The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director, Dr. Francis Collins, had the audacity to say we'd probably have an Ebola vaccine if it weren't for budget cuts. Dr. Collins was quoted as saying that a decade of stagnant spending has "slowed down" research on all items, including vaccinations for infectious diseases. Really?
The NIH has an annual budget is almost $30 billion and millions of those dollars are wasted on worthless studies. Let's take a look at the millions of dollars the NIH has wasted over the years. The NIH has spent more than $90 million of U.S. taxpayers’ money overseas to China for various public health research projects just a few years ago.
The American taxpayers funded a $2.6 million study to get prostitutes in China to drink less while whoring. A $400,000 study of bars in Buenos Aires to find out why gay men engage in risky sexual behavior while drunk. $178,000 was spent to better understand why drug-abusing prostitutes in Thailand are at greater risk for HIV infection.
The NIH has spent $423,500 to find out why men don't like to wear condoms. I'm pretty sure they could have polled a few thousand men at random and figured out why men don't like to wear condoms without spending almost half a million dollars. NIH spent $386,00 to massage rabbits. Yes rabbits. The study wanted to fund the massage of rabbits to try to figure out what is the best massage duration.
$1.5 million of taxpayers money to Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts to study why “three-quarters” of lesbians in the United States are overweight and why most gay males are not. The NIH has also spent $2.7 million to study why lesbians have more “vulnerability to hazardous drinking."
These 'studies' are just a tip of the iceberg when it comes to wasting precious taxpayers money. The Daily Mail exposes even more outrageous wasteful spending by the NIH in a story HERE. Every time there is a crisis, Democrats demand more money to 'fix' the problem. We could cut billions of dollars from our federal budget and it would have no adverse effect on our country. Democrats will tell you the sky is falling if just one dollar is cut from the budget and they will blame Republicans (as they are doing now for Ebola) for killing or starving Americans.
More examples of wasteful spending by our federal government was profiled by the Heritage Foundation a few years ago. 50 Examples of Government Waste as per heritage.org:
The Democrats are trying to throw a hail-marry pass before the midterm elections by blaming budget cuts for the Ebola virus. Democrats know they will face angry voters this November and they will lie as much as possible in an effort to stem their loses. The Democratic Party is disgusting and they know no shame.