Thursday, October 16, 2014

The Obola Czar

The Libtards are busy trying to blame you know who for ebola. The meme is that the Bushies cut programs that would have allowed for the finding of a cure.  The arrogance is palpable.  Of course we would have found a cure if the Libtards had been able to spend money....spending cures everything in Libtardville.

Yet, when you scratch a little deeper it turns out there were no cuts.  The National Institute for Health (NIH) is part of the Health and Human Services Department. Real spending at that agency has increased nine-fold since 1970 and now tops $900 billion. Oh, if we could all endure such “funding slides,” eh?

In fact, president Zero has his own ebola czar stationed on the forefront of the battle.  Forward!!

Dr. Nicole Lurie, explains that the responsibilities of her office are “to help our country prepare for, respond to and recover from public health threats.” She says her major priority is to help the country prepare for emergencies and to “have the countermeasures—the medicines or vaccines that people might need to use in a public health emergency. So a large part of my office also is responsible for developing those countermeasures.”

Or, as National Journal rather glowingly puts it, “Lurie’s job is to plan for the unthinkable. A global flu pandemic? She has a plan. A bioterror attack? She’s on it. Massive earthquake? Yep. Her responsibilities as assistant secretary span public health, global health, and homeland security.” A profile of Lurie quoted her as saying, “I have responsibility for getting the nation prepared for public health emergencies—whether naturally occurring disasters or man-made, as well as for helping it respond and recover. It’s a pretty significant undertaking.” Still another refers to her as “the highest-ranking federal official in charge of preparing the nation to face such health crises as earthquakes, hurricanes, terrorist attacks, and pandemic influenza.”

So how's that working Dr. Lurie? Doctor? Helloooo? 



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