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Obama Administration: GOP Cuts Would Kill 70,000 Kids
Time Magazine ^ | March 31, 2011 | Adam Sorensen

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...

(Excerpt) Read more at swampland.blogs.time.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 70000; abortion; abortobama; congress; deficits; doom; kids; obama; spending; time; usaid
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How is that the responsibility of our Republic?
1 posted on 03/31/2011 12:19:17 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Thats rich coming from the same crowd that got DDT banned.


2 posted on 03/31/2011 12:20:20 PM PDT by RightOnTheBorder
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I find this claim ironic coming from a pro-infanticide administration.


3 posted on 03/31/2011 12:20:57 PM PDT by mrmeyer ("When brute force is on the march, compromise is the red carpet." Ayn Rand)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Oh brother....


4 posted on 03/31/2011 12:22:24 PM PDT by GoCards (RUN SARAH RUN)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The administration just increased the budget by 800 billion dollars within the past year.

Please someone ask this lying jerk how cutting a tiny fraction of that increase will kill anybody?

5 posted on 03/31/2011 12:22:34 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“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?


6 posted on 03/31/2011 12:22:34 PM PDT by BwanaNdege ("All it takes for Evil to triumph is for good MEN to do nothing." Edmund Burke)
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To: mrmeyer

It’s the ol’ “GOP kills kids” ploy again.


7 posted on 03/31/2011 12:22:38 PM PDT by Rennes Templar
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To: mrmeyer

Precisely!

Defund Planned Parenthood and send the money to save the children.


8 posted on 03/31/2011 12:24:07 PM PDT by sodpoodle (Despair; man's surrender. Laughter; God 's redemption.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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


9 posted on 03/31/2011 12:24:07 PM PDT by Red6
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How many kids would be saved by cutting funding for planned parenthood?


10 posted on 03/31/2011 12:24:36 PM PDT by fruser1
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So the US taxpayer is now responsile to rid the world of malaria?

Call China for help.


11 posted on 03/31/2011 12:24:46 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Obama has fired more cruise missiles than any other Nobel peace prize winner.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m sure Soros will pick up the tab.

/s


12 posted on 03/31/2011 12:24:55 PM PDT by freespirited (Truth is the new hate speech. -- Pamela Geller)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.

Win-Win, right?

/sarc


13 posted on 03/31/2011 12:25:07 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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To: Rennes Templar

Shortly to be followed by, “GOP to force elderly
to eat dog food”.


14 posted on 03/31/2011 12:25:15 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: BwanaNdege
Oh, wait, we won't go there.

Big gubbermint good, paid for mama and me, the illegitimate Kenyan.

15 posted on 03/31/2011 12:25:27 PM PDT by Red6
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Defund BATFE

Defund the UN

Defund HUD

Defund foreign aid.

That’s just a start.


16 posted on 03/31/2011 12:26:20 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Obama has fired more cruise missiles than any other Nobel peace prize winner.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Obama killed those kids because he failed to lead America to prosperity.
17 posted on 03/31/2011 12:26:34 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If it would really kill 70,000 kids, Planned Parenthood would be supporting the GOP.


18 posted on 03/31/2011 12:26:47 PM PDT by Ditto (Nov 2, 2010 -- Partial cleaning accomplished. More trash to remove in 2012)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Not mentioned the millions that died from malaria since DDT was banned by the greenies.


19 posted on 03/31/2011 12:27:21 PM PDT by AU72
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We have to act now before it’s too late.


20 posted on 03/31/2011 12:28:26 PM PDT by GSWarrior (To activate this tagline, please contact the board administrator.)
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To: RightOnTheBorder
Thats rich coming from the same crowd that got DDT banned.

I had the same thought. What idiocy.

21 posted on 03/31/2011 12:30:41 PM PDT by American Quilter (DEFUND OBAMACARE.)
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To: skeeter

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.


22 posted on 03/31/2011 12:30:45 PM PDT by ilgipper
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Failure to use DDT causes, IIRC, 2,000,000 deaths per year. Blame Libs.


23 posted on 03/31/2011 12:31:21 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (The 0bamaNation of America slides toward death as planned.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So? If the funding continues, those 70,000 kids will just die of something else.

</cynic>


24 posted on 03/31/2011 12:31:28 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Irritating a libtard is fun, and requires very little imagination.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"Obama Administration: GOP Cuts Would Kill 70,000 Kids"

Wow! That's "extreme."

/s

25 posted on 03/31/2011 12:31:28 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"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.

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.........

26 posted on 03/31/2011 12:32:34 PM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages.)
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To: Red6

If by “watchdog of democracy” you mean, “lapdog of the Democratic Party”, well, yes, they ARE the watchdog of democracy!


27 posted on 03/31/2011 12:32:47 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Irritating a libtard is fun, and requires very little imagination.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Maybe 70,000 kids need killin’.


28 posted on 03/31/2011 12:33:00 PM PDT by Lazamataz (The Democrat Party is Communist. The Republican Party is Socialist. The Tea Party is Capitalist.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What the....?


29 posted on 03/31/2011 12:33:12 PM PDT by therightliveswithus
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To: RightOnTheBorder

>Thats rich coming from the same crowd that got DDT banned.

Indeed; I was thinking much the same.


30 posted on 03/31/2011 12:33:53 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


31 posted on 03/31/2011 12:36:04 PM PDT by onedoug (If)
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To: ilgipper

I’m with you


32 posted on 03/31/2011 12:36:09 PM PDT by TexasTransplant (Radical islam is real islam. Moderate islam is the trojan horse.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Pull the money from NPR and Planned Parenthood. Problem solved.


33 posted on 03/31/2011 12:36:18 PM PDT by Tax Government (Democrat: "I'm driving to Socialism at 95 mph." Republican: "Observe the speed limit.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Give them DDT to kill the mosquitos.


34 posted on 03/31/2011 12:36:18 PM PDT by Thunder90 (Fighting for truth and the American way... http://citizensfortruthandtheamericanway.blogspot.com/)
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To: ilgipper
Something inside tells me many republicans are giddy at the thought of getting their hands on a budget of that size.

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.

35 posted on 03/31/2011 12:36:18 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That a drop in the bucket compared to what Obamacare will kill.


36 posted on 03/31/2011 12:36:32 PM PDT by dforest
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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...


37 posted on 03/31/2011 12:38:13 PM PDT by aces
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


38 posted on 03/31/2011 12:40:56 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

killing 70,000 kids using the same calculations that created 5 million jobs.


39 posted on 03/31/2011 12:45:29 PM PDT by DaxtonBrown (HARRY: Money Mob & Influence (See my Expose on Reid on amazon.com written by me!))
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers
You mean there is still “Yellow Journalism?”

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.

40 posted on 03/31/2011 12:46:02 PM PDT by Red6
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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?


41 posted on 03/31/2011 12:46:07 PM PDT by Hacklehead (Liberalism is the art of taking what works, breaking it, and then blaming conservatives.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


42 posted on 03/31/2011 12:50:38 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Hey liberals,

What’s wrong with post birth abortions?


43 posted on 03/31/2011 12:51:58 PM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the "Dave Ramsey Fan" ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And Rachel Carson has killed millions...............


44 posted on 03/31/2011 12:53:22 PM PDT by Red Badger (I've posted a total of 1,698 threads and 63,835 replies, as of 03-29-2011......)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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
Globally: 881,000
Africa: 801,000
Middle East: 38,000
Asia: 36,000
Americas: 3,000
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
109
(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
Nigeria: 57,506,000
Democratic Republic of the Congo: 23,620,000
Ethiopia: 12,405,000
United Republic of Tanzania: 11,540,000
Kenya: 11,342,000
Top five countries for malaria deaths
Nigeria: 225,424
Democratic Republic of the Congo: 96,113
Uganda: 43,490
Ethiopia: 40,963
United Republic of Tanzania: 38,730


45 posted on 03/31/2011 12:55:43 PM PDT by Red Badger (I've posted a total of 1,698 threads and 63,835 replies, as of 03-29-2011......)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Not making even greater cuts will kill the American way of life. Not to mention lots of people.


46 posted on 03/31/2011 12:57:48 PM PDT by all the best
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
They have killed millions of children in Africa and South America by banning the manufacture, transport and sale of DDT. And now they say we're "responsible" to come up with mega-$$$ for USAID, probably to line the pockets of their pet bureaucrats?

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.

47 posted on 03/31/2011 1:02:38 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("Justice and judgment are the foundation of His throne." Psalm 89:14)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Obama Administration: GOP Cuts Would Kill 70,000 Kids

and don't forget small blue-eyed puppies..


48 posted on 03/31/2011 1:05:42 PM PDT by BerniesFriend (Sarah Palin-"Lord knows she's attractive" says bitter Andrea Mitchell and the rest of the MSM)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Unsubstantiated Scare Tactics”, the motto of left leaning welfare promoters (which I might adds includes members of ALL political patries, not just the DNC)


49 posted on 03/31/2011 1:11:01 PM PDT by patlin (Ignorance is Bliss for those who choose to wear rose colored glasses)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bill Gates can pick up the tab.


50 posted on 03/31/2011 1:13:35 PM PDT by newzjunkey
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