Friday, March 17, 2017
Mr. Potter Takes Questions
After a question about a world wide humanitarian crisis--millions are starving--he was asked if he was REALLY going to cut foreign aid to those impoverished areas. He smiled and said "Yes".
After a question about Meals on Wheels he said there was no evidence it was a successful program. "If it doesn't get results, we won't fund it." (What results? It's feeding people)
He said the same thing after a question about after-school programs that feed needy kids. Bye bye now.
Now, I don't believe some of these things are really going to be cut (a third of the State Department? At a time of unprecedented strife around the world? I don't think so). But it was still startling to see him in action.
I get that we're in financial duress. I get that things will need to be cut. But you don't have to love doing it. He clearly does. He practically had a boner when he was discussing these things.
Mr. Potter would have been proud.