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Response to jpak (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 12:06 PM

1. This is evidence that supports why we need the CDC!

Funding cuts to the Centers for Disease Control should not be tolerated. Bugs and diseases are able to be transferred rapidly across the entire globe within days, should a new strain of a virus or bacteria causing a new illness be discovered.

Since profit seems to be the key motivator in the medical industry, should something happen that requires a rapid response, the CDC wouldn't be able to response as fast and as decisive enough in order to deal with the new contagion because of government funding cuts.

Scary times indeed, and you can thank our wonderful poop of a president, tRUMP for his budget. Hopefully Congress will intercede and correct, but I doubt it, the GOP-controlled Congress refused to listen to thousands of doctors and health care professionals when the repeal of the ACA was being undertaken.

I would think that I would put money in the CDC vs. into a new tank or fighter jet, after all, need healthy, and alive people to operate this equipment.

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