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Shah: (Obama Admin): GOP Cuts Would Kill 70,000 Kids...
http://thecable.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2011/03/31/shah_gop_budget_would_kill_70000_children ^

Posted on 03/31/2011 3:03:53 PM PDT by kcvl

As Congress struggles to negotiate a budget deal to keep the government running, the head of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) told lawmakers Wednesday that the GOP version of the budget bill would result in the deaths of at least 70,000 children who depend on American food and health assistance around the world.

"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.

The Republican bill, known as H.R.1, was passed by the House, and would fund the government for the rest of fiscal 2011. It would effectively cut 16 percent from the Obama administration's original fiscal 2011 request for the international affairs account.

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1 posted on 03/31/2011 3:03:55 PM PDT by kcvl
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USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah

Raj's wife, Shivam Mallick Shah, works at the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Innovation as the Director of Special Initiatives

2 posted on 03/31/2011 3:05:55 PM PDT by kcvl
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Shah previously worked as a health care policy advisor on the Gore 2000 presidential campaign, was an active supporter of the Barack Obama presidential campaign, 2008, and served as a member of Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell’s health transition committee. He also co-founded Health Systems Analytics (a health care consulting firm)


3 posted on 03/31/2011 3:06:54 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: kcvl
Or you can kill an entire nation...your own...with debt and the responsibility for everything that happens in the entire world.

Your choice.

4 posted on 03/31/2011 3:07:47 PM PDT by Scott from the Left Coast
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To: kcvl

30,000 dead from malaria?

How many millions have died due to the leftists removal of DDT?


5 posted on 03/31/2011 3:08:15 PM PDT by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the constitution"-Obama official)
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To: kcvl

The only kids I care about are American Kids.


6 posted on 03/31/2011 3:09:10 PM PDT by Vendome ("Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it anyway")
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To: kcvl

Not sure if that’s “EXTREME” enough for Chucky. Maybe he should have said “...170,000 kids...”


7 posted on 03/31/2011 3:10:29 PM PDT by Roccus
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To: kcvl
Those kids were counting on Obama to deliver on “Change” and “Hope”, but Obama failed to deliver prosperity and now they are going to DIE.
8 posted on 03/31/2011 3:11:35 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: kcvl

You take care of your own first. Mr. Shah needs to be mindful of that when he asks for money for foreign countrys.


9 posted on 03/31/2011 3:12:14 PM PDT by linn37
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To: kcvl

And this money cannot come from any other country. Only the US. And only from the GOP caving in. Therefore the GOP is specifically killing 70,000 children. Conservatively.

Right.

Oh well.


10 posted on 03/31/2011 3:12:14 PM PDT by paulycy (Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: kcvl
This 'children will die' stuff was as predictable as the sunrise when the Republicans stated they would cut the Obama budget. That some Democrat flunky delivers the line is also boringly predicable. It's always an emotional plea for Democrats seeking to keep taxpayer money in their programs because they have no real argument. Unfortunately, dragging in 'children' has often been successful in manipulating public opinion.
11 posted on 03/31/2011 3:12:42 PM PDT by Jim Scott ('The collapse of the Entitlement State is not going to be pretty'. - Mark Steyn)
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To: kcvl
Shah can go back to whatever rock he crawled out from...


12 posted on 03/31/2011 3:14:36 PM PDT by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: kcvl
Of that 70,000, 30,000 would come from malaria control programs that would have to be scaled back specifically.

30,000 people must die because of the non use of D.D.T., I've read figures much higher than that.

13 posted on 03/31/2011 3:14:47 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (Of course Obama loves his country. The thing is, Sarah loves mine.)
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To: Vendome
The only kids I care about are American Kids.

Gotta save the sweet little mizzie kids, so they can grow up and kill us infidels.

14 posted on 03/31/2011 3:16:27 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (Of course Obama loves his country. The thing is, Sarah loves mine.)
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To: kcvl

What does this mean? “lack of support for immunizations and OTHER INVESTMENTS”


15 posted on 03/31/2011 3:16:51 PM PDT by Terry Mross (Those Who Worship Him will all bow down and say "Yes, we can!")
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To: kcvl

What about the 50 million + babies the left has already killed in our country?


16 posted on 03/31/2011 3:17:21 PM PDT by surfer (To err is human, to really foul things up takes a Democrat, don't expect the GOP to have the answer!)
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To: kcvl

When they’re fearmongering, they’re desperate.


17 posted on 03/31/2011 3:17:56 PM PDT by Spok
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To: kcvl

Call China.


18 posted on 03/31/2011 3:18:18 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (Obama Sucks)
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To: kcvl

Support NAMBLA. It’s for the children.


19 posted on 03/31/2011 3:18:33 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: kcvl

Isn’t the democrat party the party of killing kids?


20 posted on 03/31/2011 3:19:14 PM PDT by SHOOT THE MOON bat (Hey White House liar. Truth comes out a little at a time.)
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To: kcvl
Shah: (Obama Admin): GOP Cuts Would Kill 70,000 Kids...

Lie.

Fact: Legalized abortion kills at least 90,000 babies each and every month in the US alone.

21 posted on 03/31/2011 3:21:40 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (You is what you am.)
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To: kcvl

That look says I don’t know jack, but i’m good at pulling it out of my ass.


22 posted on 03/31/2011 3:32:56 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: kcvl

Isn’t the lib’s last line of defense scare-mongering?

It doesn’t get much better than this headline.


23 posted on 03/31/2011 3:35:44 PM PDT by FrogMom (There is no such thing as an honest democrat!)
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To: kcvl

Let us assume, without arguement, that the figure of 70 thousand is a correct and quantifiable number as the result of having to do the massive cuts to balance America’s books.

How many are going to die as a result of failing to cut back and having to scrap everything?


24 posted on 03/31/2011 3:40:48 PM PDT by Jonty30
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To: kcvl

only if other countries didn’t step up to take up the slack

America isn’t the only nation with money and these “needy” countries are as populated or moreso than before America started pouring money into them


25 posted on 03/31/2011 3:52:43 PM PDT by blueplum
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To: kcvl
Don't these children have parents and their own governments to stop this horrible GOP cause mass murder

Oh’ the humanity

26 posted on 03/31/2011 3:54:21 PM PDT by Popman (Obama. First Marxist to turn a five year Marxist plan into a 4 year administration.)
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To: kcvl

Please list every one of the 70,000 by name and address and I will consider your statement.


27 posted on 03/31/2011 4:12:13 PM PDT by Walkingfeather
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To: kcvl
Dude, if these infinitesimal cuts will kill that many, imagine when Uncle Sugar is Bankrupt and no one will lend to him. Millions will die.
28 posted on 03/31/2011 4:19:27 PM PDT by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: icwhatudo

A most excellent question, one that should be flashed daily on TV monitor screens throughout the industrialized nations. Localized and carefully monitored use of DDT for mosquito control could have prevented millions of deaths without endangering the survival of fish-eating raptors.
We find otherwise intelligent people reduced to the folly of fighting malaria with mosquito nets.


29 posted on 03/31/2011 4:31:56 PM PDT by Elsiejay
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To: kcvl

The democrats have absolutely no shame!

A man of decency would not make a vile lying statement like that. People are trying to balance budgets to stay within the tax base available. Clowns like this are throwing everything they can think of at the effort to stop it.


30 posted on 03/31/2011 4:33:53 PM PDT by maxwellsmart_agent
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To: kcvl

The democrats have absolutely no shame!

A man of decency would not make a vile lying statement like that. People are trying to balance budgets to stay within the tax base available. Clowns like this are throwing everything they can think of at the effort to stop it.


31 posted on 03/31/2011 4:34:04 PM PDT by maxwellsmart_agent
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To: icwhatudo

“removal of DDT?”

Millions would be a good guess. Democrats always pull out the old “children the world over will die, and Republicans want to make grandma eat dog food” playbook.


32 posted on 03/31/2011 4:55:31 PM PDT by Twinkie (WHERE'S ALL OF OBAMA'S RECORDS?)
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To: Graybeard58

They blow up so fast...


33 posted on 03/31/2011 6:13:25 PM PDT by Vendome ("Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it anyway")
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To: kcvl
By such "logic", if you refuse to let the government steal from you as much as they believe they must, you are a murderer. Unnamed others have a claim on your rights because of their need.

Think you have enough ammunition yet? I don't.

34 posted on 03/31/2011 6:19:06 PM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: Elsiejay
"Localized and carefully monitored use of DDT for mosquito control could have prevented millions of deaths without endangering the survival of fish-eating raptors."

WELL ....what's more important birdy shells or humans?
35 posted on 04/01/2011 1:37:27 AM PDT by flat
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To: kcvl

>> 70,000 children who depend on American food and health assistance around the world.

What a creep this guy Shah is. The US effort towards Worldwide charity is boundless, and this two-faced punk is out to make the taxpayer the bad guy?

Go pound sand, Shah.


36 posted on 04/01/2011 1:46:35 AM PDT by Gene Eric (*** Jesus ***)
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