White House budget director Mick Mulvaney claims Meals on Wheels is 'not showing any results.' Meals on Wheels says otherwise. What kinds of monsters go after Meals on Wheels? According to Mulvaney, the proposed budget slashes the program's funding because it hasn't provided any "appreciable benefits." Whether that's true or not - and only the alternative facts claim the program is a failure - in what world is a program that provides food for the elderly and disabled veterans a program intended to provide "appreciable benefits"? Federally funding charities isn't meant to turn a profit, it's meant to care for those unable to care for themselves. Expecting an "appreciate benefit" from an investment in the disabled and less fortunate is a disgusting way of viewing American citizens as cogs in a corporation. He might as well say that anyone unable to work or leave their home should be put down, and go Logan's Run on everyone over 65, disabled, or without a job. But here's the really sick part about the budget priorities. Only 3% of Meals on Wheels budget comes from the fed. Likewise, only $458 million of PBS's funding - another organization gutted by the proposed budget - comes from the fed. These programs aren't going anywhere, and with record donations likely pouring in, they'll probably be able to operate business as usual until the dust settles. But my point is, these already underfunded organizations aren't being defunded because of any realistic priority. It costs taxpayers $30m a month to protect Trump Tower and more than $3m for Trump to stay at Mar a Lago for the weekend. $458m and the 3% Meals on Wheels receives are literally nothing to the fed. The amount these organizations receive won't buy the windshield of an Air Force jet. These cuts are spite. President Trump Inc. is figuratively holding up a $1b bill, setting it on fire, and saying, "this is what you mean to me. $1b is nothing. You're nothing." The man has absolutely no conscience.