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February 05, 2005

Bush Slashes Bioterrorism Funding

Bush really doesn't give a damn about terrorism:

President Bush's budget for 2006 cuts spending for a wide range of public health programs, including several to protect the nation against bioterrorist attacks and to respond to medical emergencies...His plan would also cut the budget of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention by 9 percent, to $6.9 billion...the public health emergency fund of the centers, which helps state and local agencies prepare for bioterror attacks, would be cut 12.6 percent, to $1 billion.
We're dropping hundreds of billions of dollars on a war in Iraq that has nothing to do with protecting Americans from terrorism, yet the budget massively underfunds measures to protect Americans against the single real mass threat to our lives -- a bioterror attack.

Posted by Nathan at February 5, 2005 04:54 AM