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Cuts To Meals On Wheels Are Outrageous

March 24, 2013

To the Readers’ Forum: I hung my head in disbelief. In our local Post-Journal paper, the headlines read ‘‘Cuts Could Impact Progra....

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MacKenzie

Mar-24-13 2:40 AM

Just remember. Obama and company are doing this on purpose. They want the folks to feel the sequester pain, so we will plead with our members of Congress to never, ever, ever cut another penny of spending from the government and to keep it growing. You can donate directly to meals on wheels and feed the 40 seniors. It's a fallacy that the government can't. The US just gave Jordan $200 million dollars and the Muslim Brotherhood led government in Egypt $250 billion. And, we can't feed 40 seniors in Chautauqua County their Meals on Wheels. Right. The writer is correct it is outrageous! This President should be embarrassed, but he's not. His arrogance, narcissism and ego prevent that. What a loser, scaring the public.

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Brianmel

Mar-24-13 5:35 AM

Many places to cut spending and waste , this is not one of them, Mr O'Bummer.

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khulumzurug

Mar-24-13 6:30 AM

time for the churches to step up, not the taxpayers. if the idiots that run the catholic church can afford 100's of millions in lawsuits, they afford a few meals.

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HenryH

Mar-24-13 6:42 AM

MacKenzie, this is not a Federal Government issue. It is a County and State issue. If you look back, the Republicans have said many times this is not the place for Government. It is up to the local community to provide these services through the voluntary sector. It is time for that party to put their rhetoric to work and solve these local issues. This problem will only grow worse as the Boomers enter retirement. So, if you wish to see MoW's continue, are you willing to pay more tax or will you respond with the same outrage?

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Thomas77

Mar-24-13 6:54 AM

I have no respect for anybody in government. All they are is over-paid welfare cases that have there own interests at heart, then the party, but never the people. They live high off the hog on American taxpayer money and spend the money very foolishly. The corruption, mismanagement and waste in Washington D.D. is unacceptable and needs to be changed. These career politicians need to go, along with the special interests group. They have single handedly brought this country to its knees because greed and don't care about the future of the American people.

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carlaw

Mar-24-13 7:04 AM

Well, well, well, Khulumzurug...Only the Catholics? not the other religions? Not any atheist groups? Don't confuse the people of the Catholic church with the disgusting pedophiles that have used the church as a place to hide. It should be easier now to rid ourselves of them since they will soon be welcome in society and demand "equal rights".

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momcat53

Mar-24-13 7:17 AM

People losing their Meals on Wheels due to budget cuts sounds like a problem in need of a solution. The outrageously ugly comments here reveal even deeper and more serious problems than budget cuts.

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overburdened

Mar-24-13 7:57 AM

Coruption, greed, and lack of common sense rule this nation. Government has gotten far too big. NYS, the highest in taxes, the lowest in true reform in Albany. We have empowered Government to "stand alone" not stand for, the people of NYS and the US. They get paid for life, have voted themselves out of Obama care insurance, created tax shelters for themselves, and the list is ever growing. We have allowed this to happen, and the ripple effect will continue until we too, are nothing more than government puppets. We give money to other countries while ours falters, and we voted them in!!!!! We have created our own demise. We need less government, not less retiree's.

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carlaw

Mar-24-13 8:02 AM

I believe there are 22 meals in Jamestown, 10 in Dunkirk and fewer in the rural areas. I can't believe these municipalities can't not find funds to sustain these meals for a period of time when money is found for so many other things that are not as essential.

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overburdened

Mar-24-13 8:22 AM

Carlaw, our local government find funds? Nothing comes to Chautauqua county without a tax increase. We support so many phases of government, we have launched nothing more than more and more chief's and not enough Indians to support them all. Take one town, Ellicott, where we employ a supervisor who is almost never there. You can not stop into his office, he'll be at WCA working. Boardmembers with new ridiculous laws and codes, turning down business, turning down common sense. Its not a board for the town, its a control board. Meals on wheels is just one fragment in all that has gone pandemic in NYS. Our local government is absent of local needs.

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SCALLYWAG

Mar-24-13 8:50 AM

Where do we send the check

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oldlady

Mar-24-13 9:05 AM

Since George Bush left office not one thing has improved for my family that was not the result of our own initiative and ability. Our income has dropped, our taxes are higher, cost of living is higher proportionate to income, and we are again sliding into being viewed as fat, slovenly giant to be taken advantage of by the rest of the world. We dole out money to Muslim dominated countries that behead, burn and rape women and girls to keep them in line. We withhold monies for food for our weakest members of society that have already done their part. We have a government that actually makes it easier and easier for ILLEGAL immigrants (trespassers) to not only stick around for the goodies but actually protest in OUR streets that they DESERVE the same as legal immigrants and law abiding citizens. It is an ugly heap we find ourselves under.

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louise

Mar-24-13 9:24 AM

Wait until October when Obama Care starts up full swing, then we will see and financilly feel the mess we voted in!!!

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Howard

Mar-24-13 9:32 AM

It is so unfair to blame Obama and the white house but I realize this is a conservative paper and right wing community. In reality the House that could have fixed this just went on a 2 week vacation from Washington. Reed is home now, or should be. Good luck finding and talking to him about it. I believe he sends his cronies around once every six months or so, maybe you can put something in their deaf ears.

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Howard

Mar-24-13 9:38 AM

oldlady, if your income has dropped then it is because of your employer, not the government. Now, again for the umpteenth time, WHAT taxes have gone up for you? None except FICA that was reduced by Obama for specifically two years. Name just one tax that has you paying more money.

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GioAllie

Mar-24-13 9:40 AM

9:05AM--?

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Orangeman

Mar-24-13 10:21 AM

the first thing I would cut is foreign aid to all these other countries.

don't you pay all your bills first before you give money away to other charitable organizations?

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Sethman

Mar-24-13 10:40 AM

I absolutely disagree with this author. Why do Americans have this sense of entitlement? The government does not exist to help the needy. If you wish to help meals on wheels, donate like scallywag why should my tax dollars go there? Why can't I be the one who decides where my money goes instead of the government? Like for instance the Ronald McDonald house who houses and feeds families like mine who have a family member in the hospital like a newborn in intensive care you try making daily trips from jamestown or pay 115 a night for a hotel. You see I have a point every charity needs money and for good reasons but that's all the more reason to donate reach in your own pocket don't make me reach into mine.

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MacKenzie

Mar-24-13 11:16 AM

HenryH, I refer you to the PJ article on March 8th, 2013 entitled "Cuts Could Impact Program". It states specifically, that if FEDERAL funding is not restored, 40 Chautauqua County seniors will lose their Meal on Wheels. It also states specifically the cuts were due to the sequester. Don't take my word for it, you obviously have a computer, look it up and read it for yourself.

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MacKenzie

Mar-24-13 11:18 AM

Correction, I said $250 billion to Egypt, it was only $250 million. Even so, I'm sure if we didn't give them this money, we could restore the funding to Meals on Wheels.

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MacKenzie

Mar-24-13 11:19 AM

I urge everyone here who can afford to do so, call Meals on Wheels and make a donation directly to them.

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duckster

Mar-24-13 12:10 PM

If we don't cut this program and CUT IT FAST many in Chau.County will be in danger of losing their ability to make the monthly payment for the Moonbrook membership. WTF

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GioAllie

Mar-24-13 12:37 PM

how bout if all those "jobs producers" who benefitted from our tax $$$$$ helped pay for meals on wheels? Just a thought----

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50s4ever

Mar-24-13 1:05 PM

You mean all those jobs Obama created haven't paid up yet?

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carlaw

Mar-24-13 1:07 PM

Gioallie, Mackenzie you both have great Ideas!

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