We should nurture, not ax, U.S. programs for older volunteers

April 6, 2017 By Mark Miller CHICAGO (Reuters) – What to say about a federal program that helps enable 245,000 U.S. seniors to tutor kids, renovate homes and teach English to immigrants? How about this: “We can’t spend money on programs just because they sound good.” That is White House budget director Mick Mulvaney last month, explaining why the Trump administration’s budget blueprint proposes cutting dozens of federal programs. Mulvaney was not specifically referring to Senior Corps, which allows all those seniors to find ways to volunteer. He was trying…

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