Charles Blow, a columnist for the New York Times joined an ever growing number of voices speaking out against Trump’s budget.
— Charles M. Blow (@CharlesMBlow) March 16, 2017
Blow refers to proposed cuts to social welfare programs in the new Trump budget. In it, programs such as the Meals on Wheels program and the heating assistance programs face deep cuts or outright elimination.
Trump plans to cut the $3 billion Community Development Block Grant program, which includes Meals On Wheels while increasing defense spending. Spending that includes $3 billion in aid to Israel.
Meals On Wheels already struggles to provide meals for the 2.4 million people they currently serve. But as Meal On Wheels explains, the senior citizen population is exploding and hunger is going to get worse.
Via Meals on Wheels.
The reality is, more than 10 million seniors in America struggle with hunger, 15.2 million live in isolation and 18.4 million live in or near poverty. And, this problem will only become more serious as the senior population is projected to double by 2050. Families are spread out and elders are left behind, often as they struggle to remain able to take care of themselves
These cuts come despite the fact that Trump won the Senior vote by more than 8 points.