Skip to main content

More Sequester Pain

'Many low-income people who are barely surviving today will be pushed over the edge. Hunger, poverty and despair will escalate unless sequester ends and federal financing for safety net programs is restored.

'... Ninety-year-old women who live alone in five-story walkups or homes 10 miles from the nearest grocery and whose meals are delivered by volunteers haven't shown up in Congress to protest the loss of $51 million in funds for senior meals in fiscal 2013.'

Larry J. Tomayko, chief of staff
of Meals on Wheels Association
of America

If you like this article, please sign up for Snapshot, Portside's daily summary.

(One summary e-mail a day, you can change anytime, and Portside is always free.)