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Old 04-15-2013, 12:02 PM
 
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Meals on Wheels of Wake County will be serving 12,000 less meals this year due to huge federal budget cuts also known as sequestration.

This will leave qualified participants on a waiting list and potentially cut current clients.
12,000 fewer meals served due to sequestration | abc11.com
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Old 04-15-2013, 05:58 PM
 
Location: Finally in NC
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Oh, that's the second saddest thing I've heard today! (first being the Boston Bomb)
How can we leave our elders starving when this may be the only way they can depend on a meal each day?!!!
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Old 04-15-2013, 06:06 PM
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Location: under the beautiful Carolina blue
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They depend on the visit from the meal-bringer too, for social reasons. All around sad.
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Old 04-15-2013, 06:10 PM
 
Location: Raleigh
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Oh, that's the second saddest thing I've heard today! (first being the Boston Bomb)
How can we leave our elders starving when this may be the only way they can depend on a meal each day?!!!

It's simple. Quite feeding 19 yo girls that get pregnant (on purpose). Dependant mothers-section 8. Don't get me started. The good book says to take care of orphans and widows.
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Old 04-15-2013, 06:53 PM
 
Location: Wake Forest CSA
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Meals on Wheels of Wake County will be serving 12,000 less meals this year due to huge federal budget cuts also known as sequestration.

This will leave qualified participants on a waiting list and potentially cut current clients.
12,000 fewer meals served due to sequestration | abc11.com

'huge federal budget cuts', you're joking right? They were in fact very small budget cuts. There are plenty of 'qualified participants' that should fend for themselves.
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Old 04-15-2013, 07:00 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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"please don't cut spending for <insert favorite program here>" is what got us where we are.

Every line item on the budget is near and dear to someone's heart.
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Old 04-15-2013, 07:31 PM
 
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"Sometime I find the kindness expressed on anonymous Internet forums heartwarming."

- Said no one ever.
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Old 04-16-2013, 04:59 AM
 
Location: Wake Forest CSA
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"Sometime I find the kindness expressed on anonymous Internet forums heartwarming."

- Said no one ever.

"Sarcasm is the lowest form of wit" Oscar Wilde
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Old 04-16-2013, 06:06 AM
 
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"Sarcasm is the lowest form of wit" Oscar Wilde
Well, to be fair you don't really deserve more than that in this case.
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Old 04-16-2013, 07:34 AM
 
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It's simple. Quite feeding 19 yo girls that get pregnant (on purpose). Dependant mothers-section 8. Don't get me started. The good book says to take care of orphans and widows.
Yes our country is over-run with young women who purposely got pregnant so they can collect food stamps...and you wouldn't believe the number of people who have lost their jobs and have been unable to pay their rent or mortgages & turn to other for help! And don't get me started on anyone who doesn't have health insurance -- sheesh are we really supposed to help them too? And all those people working 40+ hours a week for minimum wage complaining they can't make it on $290/week -- c'mon pull yourself up! You really need help feeding a fmaily on that salary?

Seems to me that maybe you should read that good book a little more closely -- maybe the part about whatsoever you do for the least of my brothers.....

oh and while you're at it why not look up EMPATHY in the dictionary.
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