Thursday, March 16, 2017

The LuLac Edition #3450, March 16, 2017


Mike Mulvaney, Budget Director. (Photo: Coloradoindependent)

How about this? White House budget chief Mick Mulvaney on Thursday defended the Trump administration’s proposed deep cuts to social welfare programs such as Meals on Wheels and after-school services, saying it’s unfair to taxpayers if such programs don’t show hard results.
“Meals on Wheels sounds great,” Mulvaney said during the White House news briefing, adding that “we're not going to spend [money] on programs that cannot show that they actually deliver the promises that we’ve made to people.”
Mulvaney described the budget blueprint, which calls for dramatic cuts to domestic spending programs in favor of increased funding for the military, as “one of the most compassionate things we can do.”
He explained that the budget proposal is compassionate to the taxpayer because it stops government spending on programs that he said have been ineffective.
“You're only focusing on half of the equation, right? You’re focusing on recipients of the money. We’re trying to focus on both the recipients of the money and the folks who give us the money in the first place,” Mulvaney told reporters. “And I think it's fairly compassionate to go to them and say, ‘Look, we're not going to ask you for your hard-earned money anymore … unless we can guarantee to you that that money is actually going to be used in a proper function. And I think that is about as compassionate as you can get.”
Wow, okay this guy says that giving money to Meals on Wheels which feeds impoverished and lonely elders is a waste of money while more taxpayer money can be spent on Defense and Tax Cuts for millionaires You have to give them this: Guys like Mulvaney won’t lie to your face, he’ll tell you straight out this administration doesn’t care if old people can’t eat.
Two of my Knights of Columbus brothers, both over 60 are Meals on Wheels volunteers. They deliver the meal (which is not lobster and Steak Tar Tar) every single day. For FREE.
I knew the local director of Meals On Wheels here in this county for years. It was run on a shoe string budget. This statement by a REPUBLICAN PRESIDENT tells you everything you need to know about how REPUBLICANS feel about old, hungry, disabled poor people. He told you straight out by the Trumpees will argue and tell you it is for their own good. (Politico, LuLac)


Congressman Lou Barletta led a hearing on the effectiveness of emergency preparedness grant programs that allow communities to identify and respond to disasters. As Chairman of the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management, Barletta discussed the role these grants play in helping communities save lives, property, and resources when dealing with threats to public safety.
“As a former mayor, I know all too well what it means to be a good neighbor and how critical help from your surrounding communities can be in times of emergency,” Barletta said. “No single community can handle every disaster on its own, and no community can afford all of the equipment and personnel to handle every disaster. National preparedness grants make it possible for mutual aid between communities and across our country.”
Barletta specifically highlighted the Nonprofit Security Grant (NSG) Program, which is helping Jewish Community Centers (JCC’s) across the country to combat the recent wave of bomb threats.
“The threats we are seeing at Jewish communities across the country are outrageous and unacceptable,” Barletta said. “This is domestic terrorism and the full force of the law needs to be brought against the perpetrators.”
Michael Feinstein, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Bender Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, and William Daroff, Senior Vice President for Public Policy of the Jewish Federations of North America, testified that NSG grants have been instrumental in helping JCC’s respond to bomb threats.
“These funds have been critical for us,” Feinstein said. “These grants make a tremendous difference for our JCC’s and other JCC’s.”
Barletta also touted the success of the Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) Program, which allows local fire departments across the 11th District to purchase equipment, protective gear, emergency vehicles, training, and other resources.
Art Martynuska, President of the Pennsylvania Professional Fire Fighters Association, said that small and rural departments rely on these grants to operate.
“The basic tenets of fire protection are supported by these grants,” Martynuska said. “In some of our smaller, rural departments, if these grants weren’t available, these departments would go out of existence.”


Seen at the Wilkes Barre St. Patrick’s Day Parade from l to r, Sue Henry, L.A. Tarone and Karel Zubris.
(Photos: Facebook)
Two Mayors, Wilkes Barre’s Tony George and Hazleton’s Jeff Cusat enjoying a day of calm before the huge snow storm that both had to deal with after Sunday.


This Week on Sunday Magazine.
Brian Hughes speaks with Dr. Deniz Caglar , co-author of the book "Fit for Growth" about business growth in 2017.
Magic 93's Frankie in the Morning speaks with Dave Skutnik from the Wyoming Valley Red Cross about the chapter's 100th anniversary celebration coming up on Thursday March 23rd at Mohegan Sun Pocono.
Frankie speaks with Tanya from Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Ne Pa. about their "Bowl For Kids Sake" fundraiser, coming up next Saturday at Stanton Lanes in Wilkes Barre.
And an encore of Brian's interview with Kathy Rosen, who tells her story of how she transformed herself from couch potato to triathlete!
Sunday Magazine, Sunday morning at 5am on NASH-FM, 93.7, 5:30am on 97BHT, 6am on 97.9X and Sports Radio 590, WARM and 6:25am on Magic 93.


ECTV Live welcomes Laura Fleming to the program during the week of March 20th. Laura is Director of Active Adult Activities at United Neighborhood Centers in Lackawanna County, She'll be discussing plans for this year's "Seniors Got Talent Show." ECTV Live is hosted by David DeCosmo and Rusty Fender and is Directed by Mark Migilore.
The program airs three times daily on Comcast channel19 (61 in some locations) and is available on Electric City TV's YouTube channel after its initial live airing Mondays.


Tune in Sunday morning at 6 on 94.3 The Talker; 6:30 on NEPA Sports Radio-The Game 1400/1440 am and 106.7 fm; and at 7:30 on 105 The River


Tune in to Sue Henry's "Special Edition" this week as Sue recaps the week's news. The show will run Saturday at 2 p.m. and Sunday at 1 p.m. on WILK, and on KRZ, Froggy and Max 102 early Sunday morning.


Want to hear some great parodies on the news? Tune in to WILK Radio at 6:40 and 8:40 AM on Mondays. As Ralph Cramden used to say, “It’s a laugh riot!”


Tune in Wednesdays on WILK Radio for Karel on the Street. Hear some of the funniest and he heartwarming comments on the issues of the day on Webster and Nancy with Karel Zubris.


Bobby's show is back again live this Sunday @6PM on The River.


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At 9:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

by using mulvaney's logic, how bout we reduce our congressmen. they certainly are not showing any benefit (or results) running things by having so many.

At 3:05 PM, Anonymous Bluto said...

The Hairdo-in-Chief doesn't seem to know what to do on health care. Apparently he's going to seem to agree with everyone for now and then decide what to do if something passes.

I look forward to knowing how many people Barletta and Marino want to screw over. Hiding time is almost over, boys!


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