By MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) — Meals on Wheels, the popular service that provides food to
the elderly, would see a sharp funding cut under President Donald Trump's
exact size of the cut is unknown, but White House budget director Mick
Mulvaney says the government "can't spend money on programs just because
they sound good."
Mulvaney says "Meals on Wheels sounds great," but he can't defend a plan to
take the federal money and give it to the states.
Mulvaney's comments Thursday caused concern as lawmakers vowed to protect
Republican Rep. Gus Bilirakis of Florida said Friday he's "been a fan of
Meals on Wheels forever" and even delivered food to the elderly. Democratic
Rep. Linda Sanchez said Trump's plan was "literally taking food away from