One Billion Total Cut to CDC for Emergency Preparedness to Fund Obamacare

One Billion Total Cut to CDC for Emergency Preparedness to Fund Obamacare

Democrat Cuts Kill

Ooops, the Democrat Party and The Agenda Project forgot to tell us that some of the cuts made to the CDC budget were made to fund Obamacare. I’m sure that was just an oversight.

Obama Cuts CDC Spending for Emergency Preparadness. Democrats Blame Ebola on GOP!

There’s no lie so big it will shame Democrats. Especially when they are about to lose an election! By now you may have heard about the vicious Democrat ad that seeks to link GOP leaders seeking spending control with the Ebola outbreak. I won’t link to the ad as it uses the bodies of dead Africans in a cynical attempt to make their shameful case. One attempt is to suggest that the Budget Sequester, which was Obama’s idea, was to blame. Despite the fact that the Sequester had marginal impact on spending as the chart below demonstrates:

Sequester Chart

Readers may recall the scare tactics the Obama Administration employed in a vain attempt to make it appear that the Sequester was stopping the business of government. Except of course that the Administration hired more guards to keep the Parks and public monuments closed for political reasons they they would otherwise have had on duty for normal operations. But back to the CDC. It was the Obama Administration which proposed cuts to the CDC:

Apr 10, 2013 (CIDRAP News) – The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) takes a hit of about $270 million in the Obama administration’s proposed fiscal year 2014 budget, including significant cuts to biodefense and emergency preparedness programs, officials revealed today.

From Center for Disease Control to Community Organizers

Cutting CDC’s budget wasn’t all the Obama Administration did. They reprogrammed CDC to make it another version of Community Organizing. Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal writes:

Consider the Prevention and Public Health Fund, a new series of annual mandatory appropriations created by Obamacare. Over the past five years, the CDC has received just under $3 billion in transfers from the fund. Yet only 6 percent—$180 million—of that $3 billion went toward building epidemiology and laboratory capacity. Especially given the agency’s postwar roots as the Communicable Disease Center, one would think that “detecting and responding to infectious diseases and other public health threats” warrants a larger funding commitment. Instead, the Obama administration has focused the CDC on other priorities. While protecting Americans from infectious diseases received only $180 million from the Prevention Fund, the community transformation grant program received nearly three times as much money—$517.3 million over the same five-year period.

Read more at: http://mikesamerica.blogspot.com/2014/10/obama-cuts-cdc-spending-for-emergency.html

Obama Cut CDC’s 2014 Preparedness Budget By $270M

From the April 2013 archives of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, CIDRAP:

CDC preparedness funds take hit in proposed 2014 budget

By Robert Roos | April 10, 2013

Apr 10, 2013 (CIDRAP News) – The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) takes a hit of about $270 million in the Obama administration’s proposed fiscal year 2014 budget, including significant cuts to biodefense and emergency preparedness programs, officials revealed today.

CDC Director Tom Frieden, MD, speaking at a Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) press conference, said the “overall program budget would come down by about $270 million” under the budget proposal, compared with spending in fiscal year 2012…

The 2014 HHS budget summary, released today, lists $1.33 billion for CDC biodefense and emergency preparedness activities, down $48 million from the 2012 level. That includes $658 million for Public Health and Emergency Preparedness grants to the states, an $8 million decrease.

Also, the proposed allocation for the Strategic National Stockpile of emergency medical supplies is $510 million, which is $38 million less than in 2012, according to the budget summary. And the listed amount for the CDC’s core preparedness and response capability for public health emergencies is $166 million, down by $1 million from 2012.

 Read more at :  http://sweetness-light.com/archive/obama-cut-cdcs-2014-preparedness-budget-by-270m#.VEKtkWd0wqQ

 

 

 

 

 

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