Skip to comments.GOP congressman takes CDC director to task on sequester-affected vaccines for children
Posted on 03/06/2013 6:29:59 PM PST by chessplayer
As part of their sequestration-scaremongering roundup, the White House went straight for the worst-case scenarios that would hit all of the federal governments departments and agencies in the spending cuts wake terrible calamities, like hundreds of thousands of Americans losing access to primary care and preventive care like flu vaccinations and cancer screenings. The administration circulated their state-by-state report through Congress to that effect, detailing how thousands fewer children would receive vaccinations as a direct result.
But wait a moment, said Maryland Republican Rep. Andy Harris during a House Appropriations subcommittee meeting on Tuesday that included Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control. The relevant 317 Immunization Program, receiving an approximately $30 million cut under sequestration, actually got a much shorter shrift in President Obamas own proposed FY 2013 budget (which nobody voted for, and sidebar: Were still waiting for the White House to get around to produce his FY 2014 budget that was due only, oh, a month ago), to the tune of a nearly $58 million cut. Does anybody else find that odd that we werent treated to dire warnings about vaccination-reductions under the presidents plan, but not under sequestration?
This was good.
And it will show up more. A 10 second portion can be clipped that would be excellent.
Why is he doing this? Because the mainstream media are lapping it up. Poisoned meat coming to grocery shelves near you! Air traffic grinds to a screeching halt! Fires, murder, and mayhem in the streets as first responders are laid off! No visits to the Washington Monument! OK, it all makes for good copy.
Ron Paul is hammering on the abuse of the Constitution....remarkable...Holder and Obama are crooks.
From eating the rich to hurting our most vulnerable, that’s our Prez!
Maryland “Freak State” PING!