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Ebola Vaccine Would Likely Have Been Found By Now If Not For Budget Cuts: NIH Director

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As the federal government frantically works to combat the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, and as it responds to a second diagnosis of the disease at home, one of the country's top health officials says a vaccine likely would have already been discovered we


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pam w (139)
Monday October 13, 2014, 6:28 am
Does this surprise ANYONE?

Lona G (66)
Monday October 13, 2014, 7:26 am
And who is responsible for these cuts?
"Several Democratic lawmakers have in fact introduced legislation that would increase NIH funds to $46.2 billion in 2021. But there is no indication that such a bill will move forward any time soon."

Of course Republicans will all blame this on Obama.

Past Member (0)
Monday October 13, 2014, 8:30 am
I blame this administration ,they are doing nothing......nothing is surprising to me.

Jason R (67)
Monday October 13, 2014, 8:57 am
Republicans screw up everything they touch…Bastards!!!!!

Vote them ALL out!

Jason R (67)
Monday October 13, 2014, 8:58 am
Stardust…OMG. How did you get ignorant, FOX? pos

Past Member (0)
Monday October 13, 2014, 12:03 pm
The President has recently suggested that more budget cuts are needed...but he's not talking about the military budget. We have more than enough money to keep growing the war machine, but not enough to provide for public health or anything else.

Past Member (0)
Monday October 13, 2014, 12:05 pm
Btw, I am not a Republican. I am merely saying both capitalist parties appear to have more interest in funding war than anything else.

David C (80)
Monday October 13, 2014, 1:34 pm
if we cut our military and spent the saved money on helping the world it would further cut our need for future military spending

Lois Jordan (63)
Monday October 13, 2014, 8:12 pm
Noted. Thanks for posting, Cal. In case nobody's noticed, we no longer have any say over how our tax dollars are wasted....on war. Even when the majority of the U.S. is war weary, the corporate media will fearmonger us to death until are we can hear is the beat of war drums. Our members of Congress need to hear from us; not that it will make any difference. I am curious to hear their defense of their wasted spending, when so many items are so badly in need of funding. I'm sure the Dems will say that they are not in control, the GOP is. And, the GOP will only blame the Dems with ridiculous babbling that never makes any sense. Is anyone angry yet?

Past Member (0)
Tuesday October 14, 2014, 12:34 am
Noted with concern.

Darren Woolsey (218)
Tuesday October 14, 2014, 1:09 am
If they'd have slashed a few bonuses from financiers on Wall Street, that would have provided funding.

Renee M (11)
Tuesday October 14, 2014, 10:00 am
It is just terrible that this comes down to money! There is plenty of money if the overspending and waste were dealt with appropriately.

Wilde Thange (10)
Thursday October 16, 2014, 11:36 am
It seems we have plenty of money for wars. However it also seems we have a decides slow response to save lives anywhere except our own. It may appear we support lose of lives everywhere else as a strategic goal.

Past Member (0)
Thursday October 16, 2014, 6:05 pm
Agree with Wild. Until it hit the states nobody seemed to care about it and how many it's killed/killing in other places.
Thank you Cal for posting.
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