Budgets are moral documents. They prove what you truly prioritize.
In Donald Trump’s America massive giveaways to the defense industry, tax cuts for the disgustingly rich and building an utterly unnecessary phallic symbol in the desert are the priorities of the morally devoid head of the most powerful country in the world.
The darkest cut is hard to pin down, but it may be eliminating Meals on Wheels. A program that hand delivers meals to homebound seniors. And with this we see Trump’s priorities for our country: letting seniors starve so we can build a wall.
For the cost to taxpayers of one weekend golf trip to Mar-a-Lago (approx. $3,300,000), Trump could provide Meals on Wheels to 535,714 seniors.
After this weekend (5 Mar-a-Lago trips), Trump will have spent equivalent of 2.7 million meals for needy seniors on his personal golf trips to Florida
Meals on Wheels also keeps seniors out of nursing homes, which keeps healthcare costs lower for everyone. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/03/16/trump-budget-chief-says-meals-on-wheels-is-not-showing-any-results-hes-wrong/?utm_term=.e1b3869bb7dc …
Mick Mulvaney says Meals on Wheels “not showing any results.” Actual peer-reviewed research says otherwise. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24916974
If Melania lived in the Whitehouse it would save about $182,500,000 a year in security costs. That means in four years we will have spent $730,000,000 just so the first lady does not have to move to Washington D.C.
“It is certain, in any case, that ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have”—James Baldwin