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CNN Panelist Scolds: 'We Cannot Have a Grown-Up Conversation' on Spending


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<p>Following the White House&rsquo;s release of a proposed federal budget on Thursday the liberal media <a href="…; target="_blank">went into a frenzy</a> as they framed it as an assault against old people, the poor, and cancer research. But according to <em>The Federalist</em>&rsquo;s Mary Catherine Ham on Sunday&rsquo;s <em>Inside Politics</em>, that&rsquo;s the childish behavior Washington had become known for. &ldquo;No one wants to cut anything,&rdquo; told the CNN panel, &ldquo;And I think that was the most revealing thing, as it often is, that we cannot have a grown-up conversation about actually making priorities in government.&rdquo;</p>

<p>&ldquo;Meals on Wheels gets thrown out there and everybody goes: &lsquo;Oh my gosh, why do you want to hurt old people,&rsquo;&rdquo; she chided. And her point is fair, since during the evening network news broadcasts Thursday night, they declared that: &ldquo;There&#39;s a lot more money for the military but there are critics who say popular programs and the poor would pay the price.&rdquo;</p>

<p>Ham walked the rest of the panel through some of the problems with the community block grant program. &ldquo;Well actually, this community grant program is a hive of cronyism and corruption,&rdquo; she explained, &ldquo;Let&rsquo;s actually look at what it&rsquo;s doing. Most of the funding for Meals on Wheels comes from states and comes from another federal program.&rdquo;</p>