Meals on Wheels to serve 12,000 fewer meals due to sequestration

You’ve got to be kidding me? The White House is living it large while funding is being cut for Meals on Wheels? I guess this is their version of “let them eat cake”:

WTVD – Meals on Wheels of Wake County will be serving 12,000 less meals this year due to huge federal budget cuts also known as sequestration.

In February, the automatic federal budget cuts kicked in and the impact has been felt across the country.

However, Meals on Wheels of Wake County said it recently received word from the Area Agency on Aging for the Triangle J Council of Governments about their loss in funding.

“Cuts in federal funding means that we must leave qualified participants on a waiting list and potentially cut current clients,” Meals on Wheels Executive Director Alan Winstead said in a press release Monday. “At a time when more people are turning 60, more seniors are living longer, and more seniors are at risk for going hungry, we need more, not fewer, resources to meet the needs of our community.”

Winstead said Meals on Wheels is working hard to draw attention to the serious issue of senior hunger in Wake County and how the problem can be eased with increased public and private funding.


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  • temi227

    All is well as long as the Obama’s get their vacations, and party it up with the more wealthy among us.

  • DicksTrash

    You can’t push old people over the cliff on a full stomach! I thought everybody knew that.

  • StewieGriffin

    “Meals on Wheels of Wake County will be serving 12,000 less meals this
    year due to huge federal budget cuts also known as sequestration.”
    The media working its magic.

    • StewieGriffinThat was the first word I noticed too, “huge”. Seriously? haha Good grief.

    • StewieGriffinThat was the first word I noticed too, “huge”. Seriously? haha Good grief.

  • stage9

    The article should use the phrase: OBAMA’S SEQUESTRATION. He built that. If he wants to own it, OWN IT!
    Liberalism is a cancer.

  • uncmetsgal

    As much as the news sickens me each day, knowing that the truth is purposefully hidden, skewed, manipulated, or outright lied about to protect the Ruling Class in Washington, the thought that we STILL HAVE THREE MORE YEARS OF THIS GARBAGE is enough to make me not want to ever get out of bed again.

  • This is so disgusting.  OK so yes, these are actually the cuts compared to spending: but it’s those who need it most who are getting the cuts. Military, and old people.  Dang it,  I used to help deliver meals back home and these people wouldn’t have survived without those meals.  
    Stupid government employees get their freaking raise, wassername whines rep-debbie-wasserman-schultz-worried-about-near-starving-staffers-as-a-result-of-budget-cuts actually SAYS:

    “We have to come together and promote initiatives that improve the quality of life in the House of Representatives….We already have employees who are making a sacrifice to engage in public service as a career choice. Being priced out of being able to actually eat a high quality meal should not be one of the challenges that they face.”
    Oh poor dear pencil pushing bureaucrats can’t have filet Mignon every night. Well, Debbie, now thanks to dear leader and the rest of you, Grandma will be hard pressed to be able to afford alpo for dinner.  You hypocritical vile crapweasles!

    • njmom

      AmericanborninCanada Couldn’t have said it better myself. “Hypocritical vile crapweasels” I like it!

    • njmom

      AmericanborninCanada Couldn’t have said it better myself. “Hypocritical vile crapweasels” I like it!

    • njmom

      AmericanborninCanada Couldn’t have said it better myself. “Hypocritical vile crapweasels” I like it!

  • Rshill7

    Breaking: Big explosion at the Boston marathon. It’s on Fox News.

  • Bac Si68

    This is how he intends to reduce Medicare spending.  The North Korean Plan.   The menu at the Private residence located at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.  Grilled Sea Bass and mama Obama organic vegetables.  Topped off with Cuban cigars brought back by Jay Z from his vacation.

  • YoJoe

    I think 
    There should be another BIG PARTY in the White House to celebrate !

    • njmom

      YoJoe Already doing that.

      • YoJoe

        njmom YoJoe
        I just got my invite ! Cool!

  • E Lee Zimmerman

    Well, maybe the Odministration can throw these Meals-on-Wheels recipients a jazz concert instead, no?

    • YoJoe

      E Lee Zimmerman 
      No way – Let’s have a COMEDY SESSION!
      ZERO is laughing at all the little people!

  • njmom

    Just evil! Why don’t they serve cookies and juice at the lavish WH parties and give the food to Meals on Wheels? Never mind, I already answered myself. Just evil!

  • Laurel A

    If the right were anything like the left they would run a commercial showing Obama starving old people.

    • Laurel A they’d only do that to get elected.  even then, they wouldn’t make too much of an effort. sigh

      • Laurel A

        AmericanborninCanada Laurel A True…unfortunately.

  • 1RandiStarr

    That’s what, 1 personal trainer for Queen Obama.

    • OneThinDime

      1RandiStarr It’s one day of pooper scooping and Bo walking.

  • Duane Hardy

    I used to do Meals on Wheels…I had 45 deliveries every morning….they give you routes…I do know that some of the people getting these meals pay for them and the people that deliver the meals are doing it for free. I didn’t earn a dime and in fact it cost me because I paid for my own gas…..This is what gets me. Now they are cutting back on Meals on wheels and when Obama got in office I worked in home health care and more than have the clients being served were placed in Nursing homes because their care hours were cut back so far they were forced out of their homes…People don’t see a lot of this but Obama’s cut backs have hurt a lot of people and Obama care has destroyed company/employee insurance…my insurance used to be considered a “Cadillac Plan” but now I pay twice as much and get half the health care is as bad as it’s been sense Clinton was in office where my job paid me to NOT take their healthcare plan….

    • OneThinDime

      Duane Hardy You still have a Cadillac plan if you pay more than $10,800/yr in premiums and will see the tax on it in 2018.

  • IvanCardona

    That this man has an approval rating of 53 person as of today, is mind-numbing. We are have a population half of which are mindless walking zombies that would be qualified to substitute on The View. Welcome to the Night Of The LIving Dead.

  • OneThinDime

    The Admin needs to deal with SS and Medicare bankruptcies someone. ObamaCare isn’t working fast enough.

  • applepie101

    Why was Meals On Wheels receiving taxpayer money in the first place? It should be a private charity. So far, the only thing ‘sequestration’ has proven is how much of our tax money is being diverted toward unconstitutional purposes.

  • OneThinDime

    Election consequences ObamaBots.  If it isn’t you, maybe it’s a family member.

  • M_Minnesota

    More Kobe Beef for Jay Z and friends at the White House!!

  • mcgurn

    I’ll bet all the illegals are eating good! And yes,hussein & moochell keep slammin’ down that kobe beef with all their friends every week. You know,those darn seniors are just too damn fat! And obumma has to do something because full blown obamacare & the death panel for elders hasn’t kicked in yet.

  • Jpclarksville

    I’m sure that plenty of people scamming the system and the illegals aren’t missing any meals

  • tdaly

    Meals for Wheels shouldn’t be a government assisted program anyway.  See what happens when we let the government take over charity.

  • mikeinidaho

    1) that’s what communist dictators do – starve out the unneeded lowlife peasants.
    2) If thay voted for that dirtbag, they are getting just what they deserve…and what many of us told them they’d get – screwed!

  • OConstitutionO

    Many elderly who have no other care givers to cook/make meals and cant get to store only have these meals. Its one meal delivered for the day (business days). I have only personally seen this program in the senior community as a positive, much needed program-after the elderly are assessed to see if the meals are needed. I don’t believe the churches or other meal programs deliver, although I could be wrong.  So, in my humble opinion, this would “starve out” some elderly. Depopulate?

  • tinlizzieowner

    Speaking of ‘meals’ The Obama’s aren’t missing any. 😉

    I wonder what the Liberal Bias (it is far
    beyond bias) Media would have said if this were a Republican

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    Here’s another story you will
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    The Obama Daughters are
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    Michelle was caught cheating
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    This information was obtained
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    Michelle Obama listed
    daughters as ‘Senior Staffers’ to justify her expensive African vacation and
    October 5, 2011, Judicial
    Watch said the U.S. Air Force provided a C-32 ( a Boeing 757 ), modified by the
    military for the purpose of flying big-wigs around the world, to fly the First
    Lady and her entourage to and from Africa , at a cost of $424,142. Another
    $928.44 was listed as ‘bulk food’ costs per meal for the192 on board meals for
    the 21 people who made the trip. Lobster ain’t cheap when you fly it around the
    The Obama daughters were
    listed on the manifest as senior staff. ‘This trip was as much an opportunity
    for the Obama family to go on a safari as it was a trip to conduct government
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    dollars and the resources of our over extended military. No wonder we had to sue
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    sputtering, the national debt soaring and Obama’s economic rescue policies not
    only failing, but actively making things worse.
    Meanwhile, the First Lady
    justifies an expensive trip to Africa to take a vacation and safari with her
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    from this administration of the Obama-nation!