Saturday, February 05, 2005

Bush to Sick People: Fuck You

Wondering how Bush is going to pay for his little Iraqi adventure? Today we learned how: he's going to screw over sick people.

According to this New York Times story, Bush's budget contains deep cuts in health programs. The Centers for Disease Control's budget would be cut by nearly 10%. Funds to train nurses would be cut by 64%. A program that treats people with traumatic brain injuries would be eliminated altogether. The National Institutes of Health, the agency that performs medical research, would get a tiny bit more money, but not enough to keep up with rising costs, so it would have to scale back its research efforts.

Meanwhile, abstinence education programs would get a 50% raise.


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