Able-Bodied Senior Who Watches TV All Day Receives Free Government Meals

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Able-Bodied Senior Who Watches TV All Day Receives Free Government Meals


By Andy Borowitz


  March 19, 2017 

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WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—An able-bodied senior citizen who refuses to do anything but watch television receives three free government meals every day, according to reports.

The senior, who has three piping-hot meals wheeled up to him each day, reportedly has no intention of working and prefers to fill his hours watching cable news.

Even more outrageous, the recipient of the meals spends most weekends in Florida, where the flow of free government food continues without interruption.

Harland Dorrinson, the executive director of the Center for Benefit Reduction, a think tank that focuses on reducing federal benefits, called the individual’s consumption of free government meals “the worst abuse of the system I’ve ever seen.”

“I might be accused of being heartless for saying this, but this person should be thrown out on the street,” he said.

But, according to a source familiar with the senior, those calling for him to work for his meals are, at best, ill-informed. “You can’t expect someone to do a job when he's completely unqualified,'' the source said.

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Kavika
link 03/20/17 10:04:06AM @kavika:

Another damn ''taker''.

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Dean Moriarty
link 03/20/17 10:10:31AM @dean-moriarty:

Good thing we have people working at cutting the funding. If you leave money laying on the street someone will pick it up. 

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Kavika
link 03/20/17 10:23:02AM @kavika:

I agree Dean....That damn senior citizen called Trump is one of the worst takers in the U.S.

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Dean Moriarty
link 03/20/17 10:34:45AM @dean-moriarty:

I've seen worse. 

President-elect Donald Trump has announced he will give up his presidential salary of $400,000 (£319,500) and take just $1 a year. He revealed his plan to receive nominal pay during an interview with 60 Minutes' Lesley Stahl on CBS News.

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Kavika
link 03/20/17 10:46:23AM @kavika:

Wow, that's really good news. It will help offset the $300,000/$400,000 per day that maintaining Trump Towers as a hide away for his family costs.

Then there is that $3 million per weekend cost that he incurs at Mar A Lago.

All at taxpayers expense.

How cool is that.

 

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A. Macarthur
link 03/20/17 11:55:10AM @a-macarthur:

President-elect Donald Trump has announced he will give up his presidential salary of $400,000 (£319,500) and take just $1 a year. He revealed his plan to receive nominal pay during an interview with 60 Minutes' Lesley Stahl on CBS News.

Not what's actually happening; he will receive his salary from the Treasury and give all but $1 to a charity (possibly his own Foundation) at the end of the tax year. 

By doing so, he gets to claim a deduction … WHICH DEPRIVES THE U.S. TREASURY OF ANOTHER $150,000 or so!

THAT MEANS HE HAS COST YOU AND ME, ETC. $550,000 …

… and pissed in our faces while telling us "it's raining" …

Am I being a "f*cking smug liberal" -- or, am I (figuratively) handing Trump suckers their asses?

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Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
link 03/20/17 02:54:33PM @sister-mary-agnes-ample-bottom:

Am I being a "f*cking smug liberal"

Shoot, even my smug is smug today.

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Kavika
link 03/20/17 03:01:52PM @kavika:

smug is smug today...Now that's really smug, smuggest, smugger, smugarama....

Wink

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Anita Blackman
link 03/20/17 03:47:03PM @anita-blackman:

Oh I got that "Toosh" even my "gums" is smug today."

Very Clever I see what you did.

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A. Macarthur
link 03/20/17 11:44:13AM @a-macarthur:

Good thing we have people working at cutting the funding. If you leave money laying on the street someone will pick it up. 

And if you leave people on the street (200,000 of them homeless veterans), is that also a good thing.

I must ask … WTF is wrong with some of you "people"?

If you or anyone on this site needed a hand and I could do or give something, I wouldn't hesitate for a second.  Can you not comprehend that kind of mindset?

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Randy
link 03/20/17 03:37:46PM @randy:

They are inhuman and inhumane.

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A. Macarthur
link 03/20/17 04:00:14PM @a-macarthur:

They are inhuman and inhumane.

Not all the time …

… on some days, they don't reach as high a level.

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Randy
link 03/20/17 04:50:14PM @randy:

True, they are only inhuman and inhumane when they really try hard to get up to that level...the rest of the time they are very sub-human.

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Kavika
link 03/20/17 01:14:23PM @kavika:

Compassion and a RW is a oxymoron.

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Cerenkov
link 03/20/17 06:20:28PM @cerenkov:

Intelligence and a LW is an oxymoron. 

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Perrie Halpern R.A.
link 03/20/17 02:53:00PM @perrie-halpern:

LOL... you guys!!

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sixpick
link 03/20/17 04:06:01PM @sixpick:

Well by golly we're suddenly concerned about the homeless!  Where have all those humanitarian been for the last 8 years when homelessness was doubling?

Well,  they weren't in NYC or San Francisco which have the most homeless people residing in them than any other cities in the United States.  Where ya'll been?

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Kavika
link 03/20/17 04:10:34PM @kavika:

I've been helping out the homeless, meals on wheels etc....The real question is where have you and the republicans been, Six.

 

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sixpick
link 03/20/17 04:17:36PM @sixpick:

You know how many shifts I work. I help the homeless everyday, numerous tes a day.  Good that you volunteer your time.  I don't have that time to spare.

Look it up, the Republicans give more to charity than than the Democrats do anyway.

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Kavika
link 03/20/17 04:19:39PM @kavika:

No I don't know how many shifts you work, nor do I care, Six.

I stated just some of the contributions that I make to make life a little easier for those less fortunate. If you don't like my answer, well that's just too bad.

 

 

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A. Macarthur
link 03/20/17 04:22:18PM @a-macarthur:

Look it up, the Republicans give more to charity than than the Democrats do anyway.

You look it up; most of the money donated by Republicans go to RELIGIOUS organizations.

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sixpick
link 03/20/17 04:13:23PM @sixpick:

Oh my mistake, I thought you were worried about the homeless.

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A. Macarthur
link 03/20/17 04:15:13PM @a-macarthur:

Well by golly we're suddenly concerned about the homeless!  Where have all those humanitarian been for the last 8 years when homelessness was doubling?

Well,  they weren't in NYC or San Francisco which have the most homeless people residing in them than any other cities in the United States.  Where ya'll been?

I really resent being castigated from a position of ignorance … and I personally like you and consider you a friend … but stop with the unsubstantiated allegations and innuendos.




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Habitat for Humanity and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development both provide housing programs for the homeless. HUD is a government agency that offers several housing assistance programs to qualifying homeless individuals and families in the United States. Habitat for Humanity is a Christian-based organization that operates worldwide. 

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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has several categories of housing programs, including competitive homelessness programs and formula homelessness programs. Programs under the competitive homelessness umbrella include the Continuum of Care Program and the Rural Housing Stability Assistance Program, whereas the Emergency Solutions Grant Program falls under the formula homelessness program.

Examples of other homelessness programs offered through the department are the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Program, the HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing Program and the Title V Program - Federal Surplus Property for Use to Assist the Homeless. Additional help for segments of the homeless population are available through the HUD's Office of Housing and the Office of Public and Indian Housing.

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Randy
link 03/20/17 05:00:15PM @randy:

Which charities offer donation pick up?


When we lived in Los Angeles we went out of our way to make all of our donations of physical items (clothes, furniture, etc.) to Out of the Closet, which uses the money from it's thrift stores to provide services to people with AIDS. Here in the valley we donate to a place called Angel Thrift, who provide wheelchairs and physical therapy to children who can not walk and who can not afford them. There is never an excuse for throwing away something that can be resold to help out a charity. Never.

Plus we shop there also.

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sixpick
link 03/20/17 04:34:14PM @sixpick:

AMAC I'm not operating from a position of ignorance.  Everything I said in my comment was fact.   Look it up.

It"s goodyou put up all the information. 

Maybe it will inspire some to be more concerned with the homeless.

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A. Macarthur
link 03/20/17 04:55:55PM @a-macarthur:

AMAC I'm not operating from a position of ignorance.  Everything I said in my comment was fact.   Look it up.

For starters … you can copy and paste the links into your browser …

https://www1.nyc.gov/site/dhs/outreach/outreach.page

http://thereliefbus-teamhaken.org/

http://www.bronxworks.org/homeless-services

http://www.bowery.org/

http://www.sfhsa.org/96.htm

http://www.homeless.org.au/directory/us-california-san-francisco.htm

The states that topped the Chronicle’s generosity list also tended to be the ones with the highest rate of churchgoers. “We’ve been looking at this over many different years, and we know that religion matters a lot,” she said. It could be that the faithful are generally more inclined to donate their money to charitable causes. Or, it could be that the faithful are more likely to donate money to their own churches and religious communities. 

https://democracychronicles.org/republicans-donate/

The Chronicle of Philanthrophy also ;http://philanthropy.com/article/America-s-Geographic-Giving/133591/","lnid":"made a point"}}">made a point that conservatives ignored:


When religious giving isn’t counted, the geography of giving is very different. Some states in the Northeast would jump into the top 10 when secular gifts alone are counted. New York would vault from No. 18 to No. 2 in the rankings, and Pennsylvania would climb from No. 40 to No. 4.


They also noted:


A study by the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University found that the residents of New Hampshire — which ranked dead last in both surveys by The Chronicle — weren’t stingy; they were simply nonbelievers.

“New Hampshire gives next to nothing to religious organizations,” says Patrick Rooney, the center’s leader, “but their secular giving is identical to the rest of country.”


Sometimes it helps to read the whole report, not just the sections that make you feel superior.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/james-peron/conservatives-charitable-giving_b_1835201.html

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