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On the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

CDC funds ‘moving in the wrong direction,’ Casey says

By Rebecca Shabad – 10/06/14 01:15 PM EDT

….The agency’s budget in 2014 is $5.9 billion, compared to the $6.5 billion allotted in 2010.

Last year’s budget deal delayed the across-the-board sequester cuts until fiscal 2016, but the law required the CDC to cut 5 percent, or more than $285 million, from its fiscal 2013 budget, the agency said.

The sequester resulted in a $195 million cut in 2013 to the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases, which aims to prevent illness and death by a wide variety of infectious diseases, according to the CDC.

A CDC report from earlier this year also noted its funding for public health preparedness and response activities was $1 billion lower in fiscal 2013 than in 2002….

But, but, but, we don’t have a six hundred ship navy.

Yesterday, via Twitter:

Rep. Vicky Hartzler ‏@RepHartzler

Why are we still allowing people from Ebola-infected countries into the U.S.? We need to isolate the danger; not facilitate its spread! 4:58 AM – 9 Oct 2014

Uh, technically, aren’t we “an Ebola infected country”? Just asking.

The responses:

Silly Good ‏@SillyGood

You don’t seem well-informed. “@RepHartzler: Why are we still allowing people from Ebola-infected countries into the U.S.? 8:09 AM – 9 Oct 2014

Fake Vicky Hartzler ‏@VickiHartzler

God is sending Ebola to kill us because gay marriage!!!! #haironfire #clutchpearls #tcot #gop #scienceisdumb @RepHartzler 8:36 AM – 9 Oct 2014

Dan Cowell ‏@dancowell

@SillyGood @RepHartzler she’s far from well informed, anti-science, racist, fear monger – or in normal terms, typical republican. 12:25 PM – 10 Oct 2014

Welcome to America in 2014.