Donald Trump is continuing his budget war against all things good and decent in America, but We the People are standing up and fighting back – this time with our wallets. While Trump is trying to cut “Meals on Wheels,” thousands of Americans are donating to the program in an act of DEFIANCE.
Meals on Wheels is a federal program that uses taxpayer money to provide meals to 2.4 million elderly Americans that would starve without the help. It’s a program that exemplifies the American spirit of helping those who are most vulnerable among us.
But Trump’s latest radical budget proposal would see Meals on Wheels axed permanently. This nightmare scenario would leave millions of Americans utterly abandoned, including 500,000 senior veterans.
The bad news for Trump, though, is that the American people don’t lay down without a fight. Online donations to Meals on Wheels have utterly SURGED since Trump announced his intentions to make cuts to the program.
In years past, Meals on Wheels typically brought in $1,000 in donations per day. This average was blown out of the water over the weekend, as the American public donated $100,000 to the organization in just two days.
Volunteer sign ups with the program have surged by an astonishing 500% as well. The message is clear: Trump’s not abandoning ANYONE if we have anything to say about it.
Patrick Rowan, executive director of Metro Meals on Wheels, is extremely optimistic about the explosion of help from the American people. THIS is what rallying against Trump looks like.
“The good news that it has rallied folks around the cause and reminded folks that they can’t really take these kinds of services for granted,” Rowan said. “It’s reassuring that the public has stepped up.”
Contrast this heartwarming burst of help with the recent comments of Trump’s budget director, Mick Mulvaney, and you’re likely to get sick to your stomach. This goon is the face of Trump’s disastrously inhumane budget cuts.
“We can’t spend money on programs just because they sound good and great,” Mulvaney said. “Meals on Wheels sounds great.”
“[But] that’s a state decision to fund that particular portion to it,” Mulvaney said. “To take the federal money and give it to the states and say, ‘Look, we want to give you money for programs that don’t work’ … I can’t defend that anymore.”
Fine, have it your way, Mulvaney. But, accordingly, we in the Resistance will rise to the occasion by making sure Meals on Wheels stays funded, with or WITHOUT the President’s help.
Our fight is only just beginning. But what’s for sure is that Team Trump picked the wrong people to mess with.
The heartless president is going to completely destroy the American Dream if we don’t continue to take a stand for what’s right. It’s time for all of us to become activists, it’s time for all of us to protest, and it’s time for us to pressure our elected officials in Washington to move toward impeachment once and for all.
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