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megimoo
03-31-2011, 11:41 PM
"It's For The Children I tell You .Om Mani Padme Hum,The Standard liberal/Progressive Mantra !"

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.

http://thecable.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2011/03/31/shah_gop_budget_would_kill_70000_children

PoliCon
03-31-2011, 11:46 PM
FFS. :rolleyes: these people just love making emotional appeals that have no grounding in reality.

MrsSmith
04-01-2011, 12:09 AM
Conversely, if Planned Parenthood were defunded, it's possible that up to a million children might be saved from murder.

megimoo
04-01-2011, 12:14 AM
Conversely, if Planned Parenthood were defunded, it's possible that up to a million children might be saved from murder.With Liberals it only works the one way !

Madisonian
04-01-2011, 09:19 AM
"It's For The Children I tell You .Om Mani Padme Hum,The Standard liberal/Progressive Mantra !"

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.

http://thecable.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2011/03/31/shah_gop_budget_would_kill_70000_children

Frankly, so what?

AmPat
04-01-2011, 09:30 AM
The House should cut funding by 25% .

Let the idiotic left get as falsely hysterical as they want. It is all directed theater designed by their handlers to fool the fools on the left. Conservatives know this ploy well. It is a lie that will be duly reported by their mass media propagandists at the alphabet "news" agencies.