Skip to comments.Nancy Pelosi: GOP cuts will interfere with government’s “biblical power to cure”
Posted on 03/11/2011 11:13:22 AM PST by SeekAndFind
Where’s the separation of church and state when you need it? According to Nancy Pelosi, there may be no such concept, since government offices have “biblical power to cure” illnesses. Pelosi made this remark while responding to the budget cuts proposed by Republicans in Congress that include the NIH, as CNS News reports today:
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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said the House Republicans proposed cut to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) budget would hurt biomedical researchs “biblical power to cure.”
Pelosi, speaking at a press conference on Capitol Hill celebrating the first anniversary of the health care bills passage, said, “Theres a cut in funding for the National Institutes of Health. This is not a healthy thing for our country because that research has answers. You know that every family in America is one telephone call, one diagnosis, one accident away from needing the kind of biomedical research that can cure–really have the biblical power to cure in a very, very special way and so to cut back on that research is wrong.”
Technically, of course, the NIH doesn’t actually cure anyone directly, as they don’t treat patients. The NIH acts as a clearinghouse for medical research, and a funding agency for some of that research as well as researchers themselves. That’s not to say that their work isn’t important or needless, but they’re not laying on hands at the NIH, either.
The question of funding isn’t a yes/no issue, either. The GOP isn’t closing down the NIH, but cutting back on its funding in FY2011 by $1 billion. That would actually return the NIH to the same level of funding they received last year, $31 billion, as the NIH asked for an increase of $997 million. In other words, the “cut” is almost entirely — 99.7% — a decision not to increase funding. Furthermore, NIH got along fine in FY2009 with $30 billion, and managed to do its “biblical” work with $28 billion in FY2006, FY2007, and FY2008.
Unless the NIH got its “biblical power” from its latest budget request, the only thing biblical in this equation is Pelosi’s chutzpah. Maybe Pelosi should reread the Bible, and inform us of the passages where healings occurred through the laying of greenbacks on bureaucrats.
Pelosi is an idiot.
The woman has jumped the shark. Jesus doesn’t need Pelosi’s Marxist ObamaCare to heal people.
As if we didn’t know who her god is.
I personally believe this woman is not of sound mind.
OMG! Another Pelosism for me to work into the Pee Louse poem!!!!
Yet another WTF moment from this idiot. Unbelievable.
If you look up “stupid” in the dictionary, you’ll find a picture of the idiotic blowhard fool Pelosi.
I really believe she is insane.
I sure bet her definition of “biblical” is not what mine is?!!!
Bat shit crazy.
Pelosi, just shut up!!That botox has frozen your brain...
All the way into her brain.
My God, these people are certified lunatics
As if there were any remaining doubt that, to such as Pelosi, government IS God.
being very honest here.
I seriously think this woman is not all there in the head, Yes liberalism is a mental disease or people unable to grow up in the mind but this woman is insane.
The comments she makes and then walking through the tea party laughing like a school kid or sitting/standing there with the gavel is unreal.
That poem is outstanding!
St Nancy of the church of big government