Skip to main content

Information is power. Our mission at Portside is to seek out and to provide information that empowers you -- that empowers the left. Every day we search hundreds of sources to connect you with the most interesting, striking and useful material. Just once a year we appeal to you to contribute to make it possible to continue this work. Please help.


More Sequester Pain

printer friendly  

'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