I think the Democrats might want to edit their campaign ad accusing Republicans of cutting funding to the CDC. Check this out…
Not only did the CDC budget not get cut this year, but it actually grew at a high rate, and unbelievably, it was actually Democrat Barack Obama, not the Republican Party, who tried to cut funding to the government agency, so they might want to edit their new “Republican cuts kill” campaign ad.
For fiscal year 2014, the CDC budget grew by 8.2%, to $6.9 billion, which is $567 million MORE than 2013, theAtlanta Business Chronicle reported in an article titled, CDC Wins in Budget Deal (emphasis added):
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will see an 8.2 percent budget increase for fiscal 2014, thanks to a $1.1 trillion spending bill announced by Congress Jan. 13. This influx of cash will raise the CDC budget to $6.9 billion, which is $567 million more than it received in 2013. This is more than the agency anticipated, because the president’s fiscal year 2014 budget request for it was just $6.6 billion — a decrease of $270 million from fiscal 2012.