"Sequester" Means Nineteen Million Seniors Won't Eat Today, or Tomorrow, or the Next Day

Steve Kinsman By Steve Kinsman, 2nd Mar 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/17s6-mof/
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Nineteen million seniors will go hungry today - and every day - due to the inaction of the White House and Congress.

"Let them eat cake"

Budget cuts that kick in today, because Republicans care only about the welfare of their billionaire friends, and Democrats are too wimpy to stand up to them, are going to hurt a lot of people, most notably millions of low-income senior citizens who depend upon Meals on Wheels in order to get one square meal a day. Thus, the health and well being of seniors is being held hostage to the incompetence of the White House and the Congress.

Eighty-five billion dollars in automatic cuts have just kicked in, an ironic number, given that that figure is almost exactly the equivalent of the eighty-three billion dollars the government has given Wall Street and the 'too-big-to-fail banks' in the past year.

Meals on Wheels serves 19 million meals every day, and to deny these low income seniors the only good meal many of them get on any given day, is to invite catastrophe. Pamela Norr, Executive Director of the Central Oregon Council on Aging, correctly observed that "Some of the seniors will get ill or need more care and that would in turn cost more to the taxpayer than what it currently costs."

Annie Everleigh, of Columbia Meals on Wheels, says that "If that meal is cut or we can't get people on the program, then they are probably not going to get any nutritional value."

Congress closed up shop on February 28th and went home.

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I live in California with my wife Carol, where I have been practicing professional astrology for 35 years. I write articles on astrology, but I enjoy writing on a variety of other subjects as well..

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author avatar Rania, Jamie & Reni
2nd Mar 2013 (#)

Dear friend Steve, just as the lies abound out of the mainstream media press until people become so entirely brainwashed that they no longer can see themselves out of the web weaved for them - so must we all continue in telling the people that they no longer have an "American" Congress nor an "American" Senate, rather their entire nation has been hijacked and is controlled lock, stock and barrel by a foreign power, and that the United States of Palestine has now become a reality - a living nightmare.

One cannot vanquish an enemy if one does not even know whom that enemy is, and therein does not understand the tactics which that enemy employs against them.

The United States is in a subservient state to that foreign power.

Since well over a century ago these United States was taken over by the bankers who later joined hands with that pristine military base the Israelis and Christians wish to pass off as "a holy nation."

Uthrania Seila

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
2nd Mar 2013 (#)

It seems to me that the United States and all of Europe are controlled by a small cadre of money men - bankers, who control everything.

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author avatar Rania, Jamie & Reni
2nd Mar 2013 (#)

Steve, dear friend, you are absolutely correct. Europe and America (Canada included) is their main base and their tentacles stretch out from there.

Uthrania Seila

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
2nd Mar 2013 (#)

The best way to cut spending would be to reduce the wages of top government officials.

Might I recommend a song? Jarvis Cocker - Running the World.

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author avatar Rania, Jamie & Reni
2nd Mar 2013 (#)

Steve, our dear friend, I do need to qualify my above statement.

I am not forgetting Israel from which since it's incubation it has striven in continuing its control over Europe, the United States and Canada as well, from their base in the Middle East.

As we know, before that the major bases of that small cadre was the U.S. and Europe and their tentacles continue to stretch out from there as well utilizing NATO, the U.S. military and U.S. Mercenaries, for example, to conquer and divide the nations at large, both great and small.

The upholding of this self-serving economic system will the bankers forever protect through the blood sacrifice of those in all nations in order to keep their system afloat with themselves as masters and the peoples of the world, their slaves.

Uthrania Seila

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author avatar Stella Mitchell
2nd Mar 2013 (#)

It is a bad days work when a nation takes food from the mouths of those who help to build it and make it strong Steve . That is not a good move for any peoples .
Bless you for bringing this to our attention
Stella

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
9th Mar 2013 (#)

Thank you Stella. I appreciate your comment.

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author avatar Songbird B
9th Mar 2013 (#)

A shocking and upsetting state of affairs..I totally agree with Stella's post above..

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
9th Mar 2013 (#)

Thank you Songbird.

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