The Administration’s budget for 2011 proposes to eliminate the vector-borne disease unit of the Centers for Disease Control. Excellent! Much more important to cut government spending in the face of the worst demand shortfall since the Great Depression, in order to reassure financial markets – which don’t in fact seem to be at all worried – that the Federal Government isn’t about to go bankrupt, than to prevent a massive outbreak of dengue fever on the Gulf Coast. What some liberals don’t understand is that living under third-world conditions toughens you up and makes you a better, more God-fearing person. Such misguided people will criticize this decision. But I, for one, am proud to see the Administration proposing the sort of bipartisan policy that warms the hearts of Pete Peterson and the Sunday talk-show hosts.
After all, where in the Constitution does it say that the Federal government has the power to regulate insects or prevent infectious disease. The socialist, big-government CDC needs to be shut down, so that our children and grandchildren can live the free-market, Tenth-Amendment, disease-ridden, short, and miserable lives the Framers intended them to live.