In their 2014 budget, the CDC was given $7 Billion, a 200% increase over what they received in 2000. Congress actually gave more than requested by Obama, so don’t buy any of the “Republicans cut funding” nonsense talking points. Some of the fun things that the CDC is studying rather than disease:
[Ed; This piece is by Michelle Malkin, so read the whole thing.]
Via NY Post:
Mandatory motorcycle-helmet laws: CDC Director Dr. Thomas Frieden appoints a 15-member “Community Preventive Services Task Force” to promote pet Nanny State projects.
An obscure ObamaCare rule — Section 4003(b)(1) — stealthily increased the task force’s authority to study “any policies, programs, processes or activities designed to affect or otherwise affecting health at the population level.”
Last year, the meddling panel extended the agency’s reach into transportation safety with a call to impose a federal universal motorcycle-helmet law on the country.
Is riding a Harley a disease? Why is this the CDC’s business?Video games and TV violence: At Obama’s behest, in the wake of high-profile school shootings, the CDC scored $10 million last year to study violent video games and media images, as well as to assess “existing strategies for preventing gun violence and identifying the most pressing research questions, with the greatest potential public-health impact.”
Whatever that means. Why is this the CDC’s business?Playground equipment: The CDC’s “Injury Centers” (Did you know there are 13 of them?) have crafted a “national action plan” and funded countless studies to prevent boo-boos and accidents on the nation’s playgrounds.
Apparently, there aren’t enough teachers, parents, local school districts and county and state regulators to police the slides and seesaws. Why is this the CDC’s business?“Social norming” in the schools: The CDC has funded studies and campaigns “promoting positive community norms” and “safe, stable, nurturing relationships” in homes and schools.
Thank You Ms Malkin, NY Post, and Nickarama.
Frieden was Commissioner of NYC's Dept. of Mental Hygiene.
The very term Mental Hygiene ought to set the small hairs on the back of your neck bristling.