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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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.
This 70,000 is a speculative lie, as opposed to the documented millions of kids that abortion has killed.
The advocates of killing nascent human life do what they do best — complain about not having enough tax revenue.
Are these American kids?
If not, how is that our problem?
Even if they were, the constitution is silent on paying welfare to individuals. We lose sight of that sometimes.
Not Yours To Give
Col. David Crockett
US Representative from Tennessee
Oh, that wasn't the point of the story? My bad.
...and I believe...
He doesn't know.
I swear it's like this administration and it's members are part of a religious cult.
While I can't speak to all of their messaging, good or bad, the bottom line is they could stand in front of the Capitol 24-7 and the pro-Democrat media simply ignores them. How many alternative health care plans were put out by the GOP during the Obamacare fight and yet were ignored even when Obama & Co. constantly used the line "If you've got something better then show us."?
If the GOP messages and the pro-Dem media ignores it, then did the GOP really make a sound?
Another piece of BS.
No “kid”-ing...maybe the U.N. needs to start going to visit the Chinese and Indian governments to beg for handouts. After all, the ChiComs and Indies are “tomorrows” global leaders and will have the world's biggest economies (so we're told). Also, since both China and India have the world's two largest populations and continue to breed like bunnies, they should have an interest in the fate of the worlds children. Right?
Obama’s unqualified support for abortion makes me think he’s a hypocrite regarding cuts.
No, it was Rachel Carson who killed men, women and children when through her efforts she got DDT banned. What malaria control programs kill mosquito’s better than DDT??? Obama knows that just/exactly 70,000 kids will die? It’s right out of their playbook. Anytime a Republican suggest cutting back on anything, the Democrats say kids, and/or the elderly are going to die.