so much. fear me.

    • RoFaWh

      She’s referring to Gene Wolfe’s tetralogy The Book of the New Sun. There are a few sequels not part of the main narrative.

      Sounder comment: I wanna be the one to flip the switch after The Donald is strapped into the device which “awakens that within you which hates you.” [Did I quote that right?]

      • i wondered if anyone here would get that. kudos, fellow sci fi reader.

        they are really the greatest books of all time, and i can quote them extensively, as can my lover, who is reading them for the second time again, right now.

        we spend sexy nights before bed, going over all the detail. i’m a linguist, so i get them. it’s nice, and a wonderful distraction that is 100X better than video, if you want to think about Something Else than is happening in murka right now. rich and deep, like treasure chests from the bottom of the ocean, which brings up fresh lobster and swordfish too, when hauled up in the net to the fishing boat.

        • and what is being referred to here is a torture device, one that makes the person who is put upon it kill themselves, slowly. the Revolutionary, it is called. it makes the hands of the prisoner their own worst enemy, which after treatment want to rip out hair and nail and tooth and eye slowly, until nothing is left. you just leave them in the oubliette, until they have slaughtered their own flesh.

          see, i told you. “no women are allowed in the Guild,” because we are too cruel. really we are. don’t wake that part of me, drumpf/bannon/putin.

  • Princess Lardass

    I want to believe in karma. And I hope it’s a draconian bitch!

  • Cuberly

    I watched a fair number of snippets of this fuckstain. He really flat-out just doesn’t give a damn. He even gets pissy when asked about any form of compassionate assistance. He’s pissy because he doesn’t care. It’s not his heartless assholery that’s the problem it’s the media daring to ask questions or even question how harsh the cuts are.

    What is wrong with these people!?!?!?!?!

    • RoFaWh

      What is wrong with these people!?!?!?!?!

      Everything.

      This has been another edition of “Simple answers to simple questions.”

      • Cuberly

        lol…true.

      • Vista-Cruiser

        They’re Republicans.

  • DaveW

    I used to volunteer deliver. Had a woman who almost starved to death until her neighbor called MOW for help. Idiot Christian

    • billbear1961

      These hateful, RUTHLESS fascists call themselves CHRISTIANS.

  • Carl

    That’s some Dickensian bullshit right there.

  • jimbo65

    Hope those Drumf voters are kept warm and well fed by the hate and bigotry that motivated them to vote this vile charlatan in office Enjoy it while it lasts because he’s going to strip you of everything. . Too bad the rest if us have to suffer as well.

    • zhera

      They can eat ‘clean’ coal.

      • RoFaWh

        The famous train “Phoebe Snow” was so-named to publicize the hosting railroad’s use of smokeless anthracite coal.

        The Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad and its successor the Erie Lackawanna Railway were the hosting lines.

  • Smokey
    • kanehau

      Only YOU can prevent boorish liars.

    • LesbianTippingHabits

      Please remember to tip generously for good service.

      Remember, tips are good karma. And karma never lies. Thank you.

      • RoFaWh

        Having friends in the hospitality industry (big in a tourist trap city), I try to tip a minimum of 20%.

        The guy who delivered my order of Chinese take out a week ago couldn’t believe it when I I tipped $8 on a $38 tab for the food.

        Karma: the potstickers were piping hot, though perhaps that was because the restaurant is not much further from me than “just around the corner”.

        Edit: I’d be happier to live in a culture where the price of take out is higher and there is no tipping because employees are already well paid.

        • LesbianTippingHabits

          Thank you for your comment.

          Yes, I would prefer to pay for – and receive – good service as part of the posted menu price. But America is not there yet.

  • DesertSun59

    There will be a lynching of this admin soon if these things are passed and signed. Of that, I can assure you.

    • Randy503

      Fox News will blame the democrats and claim THEY were the ones to cut the funding. And these idiots will believe them.

      • billbear1961

        For Christ’s SAKE, Republicans are fully in charge–FULLY.

        Democrats have to scream about this NIGHT AND DAY.

    • Vista-Cruiser

      No, Republicans will keep their supporters as long as they make sure that poorer and darker people fare even worse.

      • Dicky

        When they get past the blaming others segment, they will definitely throw Carson under the bus first, then all of the other non-white government workers, probably as alien agents. I wonder if the next segment would be the religious doctrine wars or if they would start on their disabled next.

  • ByronK

    Evil lying motherfucker. Has this administration have no morals or shame?

    • No.

      This has been another edition of “Simple answers to simple questions.”

      • RoFaWh

        Correct in every particular and then some, as the saying goes.

  • edrex

    for fuck’s sake! NOT DYING OF HUNGER IS A FAIRLY CLEAR OUTCOME!

    • Todd20036

      You’d think, but it’s more complicated than that.

      You see these programs help “others” You know. THEM.

      Non whites. Non straights. Non Christians.

      Cant have that. Right?

      • edrex

        and non wealthy. don’t forget that.

    • Uncle Mark

      Not only that, but it allows these people to continue living in their homes, instead of ending up in an expensive state-run facility. These greedy penny-pinching fucks are being penny wise, but dollar foolish. This clearly puts more of the burden on the states again…just like Dyin’ Ryan’s “healthcare” plan.

  • bkmn
    • Todd20036

      Remember the number of vets and military personnel who voted for that Nazi

      • Ninja0980

        Yup, they wanted him, now they can suffer for it.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok
  • liondon#iamnotatraitor

    I guess Trumplethinskins think too many brown people are getting free stuff and it makes them angry.

  • Slippy_World

    Tea Pain‏ @TeaPainUSA 36m36 minutes ago

    Sorry folks, but Meals on Wheels ain’t workin’. They feed seniors one day and by the next day they’re hungry again. #Budget2017

  • AtticusP

    “Are there no prisons? Are there no workhouses?”

    • Anastasia Beaverhousen

      Thanks honey for the Charles Dickens reference. I do believe that we are looking at a revival of the Victorian era and there is that “Sweeney Todd” revival off broadway. “How satisfying for once to know, that those above will be serving those down below!”

      • AtticusP

        Sure gives a whole new meaning to the term “Trump steaks”. 🙂

  • Destroy Republicans! VOTE!

    • Cuberly

      ^^^THIS!^^^

  • Anastasia Beaverhousen

    Why did this song come to mind when I read his comments?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=7&v=o7aShcmEksw

  • BearEyes

    and higher quality of life.”

    “soft” results don’t count
    /s

  • Acronym Jim

    Translation: “It doesn’t look like we’re going to be able to take away their access to affordable healthcare, so we need to find some other way to kill off these moochers.”

    • RoFaWh

      Yet if you said that to Mulvaney’s face, there’s a pretty good chance he’d respond “what do you mean?” The right is weak at connecting action with consequences.

  • LesbianTippingHabits

    Budget Director Mulvaney is also a parsimonious (cheap) tipper.

    That comment, alone, shows this. Thank you.

  • j.martindale
  • adamj2013

    Can someone please show me the constitutional amendment that says everything the government funds has to show a profit for investors?

    • Vista-Cruiser

      Republicans are dangerously close to having enough power to amend the Constitution unilaterally. I’m sure that your idea for a constitutional amendment is already on their wish list.

  • Gustav2

    The problem with these two food programs is churches are not paid to do them

    • Cuberly

      Yep, it’s the “get on your knees and pray for it, PRAY FOR IT!” Good, now here’s your gruel.

    • ChipAustin

      Actually, a church that I was a member of years ago first brought MOW to our community. Members of the congregation served as the core of the first volunteers. (Of course, it has grown since then to include volunteers from all walks of life.) The church received no money and in fact contributed to the program when the money and grants ran short.

      • Gustav2

        Correct, they cannot have a church staffer get paid by the government to run MOW, unlike other programs in the Faith Based Inituatives.

    • McSwagg

      In Houston, Meals on Wheels is run by the Interfaith Ministries of Greater Houston, which is a coalition of religious organizations.
      https://www.imgh.org/

      • Gustav2

        Then they should like it. Some religious person is getting a tax payer funded paycheck to run the program.

        • McSwagg

          They have their problems with it because Interfaith Ministries doesn’t discriminate on any basis, serves all, and doesn’t proselytize.

  • Elsewhere1010

    The results are that children and the elderly are living better lives with food than without, and Republicans don’t like that idea.

  • Mike C

    By results he means “dead seniors and children”.

  • Adonisus

    That, my friends, is Grade-A 100% Social Darwinism made manifest. There is no other way to describe this. Next thing you know, they’ll start up mandatory sterilization and euthanasia programs for the ‘mentally feeble’.

    • billbear1961

      They can start by sterilizing THEMSELVES.

    • Octoberfurst

      But–but–but—Obama wanted death panels!!!

      • McSwagg

        The GOP plans to give you the old fashioned Death Hospitals of the Middle Ages.

  • zhera

    Sadistic sosiopaths!

    Social programs aren’t supposed to show ‘results’, fothermucker! They’re SOCIAL programs.

    They want you all dead. All the old people, gay people, immigrants, black people, trans people, poor people.

  • Rebecca Gardner

    These are not human beings. I’m starting to believe in the Lizard People and they are all Republicans.

    Here’s one eating lunch, unlike our poor children.
    https://youtu.be/PkL-s7Sskzc

    • Lazycrockett

      Sorry but the original is soooo much better.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-UzRueHi64

      • a little too long, but otherwise, lol. i only saw this series once, but it’s never left my memory. that make up, those hairstyles! i miss the 80s.

        • McSwagg

          I have the whole series on DVD.

  • djcoastermark

    I can see the ads soon to be playing in other parts of the world, “won’t you please help a starving child or senior in the USA ? For a small donation…….”

    • Menergy

      For sure… Mortified here

  • Gene

    Trump + Cabinet + all who work for him = Greedy Whore

    • RoFaWh

      They cause an emotional reaction in me similar to what I would feel if I overturned a rock and discovered some really disgusting critter living underneath it.

      The comparison is fairly artificial one. A more genuine comparison is found in the comment “the principal subjects of invertebrate zoology seem to be disgusting marine-dwelling worms.”

  • Mike C

    “When we took your money from you”. Oh fuck this guy, I’m in a rage. If you “took money from me” to feed kids, then take my money. Take more of my money. If there’s hungry kids in this country you didn’t take enough.

    • Lazycrockett

      Rather have my money spent on hunger than guns and ammo to go kill foreign threats that don’t exist.

    • McSwagg

      Ask ANY public school teacher in a poor inner city school how many children they feed from their own pocket. You would be amazed.

  • another_steve

    A very potent Yiddish curse, one that I never employ lightly (accompanied by the Evil Eye):

    A hiltsener tsung zol er bakumn.

    (He should grow a wooden tongue.)

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b769fd15c5f9f9e47be9d607894e8b913ecac63c4362fb9c0a1622407bb82523.jpg

  • SunsetGay

    Bernie Sanders recently did an MSNBC town hall in one of the poorest counties in West Virginia and one which had the highest percentage of Trump supporters.

    During this town hall he suggested single-payer healthcare to the crowded room which consisted of a large number of Trump supporters. He was met with thunderous applause.

    These people voted for Trump because he made promises to bring back their jobs and build their communities. Instead, he is now proposing to gut the very safety net that is protecting these people from death. Period.

    I was no Bernie supporter but I believe it is the moral responsibility of every living progressive to go to these communities in Appalachia, understand why they voted for Trump, and show them how Republicans are betraying them. Literally, this is LIFE OR DEATH for the people in these rural communities.

    • Randy503

      I would like to agree with you, but I fear that life or death just isn’t as important to them as guns, gays and god. Bring up those three issues, and they’ll vote for the GOP every time. If in doubt, throw in some “lazy blacks/mexicans” and “suicidal muslims” and that will seal the deal.

      • djcoastermark

        A big AMEN ! 😉

      • JCF

        Don’t forget abortion.

  • I have a feeling the drinking is going to start early for me today…

    • RoFaWh

      Don’t.

      Really.

  • JT

    You fucking Nazi!

    And these were the people talking about “death panels” under Obamacare. Monsters!

  • hdtex

    Cost of security for Trump Tower: $183 million/year

    Budget for National Endowment Arts/Humanities: $148 million/year

    Let them eat diamonds….

  • billbear1961

    If this kind of abomination doesn’t lead to MASSIVE protests, what WILL??

    The world is watching, USA.

  • LovesIrony

    the muslim ban has not shown any results time to throw in the towel

    • Lumpy Gaga

      AAAAH! IT’S A BOMB!!!!!

  • Joe in PA

    I agree with Wanda.

    • djcoastermark

      Leave it to Wanda. she always nails it.

  • Rillion

    Government programs to feed the poor and elderly not only don’t show results they in fact produce negative outcomes by prolonging life which increases federal outlays such as social security payments and increased Medicare expenditures.

    • another_steve

      Friend, please use the “/snark” annotation, if you’re truly being snarky.

      We’re jaded here, we on this blog.

      We expect the worst in people.

      • Rillion

        Not snark just the heartless logic implicate in Trumpsters budget proposal.

        • another_steve

          Thanks.

          I love you again.

        • kareemachan

          Do I think that a notre stephan is a grad school project long-term snark-fest?

          Nah, me neither. But when I was younger, I accused somebody who said that I was a topless pole-dancer (HILARIOUS in itself, given my body type) who had 6 kids cuz of my “lifestyle”. I responded by telling him the names of my bastards (his term) (the names were great, but all I can remember now is #5 – Euphorbia – and the last one – Philomath. He went ballistic and it was hilarious. Dwayne (Duane?), if you’re reading this, repondez, s’il vous plait.

          He also didn’t figure out for quite a while that ‘kareema’ is the femine form of Kareem. Or so my friends thought when they gave me the nickname in college. So for a while I was a gay Muslim. Surprised the hell out of my SO!

    • kanehau

      They don’t show results? Because they are hungry the next day?

      • Rillion

        Exactly and it would save us a lot of money and the country would be better off if the poor would just do their patriotic duty and die already. /snark

  • Joe in PA

    He will rue the day he said that.

    Nah, prolly not.

    • kareemachan

      But, as I’ve said before, from your keyboard to Gawd’s Monitor.

  • Chrissy

    Your food will be given to you once you do better in school. What are these people out of Oliver the musical?

    • RoFaWh

      Whatever other comments may be made of “these people”, one thing is very clear: they never think “there but for the grace of God go I.”

  • Puckfair52

    A disgrace as a human

  • RoFaWh

    Reminds me of some Czech friends (escaped in 1968) whose mother was denied a much-needed hip replacement by the Communist government because she was retired and no longer contributing to the economy.

  • Puckfair52

    Wearing a fucking Green tie for St Paddy’s day a Modest Proposal; we eat the mother fucker on toast

    • grada3784

      Why do you want food poisoning?

  • ceeenbee

    What are the results so far of the millions spent on security so the tiny fingered, cheeto-faced, ferret wearing shitgibbon can play golf in Florida?

    • Joe in PA

      Or the $150M/year to keep Melanoma and spawn in the penthouse?

  • Joe in PA

    I posted this in the other thread…but it needs to be said again: my mother was on both sides of this program (driver and recipient) and I can assure you…it is a life saver. But that doesn’t really count for this fucker.

  • fkevin

    Might as well have said, “Let them eat cake!”

    • TampaDink

      The new version of that….”Let them eat shit….and die!”

  • billbear1961

    Lots of people, including kids–LOTS–are going to suffer and DIE because of this morally BANKRUPT regime.

    And if any mischief follow, then thou shalt give life for life,
    Eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot,
    Burning for burning, wound for wound, stripe for stripe.

    Let these evil bastards FEAR their own SHADOWS.

    May they live in FEAR every waking and sleeping moment.

    • another_steve

      “May they live in FEAR every waking and sleeping moment.”

      I like it. An excellent curse — one that my Yiddisha mamala would have gleefully used.

      (Are you Jewish too, billbear?)

      • billbear1961

        A lapsed Methodist, Steve.

        But, especially when I was younger, people often asked me if I was Jewish.

        🙂

        • another_steve

          You exhibit certain culturally-Jewish characteristics on this blog, billbear.

          You’re an emotional hysteric, for example.

          That is very very culturally Jewish.

        • kareemachan

          You know, stevie is not only very reactive, but spends a shitload of time here and other places as well.

          And yes, I do too, but only when I should be making dinner, cuz as much as I love cooking, it’s hard to be spontaneous and inventive and amazing with this shit going on. Or when I wake up at 4am cuz of the crap going on (or the cat decided to jump on my stomach; but then it’s hard to get back to sleep). Or when I just need a break from dealing with some of the bible-thumping gummint-loving idiots I have to deal with. (“I HATEZ TEH GUMMINT!! WHATCHA MEAN I CAN’T USE MY ALLOCATION FOR BIBLE CLASSES CUZ OF THE CONSTITUTION?!?!!1!”)

          The awake at 4am (or 3 am or 5am or…) are often the shrillest. For those, I apologize.

  • CPT_Doom

    In the early 60s, before free school lunches, my mother ended up teaching in one of the poorest schools in Rochester NY. She realized quickly that many of her students had no lunch to eat. They had been sent to school with a bagged lunch by their parents, but ate it on the way to school. Turns out the parents were too poor to pay for two meals, so they sent the kids to school with lunch, but no breakfast, in part to cover their own shame. The kids were so hungry they couldn’t help themselves and ate the food on their way to school.

    Having just gotten married, and having an extra toaster as a gift, Ma brought it into school and each morning she would buy bread and peanut butter with her own money and every kid in her class would have peanut butter toast, no matter how big a breakfast they claimed to have eaten. Within weeks her kids’ grades were soaring. The Principal asked her in for a meeting and wanted to know how she had achieved this sudden improvement. “I fed them” was her reply.

    • Frommer_Gast

      Three cheers to your mom!!! (And to you for sharing this story!)

    • safari

      Good for your mother

    • Menergy

      Absolutely !

    • Joe in PA

      What a wonderful story. Thanks. And thanks to your mom!

    • Lazycrockett

      50 years later now not only are teachers still feeding them, they are buying them pencils, notebooks, pens, art supplies and lord knows what else out of their own pockets. Our lack of an educational system is destroying this country.

      • Ninja0980

        But it ensures Republicans have angry voters so they don’t care.

    • ArchiLaw

      Your mother just became one of my heroes!

    • Todd20036

      Maybe your mom was forced to. I understand those toasters had surveillance equipment in them

    • CB

      That made me tear up. As the son of teachers (both mom and dad), I know that they often care for the kids more than the kids’ parents can or do. Thank you for sharing that!

    • Gerry Fisher

      OK, OK, I’m not gonna cry. Much. 🙁

    • kareemachan

      THAT’S EFFING SOCIALISM!q!!!!11!

      [Fill in the blank] bless her.

    • Ninja0980

      Your mother is a hero!

  • Talisman

    Fucking fuckers, this is the fucking reason you can’t fucking run the fucking government like a fucking business.

  • IAMBOWLINGGREEN

    Just one week-end without Trump going to Mar-a-lago would pay for the Meal on Wheels program.

    • kareemachan

      I’m too tired to look it up, but somebody had stats on the amount of money it takes to keep Melanoma in NY and how much it could fund NEA and/or MOW.

  • Duh-David

    Okay, let’s forget about making America great again. How ’bout we just make America good again, you evil shits.

    • Joe in PA

      I’d go with sane.

      • kareemachan

        Sane, logical, acknowedger of science and its important role in our world, etc….

  • EweTaw

    Mulvaney the new way to spell asshole.

    • safari

      May his name be the new Santorum.

    • I’m normally a charitable sort and I don’t like wishing bad things on people, not even evil ones, but right now I can’t stop myself from wishing that Mulvaney finds himself old, alone, cold, sick, hungry and afraid one day.

      • EweTaw

        I’m checking the history on how Savage attached a more popular definition for Santorum. Give me some time.

        • Silver Badger

          Let me know if I can help.

        • kareemachan

          Email Dan. He’s a great person, IMO.

          I also bough some ITMFA pins. I’m giving them as presents to the drumpsters I know.

          NO, I’M NOT PUTTING POISON ON THE PIN. HOW COULD YOU EVER THIN…..

          Huh. BRB.

      • Earl

        The sooner, the better.

      • BobSF_94117

        One day? I say next Monday.

  • robirob

    How can I help those Witches, who got together to curse Donald Trump, to boost up their magic signal? As long it doesn’t involve human or animal sacrifice I am more than willing to help.

    • Frommer_Gast

      To me it seems as if they had already done their work …l mean, a performance like this cannot be explained by purely natural reasons!

    • Silver Badger

      There are several humans we can well do without. I have a list. Just leave the animals alone.

    • Friday

      Don’t worry, it doesn’t work that way. (Did you really think the preachers picked *that* to not be lying about? 🙂 ) These Trumpublicans are revealing what they are: it’s up to the American people to stand up for what this country really is.

  • Frommer_Gast

    Dear sir!
    You don´t actually have to prove to us, how low you can go.
    We believe you without any further evidence!
    Yours sincerely,
    mankind

    • Paula Key

      How close to a “Final Solution” for the poor, elderly, disabled?

  • Trump is turning out to be the most right wing President since Reagan — and as disdainful of the poor and minorities. However, at least Reagan was a patriot and stood up for freedom for millions in Central and Eastern Europe who were breaking away from oppressive Russian domination — including LGBT people who can live openly in that part of the world for the first time. Trump wants to turn the clock back and let Putin reign as Czar for reasons that are too obvious to even guess at. The tragedy of President Donald Trump is one that the world will, hopefully, not take decades to recover from.

    • canoebum

      We still haven’t recovered from Reagan yet.

      • TampaDink

        There will be no recovering from the current regime if they continue in the direction they are headed.

        • RoFaWh

          Weak attempt at finding a silver lining in this black cloud:

          At least if Bannon succeeds in burning it all down, we can rebuild using modern methods and materials and have a better country than ever before.

          The Constitution has served well, but no one ever expected that Congress would help arsonists torch the Capitol.

          • TampaDink

            If Bannon succeeds in doing whatever Vlad wants, there may be no turning back.

    • kareemachan

      The problem is, at this point (although I have my doubts on this), he hasn’t been diagnosed with dementia.

      I swear his tweets are sundowning.

    • Vista-Cruiser

      Reagan was horrible, and paved the way for Trump.

    • BobSF_94117

      Reagan could have sat at his desk eating chocolate pudding for eight years and the Soviet Union would have collapsed on its own. AND we wouldn’t have created militant Islam in the process.

  • Cuberly

    Sigh….this is trumpanzee speak right here.

    https://twitter.com/maryannemercog/status/842495926711345152

    • By this asshole’s advice, I’d make my car more efficient by dousing it with five gallons of gasoline, setting it on fire, and pushing it into the Grand Canyon.

      • Cuberly

        She’s obviously never had to use MOW, or assisted an elderly relative.

      • RoFaWh

        That will get you a fat ticket from the National Park Service plus a bill for retrieving the wreck — which can be very costly in the rugged and dangerous terrain of the Grand Canyon.

    • SoCalGal20

      Maybe she’s a paid Russian troll.

      • Cuberly

        I suspected that, I’ve noticed a LOT of new twitter and disqus accounts from supposed female trump supporters. Mediaite is overrun with them.

        • SoCalGal20

          If you look at her twitter it’s ALL MAGA/Trump shit. My guess is some Russian or like Koch brothers op.

        • kareemachan

          Mediaite is also overrun with maggots, festering pustules, teinousha, and slime hags.

          • Cuberly

            lol…but what do you really think? lol…

            Yeah, they have no desire to moderate, and it shows. Their commenting rules are strict but they get out of moderating by basically claiming they’re not there to police speech. Their FAQ on commenting is actually sort of bizarre.

            My guess is Abrahms doesn’t give a damn, he wants advertiser clicks and could care less if bot commentors or foreign trolls are in permanent residence.

    • kareemachan

      maryanne – you’re a cnut. A stupid, vicious, idiot excuse for a human being.

      ETA: Let me guess – you think you’re the bestest xian ever….

  • sword

    These programs need to be canceled…not one of them contributes money to the 0.1%ers!

  • David Gervais

    Over 2.4 million meals served to people in need of help. What kind of result does he expect?

    • Vista-Cruiser

      Yes, that’s a result, but not the one Republicans want. They want every one of those people in need of help to starve to death.

  • kaydenpat

    Yes Ms. Wanda, he actually said that. Unbelievable. What the hell “results” did he expect?

  • CB

    “Then they had better die and decrease the surplus population.” I can only imagine what Dickens would have thought and how horrified he would have been at all of this. It took a novelist to bring widespread awareness to institutional cruelty. And reading the Parliamentary Blue Papers of his day will seem kind compared to this.

    What kind of measurable return could they possibly want for preventing people from starving???

    (My avatar is Dickens, BTW)

  • Blake Mason

    Trump plan cuts funds for Appalachian agency that helps Eastern Kentucky…

    An agency that pumps millions of dollars each year into economic development in Eastern Kentucky and other Appalachian states would lose federal funding if President Donald Trump’s proposed budget prevails.

    The agency, which covers all or parts of 13 Appalachian states, has been a conduit for hundreds of millions in aid to Eastern Kentucky since it was founded in 1965, when poverty rates exceeded 50 percent in some counties and much of the region lacked adequate water, highways and health care.

    Read more here: http://www.kentucky.com/news/politics-government/article138835108.html#storylink=cpy

    Trump won Kentucky in a landslide..

    Trump Thanks you Kentucky.

    • kareemachan

      No, “Orange Shitgibbon thanks you, gullible idiots.”

    • clay

      But . . . coal mining jobs . . . (in Wyoming).

  • bdsmjack

    Evil.

  • The rust belt voters from the rust belt who elected Trump — the voters who helped snatch solidly Democratic Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Michigan out from the Democrats — who Michael Moore correctly identified as giving the Democratic establishment a big “fuck you” by voting for Trump may not care much about public radio, but they are certainly going to care about losing Medicaid for Seniors, Meals on Wheels, Obamacare, and other programs that Trump is cutting like he don’t give two hoots. When these older voters go back to the polls in 2018 and 2020 — the Republicans better watch it — or they are going to face a wave like they haven’t seen in years. Talk about biting the hand that feeds you! Here is a list of Republican Congressman most vulnerable next year — by Larry Sabato of the University of Virginia http://www.centerforpolitics.org/crystalball/

    • Vista-Cruiser

      I wish I could believe you. Unfortunately, Trump’s supporters will stick with him as long as people darker and poorer than they are fare even worse.

  • margaretpoa

    To a Republican, “results” means getting rich people richer.

    • JCF

      …and poor people DEAD.

  • TampaDink

    I imagine that the “desired results” they seek are similar to final solutions used by the Nazis.

    • Earl

      Almost, they just don’t want to spend any money to achieve those solutions.

      So, they’re evil but not … Oh, wait. no. They’re evil.

      • TampaDink

        They may rethink that stance if we disabled and seniors do not begin to die off at a quicker speed.

      • Bad Tom

        The actual, real Nazis did extensive analysis to determine the most cost effective ways to commit mass murder.
        ——-
        I wish I were joking.

        • Earl

          They did indeed. I’ve known historians who studied that period of time to have gone mad because of that horror.

          When you think you found the depth of that evil, there’s more.

          • RoFaWh

            Serious advice: Wikipedia has many articles on the Holocaust and the horrors associated with it. Unless you are genuinely and totally ignorant of that black mark on the human soul, do not read those articles. Doing do hardens you to the institutionalized cruelty of the entire Nazi movement. Far better to be an emotional mess who weeps over a video of a rabbit with two broken legs.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rhAP-oAqE0g

  • Gerry Fisher

    Keeping the bellies of children and the elderly full and helping their household budgets just aren’t impressive enough RESULTS, you see. [rolls eyes]

  • canoebum

    Funny thing, Republicans take offense at being called “mean-spirited”. It’s little wonder how they got that rep. I guess living without a conscience or empathy is possible. I couldn’t, but then, I don’t have that particular defective gene.

    • RoFaWh

      I can remember my mother saying, fifty years or so ago, that the GOP was then the “party of money” and always had been.

  • SnowFlake

    Compassion just does not line the pockets of scum republicans!

  • Cuberly

    Went over to Breitbart, they’re creaming their shorts right now. They LOVE all of it. It’s all red meat to them, the EPA cuts, PBS, NEA etc..they’re all giddy as hell.

    However, I notice that BB hasn’t posted an article about Meals on Wheels cuts, yet. Even then, not sure they’d mind.

    Here’s hoping a schism forms between the trump voters currently aghast at the list of cuts & Trump’s insanity, and the alt-right/libertarian/talibanjelical wing that wants to blow it all up.

    • Earl

      I’m not sure it will. If he hasn’t sparked a revolt among the revolting by now, when will it happen? I think they’re true believing cult members, who will happily follow Trump to Jonestown.

      • Cuberly

        I’ve no doubt there’s trumpanzees out there that would gladly drink the koolaid.

        • Earl

          All the while damning everyone else for doing what they’re guilty of.

          If only they only took themselves out of the genepool…

      • kareemachan

        Or else it is a smaller group than we think with multiple accounts. That’s how they skew those stats about how popular Breitfart is.

        • RoFaWh

          There is a strong scent of truth surrounding your remark.

      • Todd20036

        Besides, they’ll consider all the recipients of “meals on wheels” as takers. Yes, even white people who are vets.

        Remember, many of the Nazis think bad things will NEVER happen to them.

        • RoFaWh

          Won’t happen unless the MOW vehicles are repainted “Taker Detection and Interception Police” and the mouth breathers have to hide granny inside a concealed broom closet until the weekly police search of the premises for “takers” is over.

  • ultragreen

    Trump’s New Motto: “Make America Starve Again.”

  • SoCalGal20

    Having Grandma and Grandpa starve and poor kids go into school struggling is “compassion” in this motherfucker’s world.

    https://twitter.com/senkamalaharris/status/842495104543801345

    And here’s what he said about climate change related funding!

    https://twitter.com/braddjaffy/status/842460815177486338

    • BudClark

      Is he REALLY as STUPID as he LOOKS???

    • clay

      “cuz, you know, all the important stuff is indoors, anyway.”

    • BobSF_94117

      People sometimes make fun of the rich, saying they spend their evenings counting their money. I believe this fellow actually does, then he tucks it in and snuggles on top of the blanket with it.

  • Wynter Marie Starr

    I really can’t stand stupid people and this man is nearly as stupid gets. You don’t see any benefits? How about you don’t feed your elderly mother or your children? Lets see if there might be some benefits to feeding people then.

    It’s disgusting and vile that as one of the richest countries in the world we have so much food insecurity.

    This fool can fuck right off. Hopefully off a rocky cliff. I have no sympathy for those with no empathy.

    • clay

      “How about you don’t feed your elderly mother or your children?”

      Wanna bet he doesn’t?

    • Bad Tom

      I first really encountered food insecurity up close and personal in the late 70s. Back then we just called it going hungry.

      I had to leave college, and then I got laid off from my job. My living situation got…tenuous. I wasn’t homeless– yet. But I could see the writing on the wall. Even a cheap apartment requires some money.

      If I ate more than half my daily food for lunch, there was less than half for dinner. I really couldn’t afford breakfast. There were no meals at restaurants, no niceties like coffee or dessert.

      And then I found my Pagan group. It felt like coming home. They needed a roommate, and I needed a place to live. When I got a job at Digital Equipment a few months later for $18,500 / year, it felt like the riches of Heaven were pouring over me.

      So whenever I see someone who is hungry, I remember what it was like. I do not turn away.

      • clay

        (My parents had us weed the neighbors’ yards, after convincing them not to spray. Our neighbors called it “teaching the mongrel kids a work ethic.” My family called it “salad.” We had dessert once a month.)

      • Wynter Marie Starr

        I always give food when they are collecting. There are many people in this country who are in the shoes you were wearing once. The problem with the cold, heartless fuckers running the country is that they have never experienced what you did and they certainly don’t care about the hunger others experience.

        At one time teachers had to bring in food to feed their classes because you can’t teach hungry kids. It would be nice if these assholes did a little research and then actually talked to hungry vets, kids, elders, and the homeless.

    • Paula Key

      Many of these senior men and women served in wars and their children have fought for America, too.
      Let’s see the Evangelical churches come out with a strong” no” to these Anti-Christian action by quoting Jesus: “Feed the poor, clothe the naked.”

      • Wynter Marie Starr

        If only, Paula. My thoughts are they won’t do so at all. All I can say to such monsters is Jesus wept.

      • RoFaWh

        What? No bone spurs?

  • Mike_in_the_Tundra

    Satan’s spawn.

  • Natty Enquirer

    “Results” meaning invalids and children don’t get out and vote Republican.

  • ultragreen

    One reason for Meals on Wheels: It helps to keep the elderly and the disabled out of expensive nursing homes. Therefore, whatever savings in money may be achieved by cutting back this program, will be more than offset by greater expenditures for nursing home care.

    • Vista-Cruiser

      Don’t worry, Republicans will take that away too.

    • clay

      MANNA in Philadelphia had peer-reviewed, published studies of how it saves more than $10,000/patient/year in reduced hospital costs. The prepared, pack, and home deliver restaurant-quality, medically appropriate meals to people with life-threatening diseases (and their dependents). They began more than 25 years ago when a group switched from delivering actual restaurant take-out to persons with HIV, to preparing meals in a church basement. This year they are moving into their second professional kitchen and planning on serving more than 1000 people a week, 2.5 million meals a year. They can afford to do this not only with private donations (led by the Korman family), private grants (thank you, Broadway Cares), and state and federal (cost SAVING grants), but also because they are so PROVEN that three medical insurance providers now consider this a reimbursable expense.

      We are lobbying for home-delivery of nutritionally-appropriate food to be reimbursed by Medicaid and Medicare. FOOD IS MEDICINE!

      • RoFaWh

        I wish someone would tattoo ” FOOD IS MEDICINE!” on the backs of the hands of hospital administrators everywhere. Maybe then they’ll realize that serving pre-prepared, frozen, “re-thermalized” food to hospital patients is not a good idea.

  • Luther Kreiger

    This fucking animal shouldn’t be in charge of the budget for a treehouse, let alone anything with real consequences. Way to vote not just incompetent fuckstains into power, Amurkia, but actively evil, thieving ones as well. Great job!!!

  • MassageBear

    Sorry folks, but Meals on Wheels ain’t workin’. They feed seniors one day and by the next day they’re hungry again.

  • SoCalGal20

    Oh, and you’re a fucking liar. It’s not like you’re giving back my tax money that goes to the NEA, Meal on Wheels, etc. NO. You’re just moving my money over the the DOJ and DHS so you can fight wars and deport brown people. Fuck you.

    • kareemachan

      And let’s look at the total percentage of the budget programs like this are…..

      Oh, you say you want to borrow my microscope?

    • Friday

      Don’t forget the massive tax cuts for the ultra-rich, of course.

    • BobSF_94117

      The IRS 1040 this year should add check boxes. Check here to give $100 to the arts, the young, and the elderly. Check here to give $100 to the Koch brothers…

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    The cruelty in which 45’s regime treats citizens is become more shrill by the minute…yet is still cheered on by the throngs of the conned masses who lap up every bit of bile being spewed. When they start loosing their healthcare, their subsidies and their livelihood, perhaps they’ll then realize that this cruel joke is actually on them. Sick bastards.

    • SoCalGal20

      A lot of the masses he’s conned are racists so they don’t mind the stuff like deporting people and so on. Wait until they actually lose their Medicaid, mom and dad lose Meals on Wheels, and other local support services disappear. THEN they’ll care. And it might just outweigh their bigotry.

  • geoffalnutt

    Gee, I don’t think you’re gonna want a lot of poor, starving, enraged Trumpanzees demanding your head. Do you? Oh, fuck it…you don’t care.

  • David Gervais

    Once again the Republican’ts are behind the times, stealing good ideas from the past and recycling them as their own. This was suggested long ago in the UK.

    See:
    http://www.gutenberg.org/files/1080/1080-h/1080-h.htm

    There is background information at:
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Modest_Proposal

  • MassageBear

    $3 million = 1 year millions are fed through Meals on Wheels.
    $3 million = 1 Trump trip to Maralago.

    Sorry, Grandma. The President says he can’t afford to have hot meals brought to you during his presidency cuz he has to go to Maralago to golf.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/79943ad77a914ad966edac8cf0ace7858fd44e1fc713aa05062b728877792416.jpg

    • so stealing that, if you don’t mind.

      • MassageBear

        Help yourself.

    • grada3784

      Or Ivanka’s junk jewelry (Made in Ethiopia, I think. China was just too expensive)

  • There is some hope to be had. Normally when a majority party receives a budget from their President-in-office, even if they don’t like it they’ll say stuff like, “This is a great starting point.” Or, “We look forward to promoting the President’s policy objectives, which are in line with our own.” Or similar stuff — even when they head off in other directions.

    President Donald Trump’s budget proposal got a rough reception Thursday on Capitol Hill.

    “Not our starting point.” “Not something that will fly around here politically.” “Congress will do its own budget.”

    And that’s just the Republicans.

    And that’s from Politico.
    http://www.politico.com/story/2017/03/trump-budget-republicans-capitol-hill-236146

    Basically the article is one Republican after another saying the proposed cuts are too deep, the programs being eliminated too essential, that the Republicans in Congress are going to throw away Trump’s budget and start from scratch.

    If President Bannon however keeps with his “burn it all down” attitude and threatens veto, we can probably expect nothing but continuing resolutions unless or until the GOP finally grows a spine and a conscience and decides to do what they should’ve done all along: Remove this Administration and start THAT over.

  • Bj Lincoln

    This is so crazy. This man is a monster! I watched this twice and still can’t believe he means what he said or if he really is a heartless bastard. Our government is quickly being transformed into something very different. I can’t believe the government supports this ideal.

  • Clive Johnson

    OT, but a bit of good news in light of Republican vileness. Steven Stockman, a tea bagger favorite, was brought into court shackled and handcuffed:

    http://www.click2houston.com/news/former-texas-congressman-steve-stockman-accused-of-violating-federal-election-law

  • rednekokie

    So, he belongs to the Evangelical Freedom Forum. That explains it all — Neither he nor any other evangelical actually know any elderly people who need meals on wheels — because — they don’t have enough money to help support the evangelical preachers.

    Absolute american greed (yep, with a small “a”-) because they don’t speak for anyone else except their small, slimy, smarmy hateful selves.

  • Trump and his Republican Party lied repeatedly throughout the election campaign, declared they would strip the poor of universal healthcare, give tax cuts to their billionaire pals, tear up clean air/soil/water policies and international arms covenants, reverse all Obama’s LGBT rights reforms, and boasted of getting away with sexually assaulting women, yet voters still put them in charge of all three branches of US governance alongside the majority of state legislatures and governorships AND the US Military. With only 14 Blue states left, there is no longer a viable political opposition in the United States.

    I want to understand why Americans are voting not only for their own destruction but for the destruction of their fellow Americans and their country’s reputation.

    • putin put him in charge. never forget that. HRC did NOT lose.

    • RoFaWh

      I blame the dire straits into which the public school system in the US has fallen.

  • Happy_Housewife

    Lack of starving people are the results, you dumb conservative nitwit.

  • Niblet58

    GOP eugenics in action!

  • coram nobis

    Jacob Marley wept.

  • Gregory In Seattle

    So saving human lives by showing just a modicum of humanity is a waste of resources for Republicans.

    Let that one sink in for just a bit.

  • andrew

    Mulvaney should visit some of the rural and urban schools in poor areas and talk with the school staffs about how these nutrition programs are helping improve the lives and learning of the children, instead of just making false claims to support spending cuts.

    • That would involve allowing reality to affect his thinking. Not allowed. Especially under this regime. (I can’t call whatever it is that Trump is doing an “administration.”)

  • tbj5

    Everything Trump is doing is not him being stupid and failing at helping America.

    He is ACTIVELY trying to make America weaker so that he and his cronies and more easily abuse and steal from and just indirectly kill Americans.

    Trump is trying to become a dictator.

    And Congress is fucking letting him.

  • “Are there no prisons? Are there no workhouses?”

    • Claude Jacques Bonhomme

      Trump and his complicit entourage do want to bring the US and the world back to Dickensian times.

  • chiMaxx

    I get it: You give the needy seniors food one day, and the next day they’re complaining they’re hungry again! You can never win in a situation like that! It’s like this Sisyphean task: As soon as you think you’ve got them fed, you have to start planning for the next meal. there are never any results you can show.

    • clay

      As Dr. Stabby said, “The older ones are only going to die, anyway.”

  • Robert Adams

    It seems that under Trumpcare, old and poor people are supposed to die quick so the Koch brothers’ can be lowered. feeding ’em sure messes up the intended result, i guess.

  • Ninja0980

    May you get a type of cancer that is incurable and leads to a slow and painful death.

    • clay

      . . . but not have any medically appropriate nutritional support.

  • Grumpy Old Man
  • TexasBoy

    [snark] Why feed the seniors? It won’t show results as they’re just gonna die in a few years anyway. Inefficient and ineffective. [/snark]

    • clay

      Dr. Stabby said the same about brain surgery on older people.

  • clay

    That’s strike two for Betsy DeVos– in addition to (supposedly) getting stiffed on the bathroom order, her investment in a school lunch service is pointed out as showing no results.

  • JCF
  • BobSF_94117

    In their defense, they’ve gotta get a lot of elderly to die before the 2018 elections.

  • Next genius idea from the Republicans: Getting elderly and children on welfare to hand deliver tax refund checks to billionaires.

  • Paula Key

    It is SOOOOOO Christian!!

  • Paula Key

    Dear Family Values institute:
    l. Do you believe in the value of human beings?
    2. Do you believe that Jesus said, “Feed the poor, clothe the naked?”
    3. Are you Christian? Then speak out now.
    4. Do you believe in the human family – love your neighbour sort of thing?

    • RoFaWh

      Another installment of “simple answers to simple questions”, though the answers are a little less simple than usual:

      l. Do you believe in the value of human beings?

      Ans: No.

      2. Do you believe that Jesus said, “Feed the poor, clothe the naked?”

      Ans: Yes, but he was a Jewish socialist and can be disregarded.

      3. Are you Christian? Then speak out now.

      No. I’m a member of the New Prosperity Church. Poor people are poor because they are moral defectives deplorables.

      4. Do you believe in the human family – love your neighbour sort of thing?

      Ans: Don’t be silly.

  • Ginger Snap

    America land of the fucked.

  • grada3784

    The program not showing any results?

    How about:

    34 “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. 35 For
    I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you
    gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’

    37 “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’ 40 “The
    King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the
    least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’

    • McSwagg

      LOL !!!
      Like they would have any clue where those words came from.

    • RoFaWh

      How dare you quote some antiquated Semitic scripture at The Donald?

  • Skokieguy [Larry]

    I’ve been saying for some time that we need the UN to come in, not only to oversea elections but to end human rights abuses. In one of the wealthiest countries in the world, we are seriously discussing letting the disabled and elderly go hungry but we are going to give further tax cuts to the rich?

    As more about Russia and Flynn comes out, perhaps it will become apparent to the nation that the Republican party is an organized crime ring.

  • ZRAinSWVA

    In some counties adjacent to where I live (my county houses a university, so we’re a great big ‘bubble’), up to 24% of people are food insecure, and almost 1/3 of those are children. 20% of people in southwest Virginia live below the poverty line. Big industry and mining are gone–regardless of the lying rhetoric from tRump–and it won’t be coming back. School districts are declining because those who can flee the area are, so the per capita funding for schools is plummeting.

    It’s a death spiral, and people will end up dead because of tRump and his rethuglican co-conspirators.

  • CJAS

    I hate these vague references economic theory that these punks use to silence the press. By what measure do they not show results? Please present your studies, and analysis, for review.

  • seant426

    And on top of being a pathological liar, he has a bad dye job.

  • narutomania

    “Yeah, these programs just don’t show any results, they don’t work. I mean, all those people just get hungry again!”