Saturday, March 18, 2017

Keeping retirement weird. Escalating the war on the poor families, kids and the elderly. | Fred Klonsky

Keeping retirement weird. Escalating the war on the poor families, kids and the elderly. | Fred Klonsky:
Keeping retirement weird. Escalating the war on the poor families, kids and the elderly.


Budget director Mick Mulvaney parsing words after cutting grants for food for the hungry.
David Brooks wants Trump to unleash Steve Bannon.
As I read Brooks (so you don’t have to and throw up your breakfast) I kept visualizing unleashing Ulysses.
He would more than likely crap in a neighbor’s yard.
Maybe that’s what Brooks means.
The Trib’s Mary Schmich thinks we’re making too big a deal about the cuts to Meals on Wheels and parrots the Mulvaney line.
See. Technically they are not cutting Meals on Wheels. It is not a federal program. They are cutting the block grants to states that may or may not already fund food to the homebound and elderly and hungry kids. So, it is not fair to say we are cutting that particular program.
Mulvaney defends cutting breakfast programs for kids because there is no evidence that they do better in school as a result.  Our society’s responsibility Keeping retirement weird. Escalating the war on the poor families, kids and the elderly. | Fred Klonsky:

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