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From: Marci (marcinmin) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by host3/16/17 10:15 PM 
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seriously?maybe it doesn't make money for Wall Street or investors...

TPM: ByKristin SalakyPublishedMarch 16, 2017, 4:36 PM EDT

Defending the draconian spending cuts in the first Trump budget, the White House's top budget official suggested Thursday that "Meals on Wheels" isn't "showing any results."

Appearing in front of reporters in the White House briefing room, Mick Mulvaney, the director of the Office of Management and Budget, broadly defended the cuts to most of the $3 billion Community Development Block Grants which provides funding to states for Meals on Wheels, among other programs.

Pressed by a reporter specifically on the effect of the cuts on programs like "Meals on Wheels," Mulvaney stressed that the program wasn't a direct federal program but one that states can decide to fund with their federal community development block grants.

"The CDBGs have been identified as programs since the second Bush administration as ones that were just not showing any results. We can't do that anymore," Mulvaney said. "We can't spend money on programs just because they sound good. Great, 'Meals on Wheels' sounds great. That's a state decision to fund that particular portion."

 
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