Director of the Office of Budget Management Mick Mulvaney explains why President Trump's proposed budget would cut funding for various programs. Mulvaney said that there's no "demonstrable evidence" that after-school programs that feed and educate children so that they perform better in school are actually working. The proposed budget includes a $1.4 billion increase for public and private school programs, but cuts funding for before- and after-school programs. The budget would also cut federal funding for Meals on Wheels, a program that provides daily meals to millions of low-income seniors across the country.
Meals on Wheels responded to Trump's proposed budget with the following statement:
“The problem with a skinny budget is it is lean on details. So, while we don’t know the exact impact yet, cuts of any kind to these highly successful and leveraged programs would be a devastating blow to our ability to provide much-needed care for millions of vulnerable seniors in America, which in turn saves billions of dollars in reduced healthcare expenses” - Ellie Hollander, Meals on Wheels America president and CEO
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