Skip to comments.Obama Administration: GOP Cuts Would Kill 70,000 Kids
Posted on 03/31/2011 12:19:12 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
That's what would happen if Congress pares back appropriations for USAID, says Rajiv Shah:
"We estimate, and I believe these are very conservative estimates, that H.R. 1 would lead to 70,000 kids dying," USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah testified before the House Appropriations State and Foreign Ops subcommittee.
"Of that 70,000, 30,000 would come from malaria control programs that would have to be scaled back specifically. The other 40,000 is broken out as 24,000 would die because of a lack of support for immunizations and other investments and 16,000 would be because of a lack of skilled attendants at birth," he said.
It's worth noting that non-military foreign aid is just about the only category of spending a majority of Americans consistently favor cutting...
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Thats rich coming from the same crowd that got DDT banned.
I find this claim ironic coming from a pro-infanticide administration.
Please someone ask this lying jerk how cutting a tiny fraction of that increase will kill anybody?
“30,000 would come from malaria control programs that would have to be scaled back”
So, why have we not defunded the EPA for it’s banning of DDT in malaria programs?
It’s the ol’ “GOP kills kids” ploy again.
Defund Planned Parenthood and send the money to save the children.
It just has to “sound good” or “sound bad” whichever fits into his argument. At what point will the MSM call this guy out? He spews BS.
I thought they are the “watchdog of democracy.” lol
How many kids would be saved by cutting funding for planned parenthood?
So the US taxpayer is now responsile to rid the world of malaria?
Call China for help.
I’m sure Soros will pick up the tab.
Did they just pull these numbers out of their ass-hats?
Here’s an idea. Just abort those 70,000 kids now. That way - they don’t have to suffer.
Shortly to be followed by, “GOP to force elderly
to eat dog food”.
Big gubbermint good, paid for mama and me, the illegitimate Kenyan.
Defund the UN
Defund foreign aid.
That’s just a start.
If it would really kill 70,000 kids, Planned Parenthood would be supporting the GOP.
Not mentioned the millions that died from malaria since DDT was banned by the greenies.
We have to act now before it’s too late.
I had the same thought. What idiocy.
This is what I don’t get. The GOP messaging is terrible. These fools have jacked up spending in the trillions and now we are suddenly having trouble reducing a 1.5 trillion dollar deficit by less than 1%. How can we possibly not be winning this argument. I am days away from abandoning Boehner and Cantor permanently and starting a movement to replace with new leaders.
Failure to use DDT causes, IIRC, 2,000,000 deaths per year. Blame Libs.
So? If the funding continues, those 70,000 kids will just die of something else.
Wow! That's "extreme."
Only 70,000, hell with that.
We murder over 1,000,000 babies here in the USA every year.
When the foreign baby death toll exceeds 1,000,000 let me know.
These demonRATs come with the same bull shit story, kill the babies, kill the old folks, hurt the chilruns edekashun, no medicine, blah, blah.........
If by “watchdog of democracy” you mean, “lapdog of the Democratic Party”, well, yes, they ARE the watchdog of democracy!
Maybe 70,000 kids need killin’.
>Thats rich coming from the same crowd that got DDT banned.
Indeed; I was thinking much the same.
That´s rich coming from those who support the ongoing slaughter of 45,000,000+ babies, murdered in this country alone since 1973.
God help us all.
I’m with you
Pull the money from NPR and Planned Parenthood. Problem solved.
Give them DDT to kill the mosquitos.
First, having enough dough to feed the beast means not having to deal with the substance of our institutional problems; and second, 3-4 trillion sure can buy alot of votes...
The fact that the poor benighted taxpayer is being enslaved by the state doesn't seem to cross their minds at all.
That a drop in the bucket compared to what Obamacare will kill.
And he is from hawaii, yea that’s the ticket...now we are responsible for the whole world..sorry our wallets are not that big...
The United States federal government gives billions of US tax dollars a year to fund overseas abortions. The tax-dollars go to the largest abortion providers in the world — as long as they say “abortion is not a method of family planning.”
Ingar Brueggemann, the Director General of the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), representing its 150 FPAs (Family Planning Associations) in 182 countries worldwide reiterates that, “It is a principal position of IPPF policy that abortion is not a method of family planning”, because money to “abortion as a method of family planning” is specifically prohibited by several governments and by the US government to USAID.
Instead it is euphemistically called “reproductive health services”, to evade the law.
“Reproductive health services should include: [list of 52 items including] Abortion-related Services, Management of complications, Post-abortion family planning, Improved sex education and family planning services where abortion is restricted, Abortion, and Family planning/methods.”
“USAID’s Population Program is one of the success stories in U.S. development assistance. Since the launch of the program in 1965, the percentage of couples in developing countries using contraception has risen from 10% to 50%, and the average number of children born to couples worldwide has dropped by a third.”
“Since its inception in 1965, USAID’s population program has been involved in all major innovations in international family planning. USAID has played a critical role in the development, evaluation or improvement of all modern methods of contraception.”
So, yeah. Dead babies unless USAID gets money to give to Planned Parenthood to kill babies. So what are the numbers?
Maybe, theoretically 70,000 dead.
Maybe again, tens of millions not aborted.
killing 70,000 kids using the same calculations that created 5 million jobs.
Say it isn't so.
We have very few “reporters” and a lot of “journalists.” The journalist today is a blogger in the print or TV media, that's it.
Why don’t the countries where these children are at risk increase their deficit spending or print more money? Why do WE have to do it?
I have no doubt that 70,000 children will die from malaria and other preventable diseases. Civil war, tribalism, religious conflict, crony capitalism, Marxism, vile dictatorships and natural disasters all will kill likely many more. Our foreign aid goes, for the most part into rich and corrupt men’s pockets.
What’s wrong with post birth abortions?
And Rachel Carson has killed millions...............
Annual cases of malaria
Globally: 247 million
Africa: 212 million
Asia: 21 million
Middle East: 8.1 million
Americas: 2.7 million
Annual deaths from malaria
Middle East: 38,000
Figures on malaria deaths
91% of deaths were in Africa
85% of deaths were in children under 5 years of age
4% of deaths were in South-East Asia region (especially India)
4% of deaths were in Eastern Mediterranean region (especially Sudan)
Population at risk
3.3 billion (half of the world population)
Number of countries affected
(35 countries - 30 in Sub-Saharan Africa and 5 in Asia - account for 98 percent of global malaria deaths)
Top five countries for malaria numbers
Democratic Republic of the Congo: 23,620,000
United Republic of Tanzania: 11,540,000
Top five countries for malaria deaths
Democratic Republic of the Congo: 96,113
United Republic of Tanzania: 38,730
Not making even greater cuts will kill the American way of life. Not to mention lots of people.
Billions of dollars of aid have been wasted: at best, achieving jack nothing, at worst reducing whole countries to an existence of degrading dependency: professional-beggar NGO's and what the Brits call "quangos" (quasi-NGO's) with their feet on the necks of the poor.
My disgust is total.
He who sees, will judge.
and don't forget small blue-eyed puppies..
“Unsubstantiated Scare Tactics”, the motto of left leaning welfare promoters (which I might adds includes members of ALL political patries, not just the DNC)
Bill Gates can pick up the tab.