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The GOP Shutdown stunt carries with it a heavy price tag ... one yet to be collect against our still-recovering economy. Government shutdown : Cost could be up to $24 billion by John W. Schoen, ...
by jamess
Comment Count 26 comments on Fri Oct 18, 2013 at 03:16 PM PDT with 12 Recommends
Gertrude Here are just a few of the people who could be hurt if the U.S. government shutdown persists. Every two weeks, I deliver Meals on Wheels to some of my neighbors -- I'm just one of dozens ...
by jonibgud
Comment Count 5 comments on Wed Oct 02, 2013 at 11:53 AM PDT with 17 Recommends
Not so much, these days. "Elderly, home-bound, and hungry? We can put you on a waiting list and maybe sometime we'll bring you a hot meal." This is not actually the mission statement of Meals on ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 47 comments on Fri Jun 07, 2013 at 07:58 AM PDT with 60 Recommends
Oh noes. Sequestration is making it hard for defense contractors to know how many zeroes will be in their annual profits, and they would appreciate some certainty about what to expect, ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 55 comments on Thu May 16, 2013 at 08:23 AM PDT with 32 Recommends
Watching Downton Abbey would be pure escapism, a simple respite from the grind of work and duties of home. That is, except for the disquieting reality that Downton Abbey’s classist mores ...
by Leo W Gerard
Comment Count 16 comments on Wed May 15, 2013 at 07:16 AM PDT with 17 Recommends
Remember when Alan Grayson used irony and symbolism, and just plain disgust, when he described the Republican Health Care Plan on the floor of Congress a while back? He mockingly stated that their ...
by jamess
Comment Count 16 comments on Wed May 01, 2013 at 05:32 PM PDT with 20 Recommends
"Your dinner, Mr. Long." There has been a lot of bellyaching—that would be as opposed to bellies aching—about the sequester forcing cutbacks to Meals on Wheels. But those seniors who have lost ...
by Barbara Morrill
Comment Count 56 comments on Wed May 01, 2013 at 11:30 AM PDT with 62 Recommends
Some seniors are turning to canned food to replace Meals on Wheels sequester cuts With last week's ...
by Jed Lewison
Comment Count 64 comments on Mon Apr 29, 2013 at 08:01 AM PDT with 77 Recommends
I'm not a resident of Rhode Island but if I was, I would be mighty proud to have Jack Reed (D. RI) as my U.S. Senator: http://www.cranstononline.com/stories/Senator-delivers-meals-to-...
by poopdogcomedy
Comment Count 2 comments on Wed Mar 20, 2013 at 11:32 AM PDT with 5 Recommends
One of the casualties mentioned often in the sequestration mess in Washington is Meals on Wheels, a program that receives federal funding for feeding low income or home-bound senior citizens. The ...
by Not A Bot
Comment Count 12 comments on Mon Mar 11, 2013 at 12:26 PM PDT with 15 Recommends
About sixteen months ago both Democrats and Republicans passed the Budget Control Act Of 2011 which contains the sequestration measures. This peace of legislation was written to avoid an economic ...
by the military wife
Comment Count 3 comments on Sat Mar 09, 2013 at 08:18 AM PST with 4 Recommends
While listening to Democracy Now on freedom of press, Bradley Manning, Wikileaks, drones domestic & otherwise, et cetera, I want to exercise my 1st Amendment rights and yell at Charlie Rangel right ...
by elboomerbabe
Comment Count 7 comments on Tue Mar 05, 2013 at 11:41 AM PST with 1 Recommend
If the Koch brothers and the Tea Party support the sequester as it currently stands, what does that tell you? For one thing, there are no further tax increases, just more cuts. And as usual, it's ...
by Bud Meyers
Comment Count 8 comments on Fri Mar 01, 2013 at 12:18 PM PST with 3 Recommends
Enjoy it while it lasts While House Republicans are busy focusing on super important things like [the size of the Democrats' email list http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/02/26/1189925/-Sequester-...
by Kaili Joy Gray
Comment Count 111 comments on Wed Feb 27, 2013 at 07:45 AM PST with 39 Recommends
The potential impact of the sequester is dizzying, taken state by state or nationally. ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 53 comments on Mon Feb 25, 2013 at 09:57 AM PST with 37 Recommends
Afterall they have all the hallmarks of it. Like Lucy "pulling the football away" at the last minute, in hopes of causing injury, or even worse. Ha, ha, ha -- funny stuff. GOP Senator Won't ...
by jamess
Comment Count 31 comments on Sun May 13, 2012 at 06:54 AM PDT with 12 Recommends
One in seven seniors in America -- some 8.3 million people -- faced the threat of hunger in 2010, a 78 percent spike since 2001, according to a study(pdf) released 5/3 by Meals On Wheels, the ...
by VL Baker
Comment Count 22 comments on Sun May 06, 2012 at 03:35 PM PDT with 21 Recommends
A blog post by Mark Price, originally published at Third and State .The Reading Eagle reports meals on wheels for low-income and disabled adults is short of cash thanks to rising demand and falling ...
by ThirdandState
Comment Count 1 comments on Wed Feb 22, 2012 at 10:41 AM PST with 2 Recommends
Stand-up Comic from another era Jack Benny, used to have a bit where: the Robber sticks him up, demanding of Mr. Benny: " Your Money or your Life! " To which Jack slowly ...
by jamess
Comment Count 11 comments on Wed Jul 27, 2011 at 07:10 PM PDT with 15 Recommends
Stand-up Comic from another era Jack Benny, used to have a bit where: the Robber sticks him up, demanding of Mr. Benny: " Your Money or your Life! " To which Jack slowly ...
by jamess
Comment Count 30 comments on Sun Jul 24, 2011 at 07:55 AM PDT with 31 Recommends