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.
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.