Monday, November 10, 2014
"BioShield: Obama Diverted Its Funds From Fighting Ebola"
This looks like a typical well-intended government program that suffers because of government bureaucracy, government management, and probably some politics...
At DailySignal.com, Melissa Quinn recently reported this and quite a bit more about "BioShield":
"Seeking a more robust defense in the event of a bioterrorist attack on the United States, the Bush administration created a $6 billion fund to prepare the nation for such threats, including the deadly Ebola virus.
The Obama administration, however, has not used the range of tools and budget provided by the post-9/11 project, focusing instead on only three targets and diverting at least $1 billion to other priorities, a review by The Daily Signal found.
Nearly five years ago, in fact, the administration’s own biodefense science board warned that project funds 'should not be diverted to support other initiatives, regardless of the merit of other purposes.'
Repeated diversions of funds 'raise doubts about the intention of the U.S. government to consistently fund the enterprise,' the science board adds."