Monday, April 29, 2013

The Reverse New Deal: Deprive Lower-Income Senior Citizens of Food

According to a recent Huffington Post article, "...federal funding for senior nutrition has been reduced by budget cuts known as sequestration, meaning less food for old people..." (see Meals On Wheels Sequestration Cuts Taking Effect).

During the New Deal, via the WPA, efforts were made to provide work for older jobless Americans, thereby providing them with the means to purchase food. Efforts were also made to distribute surplus food (and other commodities) to those in need.

In addition to the WPA, the New Deal ushered in Social Security to help older Americans struggling to make ends meet.

Today, the super-rich in America are enjoying a historically high share of our nation's wealth & historically low tax rates, billions have been hidden in offshore tax-evading bank accounts, and income inequality is soaring. And now, food programs for lower-income senior citizens, we are told, must be cut.

Welcome to the Reverse New Deal. Welcome to immorality.

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