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A ‘Conservative’ vision for America – ‘Sequester Impact: 1 In 7 Seniors Struggle With Hunger’

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And beyond the sequester?

The Republicans have already staked a claim on the ‘cost’ of raising the debt ceiling.

Spending cuts to include SNAP.

Taking food out of people’s mouths so that the wealthy (cough) ‘job creators’ can get a tax break.

‘Patricia Hoeft, director of senior center nutrition, the Mid-East Area Agency on Aging (Missouri): “How do I decide which 300 seniors aren’t going to eat that day?”

‘Sequester cuts will total $1.2 trillion through fiscal year 2021. This year there is a 5.3 percent cut, totaling $85 billion. The cuts are indiscriminate and will impact nearly every federal program. Here are some of the ways this year’s cut is affecting food and hunger programs’:

‘Meals for needy seniors lost in programs like Meals on Wheels (MOW): 4 million’

‘Savings from cut of 4 million meals: $10 million’

‘Rise in Medicaid costs due to cut of 4 million meals: $489 million’

‘Net cost to U.S. federal budget due to cut of 4 million meals: $479 million’

‘Loss of senior meals, California: 750,000’

‘Loss of senior breakfasts, Palm Beach County, Fla.: 240 daily’

‘Loss of senior meals in group dining facilities, Detroit suburbs and several counties: 86,000’

‘Loss of home-delivered and group dining senior meals, La Crosse County, Wis.: 6,000’

‘Ellie Hollander, president and CEO of the Meals on Wheels Association of America: “The real impact of sequester is that our programs don’t have the ability to expand to meet the growing need. We should be investing in these programs to ensure our seniors have the nutritious meals they need to remain healthy and independent.”

‘Meals on Wheels recipient, home delivery program, La Crosse County, Wis.: “These meals are sometimes the only meal that I have a day. I don’t drive, so I have to rely on others to get around to doctors’ appointments. I only get $16 a month for food.”
From : http://occupyamerica.crooksandliars.com/diane-sweet/sequester-impact-1-7-seniors-struggle-#sthash.binGw0EI.dpbs

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10 thoughts on “A ‘Conservative’ vision for America – ‘Sequester Impact: 1 In 7 Seniors Struggle With Hunger’

  1. Really depressing. And there’s no end in sight . Redistricting really works. they will forever dominate the House.

  2. Depressing in fact!!! What’s happening to the goodness of America?? One wonders … It used to be great. Now …. heartless corporations have taken over. Anyone remember “The Matrix” … and the like!!

  3. Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    Depressing in fact!!! What’s happening to the goodness of America?? One wonders … It used to be great.

  4. Jueseppi B. on said:

    Reblogged this on The ObamaCrat.Com™.

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