Monday, April 27, 2009

Obama politicking on swine flu

Like Bill Clinton, Barack Obama has problems with switching out of campaign mode, as Dow Jones informs us:

Obama, who said he is receiving regular updates from the Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Disease Control, used the outbreak of an example of why the government should boost investment for science and technology. He disputed the notion that the U.S. should rein in spending on science as it fights the recession.

"Science is more essential for our prosperity, our security, our health, our environment, and our quality of life than it has ever been," the president said. "And if there was ever a day that reminded us of our shared stake in science and research, it's today."

Obama said he will seek to devote more than 3% of gross domestic product to research and development, a level he called the largest commitment to science and innovation in U.S. history.

The president never misses an opportunity to plug his big government agenda.

On a related note, health care professional Skye of Midnight Blue posted must-read information on swine flu.

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Skye said...

By all that is holy! This is NOT an epidemic! Simple, evidence based actions will stop the spread of this flu - not government spending or expansion!

You cannot legislate hand hygiene or respiratory etiquette compliance!

Oh, thanks for the linkage!

Marathon Pundit said...

Hey, good old fashioned common sense, not gov't.

And you are welcome!